Dr. Mikamo was born and raised in Hiroshima by two atomic bomb survivors and promised herself as a child to contribute to world peace and humanity. She graduated from Hiroshima University, School of Education, and moved to the United States.
She believes that world peace and harmony starts with healthy individual psyche and harmonious intimate relationships based on love, tolerance, empathy, forgiveness, and growth.
Akiko authored a book, Rising From The Ashes, a True Story of Survival and Forgiveness From HIroshima, a story about the survival of her father. Dr. Akiko Mikamo wrote his story to send out the messages of human love and power of forgiveness to remind the world our worst enemies of yesterday could become the best friends of tomorrow.
In November of 2014, Dr. Mikamo received an annual Award for Exceptional Service to World Peace from the World Peace and Prosperity Foundation at House of Lords in Westminster Palace in London, United Kingdom. The Foundation praised her for sending a strong message of empathy and forgiveness for the world via her book, Rising from the Ashes: A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness.
She obtained Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD, and Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Alliant International University among other advanced degrees.
Dr. Mikamo is president of San Diego-WISH: Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity (www.sdwish.org) and president of US-Japan Psychological Services (www.usjapanpsych.com) in San Diego, California.
Furthermore, San Diego-WISH, a not-for-profit 501(3) (c) organization, holds “Peace & Humanity Day” on the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings to educate and promote world peace and the improvement of humanity.
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