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Melissa Parke, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
ICAN chief urges Japan to recognize nuke ban and not fear U.S. reaction
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, as of the start of 2023, nine nuclear powers possessed an estimated 12,512 nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 12, 2023
Despite lofty hopes, global spending on nukes continues to surge
The alarming development — 2022 was the third year in a row that spending rose — deals a serious blow to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2021
Nobel-winning ICAN urges Japan to attend first meeting on U.N. nuclear ban
Japan has decided not to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in consideration of its security ties with the United States.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 30, 2020
Mobilizing the world behind the nuclear weapons ban treaty
Setsuko Thurlow is an atomic bombing survivor who lives in Canada. She has been a highly visible public face of the hibakusha around the world, campaigning tirelessly for nuclear abolition and was included in the small delegation from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to receive...
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JAPAN
Oct 25, 2020
U.N. nuke ban treaty to enter effect Jan. 22, heaping pressure on Japan to join
Tokyo has so far resisted domestic and international calls to join, saying a pact without the participation of nuclear powers was not practical.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2019
A 70-year fight: Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow's quest for the abolition of nuclear weapons
On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, 13-year-old Setsuko Nakamura was on the second floor of a wooden building in Hiroshima with her classmates when a blue flash of light engulfed her.
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JAPAN
Dec 7, 2018
After failing to meet Abe, hibakusha activist Setsuko Thurlow urges PM to hear those with differing views
Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow, an iconic anti-nuclear activist who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, has called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with people whose views differ with his own after she was unable to secure a meeting with the leader on Thursday.
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JAPAN
Aug 6, 2018
ICAN champions grass-roots efforts to persuade Japan and others to support a nuclear-free world
ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has made significant progress in the last year, but according to core member Akira Kawasaki the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning coalition is just getting started.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 4, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-nuclear campaign group ICAN offers to pick up tab for Trump-Kim summit
Nobel Prize-winning anti-nuclear campaign group International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has offered to pay for the cost of the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, including the hotel bill for the impoverished state's leader stay in...
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JAPAN
Apr 29, 2018
Despite snub, ICAN chief eager to meet Abe to discuss nuke ban treaty
The leader of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-nuclear group wants to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ask Japan to take part in the U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 20, 2018
Nobel winner ICAN welcomes Trump-Kim meeting but slams 'toxic masculinity'
Nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea are welcome, but the bullying and threats that led up to them were reckless and it is South Korea that should get credit, the Nobel Prize winning anti-nuclear campaign group ICAN said on Thursday.
WORLD
Mar 7, 2018
More funds spurn nuclear arms, although financing still strong: report
The number of pension funds and asset managers that refuse to invest in nuclear armament-makers appears to be growing, although financing is still abundant, an annual survey by anti-nuclear campaigners said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2018
Abe snubs head of Nobel-winning no-nukes group
The leader of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won last year's Nobel Peace Prize, has been denied a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the nongovernmental organization Peace Boat said Monday.
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JAPAN
Jan 13, 2018
ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn makes first visit to Nagasaki
Beatrice Fihn, leader of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, laid flowers Saturday at the ground zero monument in Nagasaki Peace Park.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 9, 2018
Nuclear arms: Look ahead to 2018 in hope, not back at 2017 in anger
The biggest positive story line of 2017 was a new nuclear ban treaty adopted July 7.
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JAPAN
Jan 8, 2018
Peace Boat leaves for anti-nuke tour of Asia and Oceania
A ship chartered by Japan-based Peace Boat, a nongovernmental organization that works closely with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), left Yokohama on Monday for an extended tour of Asia and Oceania.
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2018
Younger hibakusha and offspring seen taking reins of nuclear abolition drive
With the average age of hibakusha now over 81, younger victims who were exposed to radiation in the womb or in early childhood, as well as the children and grandchildren of A-bomb survivors, are taking over the no-nukes effort.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 30, 2017
Who can we trust during these new wars of the world?
Swords into ploughshares. Spears into pruning hooks. Three thousand-odd years ago, when civilization was rough and passions raw, an extraordinary visionary saw peace dawning. His words, recorded in the Biblical book of Isaiah, transcend religious denomination and national affiliation. They belong to...
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JAPAN
Dec 20, 2017
ICAN Nobel Peace Prize resonates in radiation-hit Marshall Islands
The awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is resonating in the Marshall Islands, boosting hopes there will be no repeat of its exposure to radiation from nearly 70 U.S. nuclear tests from 1946 to 1958.
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JAPAN
Dec 11, 2017
Nuclear weapons ban campaigners accept Nobel Peace Prize at time of atomic strife
A group campaigning for a total ban on nuclear weapons received its Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday, the recognition coming at a time of stalled disarmament talks and major global concern over North Korea's provocative weapons tests.

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