Formation of the Hiroshima Society of School Children for Building World Peace
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January 18, 1956 /Hiroshima Municipal Nobori-cho Junior High School
Courtesy of Chugoku Shimbum
Contributions from people around Japan who supported the movement flooded into Nobori-cho Junior High School. Amazed at the outpouring of support, the school called on elementary, junior high, and high schools in the city to use the construction of a statue as an opportunity to learn about what happened in the bombings and reflect on peace. In time, the Hiroshima Society of School Children for Building World Peace was organized, comprised by the student councils of each school in the city.
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Newspaper article calling for cooperation from Hokkaido

Nishi-Ashibetsu Junior High School student council