Campaigners who hoped the Nobel Committee would honor all those who support war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution were disappointed Friday to hear that this year's peace prize had passed them by.

But they applauded the committee's decision and remained defiant, saying they plan to nominate the cause again in 2015.

"To be honest, we did not necessarily think that our efforts would reach the goal in just one year," said Yoshiaki Ishigaki, one of the leaders of a group calling itself the Organizing Committee for the Nobel Peace Prize for Article 9 of the Constitution. The group initiated contact with the Nobel Committee and honed its bid before the nomination was accepted.