Peace Quest: The Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Hiroshima and Nagasaki's survivors of atomic bombings have made it their mission to work for peace and nuclear disarmament for 70 years. Prize-winning Seattle journalist Joe Copeland, who has interviewed survivors over nearly three decades, provides a compelling look at these remarkable people, their sense of purpose and their hopes, born out of tragic loss, for a better world. More

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About Joe Copeland

Joe Copeland is a veteran U.S. journalist who has been an editor for, a non-profit news site for the Pacific Northwest, since 2010. He was an editorial writer and columnist with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper before its closure in March 2009. Before joining the Post-Intelligencer, he wrote and edited for The Herald of Everett, most recently as editorial page editor for 13 years. He has reported from Japan several times, including from Hiroshima and Nagasaki under grants as part of the Akiba Project in Japan, from the East-West Center in Honolulu as a Jefferson Fellow, and as a Fulbright Scholar visiting researcher at Hiroshima City University’s Hiroshima Peace Institute for three months in 2009. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Patti; they have two grown children, Sean and Cathy.
He plans further versions of this book as well as other works related to the survivors of the atomic bombings. He maintains a blog,, started as part of the Fulbright research, where you can read additional stories and learn about future publications.

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