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Friendship Afternoon — September, 2019

Roger and Kathy Edmark are the new directors at the WFC. They will talk about their life stories in English. Roger grew up in Seattle in the state of Washington. He went to school there including college at the University of Washington, and then worked for The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company for 43 years until retirement. Kathy’s memories are of growing up in Miyako-jima, Okinawa and Kobe, Japan. Her parents, grandparents and aunt and uncle were all missionaries. She moved to the states to finish high school, met Roger, and the two of them raised four children. Kathy worked 25 years in education as a para-educator. Both have felt called…

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2017 WFC Christmas Party

Date: December 16, Saturday Time: 1PM to 3PM Place: WFC    Participation fee: Free     No present exchange   Program: Peace Choir , Shin-chan’s show, Quiz, Film:“Martin the Shoemaker” Candle Service, etc Please join us!

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The Phoenix of Hiroshima

Helen Jaccard of the Phoenix of Hiroshima Foundation will be giving a public presentation Friday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. English with Japanese translation   The Phoenix of Hiroshima, a 50-foot, 30-ton yacht built by Miyajimaguchi boat builders for Dr. Earle Reynolds, is important in the post-war history of Hiroshima. After working as a scientific researcher in the ABCC project, Earle and Barbara Reynolds, two of their children, and a crew of three young Japanese men, set out for a round-the-world tour in 1954. As an act of protest, they sailed this boat into the Pacific Proving Ground (1958) used by the United States for the atmospheric testing of nuclear…

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WFC Event August 6th, 2017

① Event at WFC Place: WFC Living Room ▶︎ 10:30AM~10:50AM Speech by WFC Director ▶︎ 10:50AM~11:00AM “Claw Marks of the Atomic Bombing” ‐overview of the A-bomb damage ▶︎ 11:00AM~12:00PM A-bomb survivor’s story by Emiko Okada (Translator: Kaori Kurumaji)   ② Event at Barbara Reynolds Monument ▶︎ 5:30PM Meeting Time for Singing Practice ▶︎ 6:00PM Start Song: Amazing Grace Short Speech by Michiko Yamane (WFC Chairperson) Song: Last night I had the strangest dream   ③ Floating Paper Lanterns Place: Children’s Peace Monument ▶︎ 7:00PM Meeting Time for Making Paper Lanterns Short Speech by WFC Director Song: Orizuru (Paper Crane) Lyric Writer and Composer: Shihei Umehara

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