May 1, 2015

East Asia NGOs push for no-nukes zone to engage North Korea

Nongovernmental organizations from Japan, South Korea and Mongolia called on governments in Northeast Asia and elsewhere to push for the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free zone during a gathering at U.N. Headquarters on Thursday. In a joint statement, the NGOs and other organizations said the ...

May 1, 2015

Mayors for Peace renew commitment to abolish nuclear weapons

Thousands of cities worldwide united in the pursuit of a nuclear-free world renewed their commitment to work toward the abolition of nuclear weapons during a gathering Wednesday at the United Nations, where a nuclear disarmament conference is underway. At the outset of the gathering ...

Apr 28, 2015

Wary of China, Japan urges nuclear weapons info transparency

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called on nuclear-weapon states Monday to improve the transparency of information regarding their atomic arsenals, apparently wary of China’s buildup of its nuclear forces. At the start of U.N. conference in New York to review the operation of the Nuclear ...

Thousands rally for abolition of nukes as hibakusha ranks thin

Apr 27, 2015

Thousands rally for abolition of nukes as hibakusha ranks thin

Atomic bomb survivors from Japan and peace campaigners from around the world marched through the streets of New York on Sunday to push for the abolition of nuclear weapons on the eve of a U.N. nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation conference. Around 7,500 people carrying ...

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Apr 27, 2015

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign ...

Apr 10, 2015

Dozen Fukushima residents to attend NPT review conference in N.Y.

A major anti-nuclear group said Friday it will send 12 people from Fukushima to New York to convey the lessons learned so far from the prefecture’s triple core meltdown in 2011 to mark the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference starting later this month. ...

Kishida to press for transparency at NPT meeting

Apr 6, 2015

Kishida to press for transparency at NPT meeting

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will call for ensuring the transparency of nuclear arsenals at a forthcoming review meeting on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that starts April 27 in New York. Kishida will also propose that not only the United States and Russia but also ...