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Issey Miyake generally avoids talking about how he survived the bombing of Hiroshima. Now, though, there's a movement to bring President Obama to the city's celebration of Universal Peace Day this August, and the occasion has inspired him to write an op-ed for the New York Times. "I have never chosen to share my memories or thoughts of that day. I have tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to put them behind me, preferring to think of things that can be created, not destroyed, and that bring beauty and joy. I gravitated toward the field of clothing design, partly because it is a creative format that is modern and optimistic," he writes. "But now I realize it is a subject that must be discussed if we are ever to rid the world of nuclear weapons." [NYT]