Ambassador Roos to Attend the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony

Aug. 7, 2012

Ambassador John V. Roos will represent the United States of America at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 9, 2012. Ambassador Roos has traveled to Nagasaki previously and has visited the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Monument; this will be his first time attending the Peace Memorial Ceremony. Former U.S. Charge d'Affaires James P. Zumwalt attended last year's ceremony.

Ambassador Roos commented, "Last year I spoke with Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue and expressed my hope to be able to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Nagasaki during my time in Japan. This year, I am honored to represent the United States at the Peace Memorial Ceremony in order to pay respects to all those who died during World War II. I'm proud to say that the friendship between the United States and Japan has never been stronger."

The United States looks forward to continuing to work with Japan to advance President Obama's goal of realizing a world without nuclear weapons.