Documents and materials from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb museums will be put on display in Oslo for a year from next month following the award of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to an antinuclear weapons organization, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Following the Nobel award ceremony in the Norwegian capital on Dec. 10, the items from the Japanese museums will be displayed as part of an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center on the efforts of the winning organization, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Liv Astrid Sverdrup, director of the exhibition, is scheduled to visit Hiroshima on Wednesday to make preparations for the display and also for a meeting with Akira Kawasaki, an international steering committee member of the nongovernmental organization known as ICAN.
The Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University has served as an intermediary for the project to lend the items and also plans to lend some articles from the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, including a boy's school uniform.
Terumi Tanaka, 85, and Toshiki Fujimori, 73, survivors of the atomic bombings and senior officials of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Suffers Organizations, plan to attend the award ceremony in Oslo, together with representatives of ICAN. Canada-based Hiroshima bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow, 85, is also expected to deliver a speech.