With the 21st century just around the corner, Japan and the world abound with people's determination to make 2000 a year of great leap forward for building a world free of nuclear weapons. The Japanese movement against A & H Bombs that has consistently asserted the cause of nuclear weapons abolition since its founding is called on to play an ever greater role in the present situation.
1. Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Marking 2000 as the Year of Great Advancement
Today, with deepening contradiction of U.S. hegemonism on the nuclear weapons issues, the criticism against its tyrannical behaviors is growing. Thus, many national governments and NGOs in different fields, as well as traditional peace movements are now standing up for action. This presents a new condition for building a broad-based front for the abolition of nuclear weapons. For this to bear fruit and to open real prospects for abolishing nuclear weapons, the task of the Japanese anti-A & H Bomb movement in 2000 is to play an active role in taking the initiative to propose policies and campaigns in the world-wide movement.
The United States, with its full strength, tries to retain its powerful military forces into the 21st century, especially its overwhelming superiority of nuclear forces. The U.S. substantiated the determination in last year's new Strategic Concept of NATO, which proclaimed the U.S. strategic nuclear forces "vital to the security." As it underlined NATO's capabilities to deal with danger of proliferation of NBC weapons and in an effort to maintain its nuclear monopoly regime, the U.S. does not hesitate to pose a threat to other countries with suspected nuclear development programs. The U.S. demonstrated its tyrannical attitude before the world when the Senate rejected the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty -- the message that it would never give up on nuclear weapons and would maintain its nuclear forces untouched.
Contrary to such efforts, overwhelming support was given again to resolutions for swift abolition of nuclear weapons proposed by the Non-Aligned countries and others in last year's United Nations General Assembly. Among them, the resolution put forth by the New Agenda Coalition, a group of non-nuclear weapons states, called upon the nuclear weapon states "to make an unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the speedy and total elimination of their nuclear arsenals" succeeded in getting support from 111 states. The resolution has growing effect on U.S. allies. For example, while abstaining in the voting, the government of Canada expressed its support to the content of the resolution.
The Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons will start in coming April. Mandate of the meeting is to review the implementation of the measures for "nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament" decided upon when the treaty was extended indefinitely 5 years ago. However, the Conference faces the contradiction beyond such a review framework. For the U.S., the indefinite extension of the NPT was supposed to fortify its nuclear monopoly regime. But recent incidents, including the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan and the Senate's rejection of the CTBT ratification, have only brought discredits on and increased criticism to the NPT regime, which clearly has come to a deadlock.
In its statement before the review conference, the New Agenda Coalition asserts that a fact more than 180 states joining the NPT with the obligation to forgo their option of nuclear arms in turn calls upon the nuclear-weapon states to observe their obligation to abolish their nuclear arsenals, and demands that those states make an undertaking for speedy abolition of nuclear weapons by taking account of the "balance of obligations" between the nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear states. A majority of the NPT member states are in support of the NAC and the NAM resolutions at the U.N., giving signs that their initiatives will gain more support.
Under such circumstances, while bringing people to deep awareness for the nuclear weapons abolition at the grass-roots level, in cooperation with a wide range of anti-nuclear forces and initiatives, including those taken at the national government level, we are called on to create a tide effective enough to compel the pro-nuclear forces to take pledge for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
2. Japanese Government Must Stop Following U.S. Pro-Nuclear Policy and Take the Path for Peace and Nuclear-Free Japan
At present, Japan's politics is in the mire of serious dilemma. Over the question of nuclear weapons, too, it is now clear that the Government's dependent diplomatic policy that willingly offers utmost priority to U.S. nuclear strategy has come to a deadlock. Concerns and criticism are rising among the people over the Government's pro-nuclear attitudes. It is significant that we urge the government to break through this situation and work for peace and a nuclear-free Japan as a matter of urgency. For that we need to build a nation-wide momentum from grassroots also in cooperation with nuclear-free local municipalities. Since the forthcoming national election this year will have a great impact on the future course of Japan in the 21st century, the task of building public opinion for the cause of nuclear weapons abolition holds greater significance than ever before.
(1) The majority of the Japanese people hope that Japan will take non-nuclear policies by truly observing the Three Non-Nuclear Principles and thus providing the population with security and contributing to creating a world without nuclear weapons. However, we now know that the "secret nuclear agreements" between the Japanese and the U.S. governments have deceived the people all along, with the Three Non-Nuclear Principles being infringed at will. Recent declassification of U.S. official documents has one after another revealed the existence of such secret agreements. The "secret nuclear agreements" set a deceptive mechanism in which the prior consultation system, agreed upon at the time of the 1960 revision of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, could place no restraint on the bringing of nuclear weaponry by the U.S. into Japanese territory. Given that the agreements have never been repealed by the two governments, nuclear weapons can be brought in whenever the U.S. deems it necessary. The Japanese government only maintains ignorance of the facts and refuses to probe into the matter, for they know too well that any confirmation or findings from their side would be fatal to their deceptive pro-nuclear policy.
The issue of "secret nuclear agreements" is indeed a fundamental obstacle to a nuclear-free Japan and must be informed to the people widely. It is important for us to urge the government to reveal the truth and abandon the agreements, and strengthen our movement to press for the strict observation of the Three Non-Nuclear Principles and to establish nuclear-free port ordinances.
