Chargé d’Affaires James P. Zumwalt To Represent the United States of America at the August 9, 2011 Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony

August 7, 2011

Chargé d’Affaires James P. Zumwalt will represent the United States of America at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 9, 2011. Chargé Zumwalt noted, “I am honored to be the first U.S. representative to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Nagasaki, and to express my respect for all the victims of World War II. The United States looks forward to continuing to work with Japan to advance President Obama’s goal of realizing a world without nuclear weapons.”

U.S. Ambassador John V. Roos, who visited Nagasaki twice in the last year and laid a wreath at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Monument in September 2010, will be out of the country on previously-scheduled travel at the time of the ceremony. Ambassador Roos sends his deep respect to Mayor Tomihisa Taue and to the people of Nagasaki as they commemorate the 66th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.