Ban Nuclear Weapons Now! Voices From Hiroshima Speak Out

On April 29th 2014, ANT-Hiroshima, together with the Japan NGO Network for Nuclear Weapons Abolition and the Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition hosted an event in Hiroshima Peace Park titled, Ban Nuclear Weapons Now, Voices From Hiroshima.

The event was held on the occasion of the eighth meeting of twelve foreign ministers at the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative led by the governments of Japan and Australia.

At the Ban Nuclear Weapons, Voices From Hiroshima event, speeches were made by Hiroshima residents appealing for a nuclear weapons ban. The event was opened and speakers were introduced by two IACJ school girls. Tomoko Watanabe of ANT-Hiroshima gave the opening address. Volunteer readers read the testimonies of A-bomb surviviors, students gave testimonies of their activities, their thoughts about nuclear abolition and their experiences of meeting A-bomb survivors and second generation survivors also addressed the meeting.

Here is a video of the speeches and testimonies. The speeches are given in Japanese with simultaneous translation into English.



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