PRESS CONFERENCE (via Zoom): Tomorrow
Tadatoshi Akiba, Former Mayor of Hiroshima city

15:00-16:00 Friday, August 6, 2021
The speech and Q & A will be in English
* Speaker will join the event online.

Hiroshima and the Olympics

International Olympic President Thomas Bach paid a visit to Hiroshima on July 16th, calling it a city of peace and saying was reaffirming the Olympic movement's peace mission. The controversial visit raised questions about whether the IOC was using Hiroshima to campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the IOC rejected calls from Hiroshima for Tokyo Olympics participants to observe a one minute of silence at 8:15 on August 6th, in remembrance of the 76th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. Still, former Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba, in an August 3rd letter to Bach and Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Organizing Committee Chairperson Seiko Hashimoto is urging that participants at the stadium and other facilities hold a one-minute silent vigil. Please join us for a press conference with former Mayor Akiba, as he talks about the IOC and Hiroshima

How to attend: Please register at with your name, the name of your media outlet, and FCCJ membership number. Due to space restrictions attendance will be limited to 20 people. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Please sign in, giving your name and contact details at the reception, and have your temperature taken before proceeding. 

How to watch online:  
Livestreaming of the press events will be available and video of this event will be uploaded to our FCCJ YouTube channel. 

How to ask questions:  
Members watching the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form (English only).

TV crew: Please make a reservation at Doors open for TV crews only at 45 minutes before the event. There will be five positions available for livestreaming. 

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