Steve Leeper

Member, Past President

I have spent about half of my 72 years in Japan. I have a master’s degree in clinical psychology and have worked as a family counselor (10 years), management consultant (14 years), translator (30 years to present) and peace activist (16 years). I believe, until I encounter facts to the contrary, that I have translated, edited, or interpreted more A-bomb survivor stories than anyone in the world except my wife. I began working for Mayors for Peace in 2002, which led in 2007 to my appointment as chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. I stepped down in 2013 and am currently visiting professor at Hiroshima Jogakuin University and Nagasaki University.