With a global network of scientists, survivors, artists, educators, mayors, museums, and universities—LAJI develops programs to promote intercultural dialogue and collaboration in the US, Japan, and the world.
1945-2020. LAJI presents unique 75th anniversary ceramic raku tiles crafted in Los Alamos. Our tile designs commemorate the relevant and inclusive cultural exchange taking place today between atomic legacy communities in the US and Japan.
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My grandfather took sole responsibility for the atomic bombings of Japan, neither making excuses nor denying the devastation. In 1947, when criticized for placing a wreath at the tomb of six Mexican army cadets who had died fighting against the US 100 years earlier, he said: "They had courage and courage does not belong to any one nation. You honor courage wherever you find it." We rejoice in the lives saved in WWII and acknowledge and honor the suffering of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Honorary Chairman, Truman Library Institute
Chair, Los Alamos-Japan Institute Advisory Board
As I was raised in Hiroshima, Los Alamos instantly reminded me of the bombing of Hiroshima on August, 6, 1945. At first I hesitated to visit but the warm personality of Judith Stauber helped me make the decision to actually visit. I cannot forget the warm welcome by Dr. Stauber and the people of Los Alamos. To my surprise, the beautiful blue sky and clear air made me feel refreshed and even familiar. After seeing exhibits and talking with people in Los Alamos—I reaffirmed the tremendous impact of science on humanity and the importance of faithfully facing history.
Kenji Shiga, Former Director Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Dr. Judith Stauber builds intercultural relationships and diverse collaborative partnerships. She negotiated, and delivered proclamations of understanding to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on behalf of Los Alamos County to honor the historic friendship she established while serving as Los Alamos History Museum Director (2011-2018). Stauber founded LAJI to bridge communication between people and places of conscience. Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
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