Japanese nongovernmental organization Peace Boat has taken more than 170 survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki around the world, allowing them to tell people across the globe of their experiences, while calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

While the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic forced a halt to ocean voyages in early 2020, reducing the chances for atomic bomb survivors, known as hibakusha, to interact with others directly, it has also brought about opportunities for them to reach previously inaccessible areas virtually.

"Every second counts for the survivors" (also called "Orizuru Project Online") was launched last October with the aim of reaching 190 countries. In the 10 months since its launch, online testimonies have already been held 37 times, reaching over 30 countries and 2,400 live viewers in total worldwide.