April 10, 2016
On April 10, Mrs. Yuko Kishida, spouse of the Foreign Minister of Japan, hosted the first day of the Spouses' Program at the G7 Hiroshima Foreign Ministers' Meeting. In attendance of this program were: Mrs. Susan Hammond, spouse of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Mrs. Emanuela Mauro Gentiloni, spouse of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic; Mrs. Janine Krieber, spouse of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada; and Mrs. Brigitte Ayrault, spouse of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic.

The spouses of the Foreign Ministers joined Mrs. Kishida on a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. There they visited and toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The spouses of the Foreign Ministers also listened to testimonies from atomic bomb survivors after which they laid flowers at the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

The group also visited Hiroshima Jogakuin Senior High School, from which Mrs. Kishida graduated. Students there informed the spouses about peace education at the school and then engaged in a lively exchange of ideas with them.

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