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About the ProjectS


The Sadako Peace Projects include two initiatives: The Sadako Project, founded in 2014, and the Sadako Peace Cranes Project, founded in 2016. The projects are peace-building activities launched at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial by former Punahou Japanese language faculty Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo. JASH was honored to take over the projects in 2020.


Through the Sadako Project, volunteers teach visitors to Pearl Harbor about the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who was a victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and who would pass away from the effects of irradiation when she was twelve years old. In memory of Sadako's thousand paper cranes, visitors are invited to fold peace cranes bearing their own hopes for world peace.


In the Sadako Peace Cranes Project, teachers in Japan are invited to share the story of Sadako, World War II, and the importance of peace with their students. As part of the lesson, Japanese students fold peace cranes containing their messages of peace, which are then shared with Pearl Harbor visitors. This initiative connects Japanese participants with others from around the globe through these small, beautiful, and meaningful paper cranes.


Through the Sadako Peace Projects, we hope to connect the people of Hawaii, Japan, and around the world to establish friendships and cross-cultural understanding, raise awareness of the consequences of war, and build a more peaceful future.








If you'd like to volunteer with the Sadako Peace Projects, please contact JASH Program Coordinator Christianne Ono.



Phone: +1-808-524-4450