Taken prisoner by the Japanese during the Second World War, John F. was working as a slave labourer in a coal mine when the Atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. He emerged from the mine on that day to a totally devastated landscape, the smell of burning flesh in the air. Today, aged 80, John F. continues his fight to force the Japanese government to acknowledge its war crimes. John F. and other survivors want to ensure that their collective memory of the war survives. On December 7th, John F. will march in front of the Japanese embassy in Ottawa, as he did the year before. And, maybe, the Japanese ambassador will invite him in to tea. As happened the year before.