Nagasaki City

In the history of U.S.-Japanese relations, the city of Nagasaki needs no introduction. Sixty-eight years after the tragic bombing of Nagasaki during World War II, the Nagasaki planting ceremony was a truly symbolic event. The U.S. Embassy, its Fukuoka consulate, and the Bridging Foundation were directly involved in this event, which was ultimately a beautiful tribute to the enduring peace between the U.S. and Japan that has flourished from such grim beginnings.

The event was officiated by the Honorable Tomihisa Taue, Nagasaki’s mayor, and U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was an honored guest and participant in the planting of the trees.

 

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