Japanese participants arrive on Majuro
It’s late, so briefly…
This morning Mick and Bo gave a public presentation at a local co-op school for elementary and high school kids on the history of nuclear weapons testing all over the world. The talk was received well, with a few students asking questions like “what can be done now?” and “what has happened in places like Hiroshima for people to be able to live there?” in relation to Marshall Islanders not being able to return home to their homelands that were contaminated during the US nuclear tests.
Later that morning we went to pick up the Japanese and Kazakh participants from the Majuro airport, however due a visa problem the Kazakh participants were unable to stay on Majuro, but we fixed this up later and they are arriving tomorrow, thankfully. We did bring the Japanese participants, Kana and Mariko, and mentor Rico Ishi’i back to the hotel and spent the afternoon settling in, swimming in the lagoon, and chatting, which went long into the evening with so much to talk about.