Aug 5, 2015

Free the world of nuclear weapons

The 70th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should remind leaders and citizens of Japan and other nations of the need to eliminate nuclear weapons.

May 26, 2015

Disappointing NPT conference

Japan must seriously consider how it can fulfill its special responsibility as the sole victim of atomic bombings in the global efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.

May 26, 2015

Japan to keep urging world leaders to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Government officials said they will continue to seek support at international gatherings for Japan’s proposal that world leaders visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki after a U.N. nuclear disarmament conference ended last week without issuing a consensus document. During the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference ...

May 10, 2015

Offspring upholding hibakusha legacy

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As aging hibakusha find it increasingly difficult to travel abroad to speak about the horrors of the nuclear attacks nearly 70 years ago, their children are stepping up efforts to follow in their footsteps. Toyoko Tasaki, 46, and Yukino Hirayama, 57, both living in ...

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 ...