Interview Your Kids About Hiroshima for GetHiroshima Magazine

We would love to have your kids take part in an interesting article for the summer issue of GetHiroshima Magazine: a collage of interviews of English-speaking children sharing their thoughts about Hiroshima in connection with August 6.

If your family would like to participate, please follow these three simple steps:

  1. Ask your children the questions below and make a faithful written version of their responses. You can record and transcribe what they say, or simply write down their answers. At the same time, feel free to encourage longer, deeper responses with follow-up questions that can flesh out each question further.

    • Why is the city of Hiroshima known around the world?
    • What happened in the city that day?
    • Why do people fight and get into wars? How can we prevent this?
    • What else do you think about war and peace?
    • What can you do to help make the world a more peaceful place?


  2. Take a nice “headshot” of each child during this interview.

  4. Email all your text within the body of the message, or as a WORD attachment, along with good-resolution photos that are labeled with each child’s full name. Email everything together to Adam Beck and Paul Walsh at [email protected] by Saturday, April 11.

Adam of Bilingual Monkeys and GetHiroshima editor Paul will then edit together the interviews to create the article. Please understand that, because of space limitations and other factors, we cannot guarantee how much of the text you provide can appear in the final piece. It is not certain, either, whether photos can be included. Again, this will depend on the amount of material and the amount of space in the magazine.

Still, given these considerations, we hope you and your children will take part and help us create a meaningful article featuring a child’s perspective on this 70th anniversary year of the atomic bombing.

Thank you!

Adam and Paul

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.