LAJI develops inclusive intercultural storytelling content and experiences around the world in collaboration with a global network of social thinkers, scientists, survivors, artists, community educators, museums, national parks, and universities.
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
Dr. Judith Stauber founded Los Alamos-Japan Institute to increase communication and collaboration between places of conscience and people with shared cultural histories. An intercultural and organizational development leader, Judith creates inclusive communication strategies in partnership with universities, cultural organizations, museums and small business communities around the world. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
LAJI was founded in the US State of New Mexico—a place where the atomic bomb was tested and the nuclear age was born—the location of three Japanese-American internment camps—a place for Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, and the Holocaust. The US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland's ancestors have called New Mexico home for 35 generations.
The Paper Crane Foundation supports programming on reconciliation, disarmament and open, honest discussion of conflict. It is the sister organization to Japan’s Sadako Legacy, honoring Hiroshima survivor Sadako Sasaki, whose dying wish was for peace.