In light of such developments, we should draw our attention to the significance of the new findings from the declassified U.S. documents, which shed light on part of the picture of U.S. post-war nuclear deployment in Japan. According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, in the late 1950s U.S. forces covertly deployed their nuclear weapons and/or their components in 13 military bases, including Misawa, Atsugi, Yokosuka, Iwakuni, Sasebo and Okinawa (until 1972). More detailed and clearer picture of Misawa as a nuclear attack base has been revealed based on U.S. military documents by Touoh Nippo, a local newspaper in Aomori prefecture. Without allowing it to be considered as a thing of the past, such a revelation should be put to use to call for thorough explanation and to hold the governments of the U.S. and Japan accountable for having deceived the people.
Underlying cause of all this is the policy of Japan's successive governments that have asserted that "U.S. nuclear deterrence is necessary for Japan's security", thus consistently supported the U.S. nuclear strategy. The contradiction and the danger involved in the Japanese government's pro-nuclear policy have exacerbated further with the passing of the War Laws (New Guideline-related laws for Japan's military cooperation with the U.S.), and we must counter such direction by exerting our efforts in developing public opinion and movement.
(2) The shameful attitude of the Japanese government in international political arena constitutes another pillar of its pro-nuclear policy. In last yearfs UNGA, while submitting a resolution in favor of the gultimate eliminationh of nuclear weapons, the Government chose to abstain from voting on all resolutions calling for swift abolition of nuclear weapons. Regarding the New Agenda Coalition resolution, Japan was sensitive to the intention of the U.S., and decided not to support it. It was reported by mass media that the U.S. government told Japan that if Japan supported it, the citizens of the U.S., which had provided the nuclear umbrella for the Japanese people, might feel betrayed. The shameful diplomatic attitude of the LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) politics is represented clearly in this case: The government turns its back on the desire and the position of the people of the A-bombed country, and giving top priority to subordination to the U.S., it is unable to oppose even the strategy of the first use of nuclear weapons, let alone to vote for the nuclear abolition resolutions.
Needless to say, underlying this attitude is the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, but regardless of the pros and cons of the treaty, the Japanese people are increasingly questioning and feeling dissatisfaction: Why does Japan still need the nuclear umbrella even after the Soviet Union collapsed? Why does Japan not speak to the world of the cause of and promote the abolition of nuclear weapons based on the A-bomb experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Voices are spreading to urge the Japanese government to rectify its diplomatic line which runs counter to the mainstream of the world and proceed to a nuclear-free diplomacy, standing on the position of the people of the A-bombed country. This is a crucial task for the future course of Japan, which will bear significance on the current of the world for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
(3) Eight months have passed since the War Laws were enacted. During this period, concrete steps to mobilize Japan to the U.S. war have been taken. For example, a Japan-U.S. joint exercise began with the address of a U.S. commander who said the purpose of the exercise was to fight against the "common enemy of the Korean Peninsula"; and the number of U.S. warships calling at Japanese ports is increasing. U.S. Ambassador to Japan Thomas Foley openly expressed his hope that U.S. warships would enter the Kobe and Hiroshima ports. The new construction and strengthening of U.S. bases in Japan, outrageous low-flying exercises, live-firing drills are also intensified. As contradictions with the local governments and people grow, activities to reject war cooperation are developing at workplaces and local communities. Active campaigns should be promoted further in opposition to the War Laws, the outrage of the U.S. Forces and the reinforcement of U.S. bases in Japan and for the rejection of war cooperation.
The attitude of the Japanese government that gives top priority to military responses in dealing with regional conflict, as seen in the enactment of the War Laws, is totally alien to the reality and completelyruns counter to the current of Asia for the peaceful settlement of disputes, non-alignment and independence. In this regard, some changes observed in the question on North Korea since last year are important, and if the Japanese government shifts its course to independent diplomacy which includes nuclear weapons questions, prospects to prevent the invocation of the War Laws will be opened up.
3. For Further Progress of Trend for a Nuclear-Free Asia
In Asia, we have witnessed the development of the trend against hegemony and for non-nuclear weapons and the peaceful settlement of disputes. Japan is one of the Asian countries and has the history of having waged the war of aggression and suffered the atomic bombing. If Japan abandons the policy of putting itself under the nuclear umbrella and clearly commits itself to observe the Three Non-Nuclear Principles completely, it would be able to join and expand the stream for a nuclear-free Asia. Along with urging the Japanese government to take such a diplomatic course, we have to develop dialogue and cooperation with the peoples of Asia. In the survey conducted by a Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun covering 7 Asian countries, there was a question, "What is important for peace and security of Asia?" At the top of all the answers given by the Japanese respondents was the "abolition of nuclear weapons" which was supported by 50% of them.
Exchange and solidarity with anti-nuclear peace organizations in the Asian region has been developing steadily and their expectations on Japan Gensuikyo are growing, as seen in the participation of the Chinese delegation in the 1999 World Conference against A and H Bombs and their support expressed to the gHiroshima Declarationh; or through the Asian Regional Conference of the World Peace Council, the Northeast Asian Conference of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and the International Symposium of the 1999 Japan Peace Conference. Such exchange and solidarity among Asian movements should be advanced further.
The development of this trend is also of great significance
in building cooperation for opposing any hegemony and establishing a peaceful
world order based on the UN Charter.
This year, thee Japan Council against A and H Bombs will observe the 45th anniversary of its founding. The achievements won in surmounting different trials and rallying and developing desires of the people in Japan and abroad for a ban on atomic and hydrogen bombs are providing a firm basis on which it will make a further rapid progress. On the basis of this conviction and the principle of "No More Hiroshimas" and "No More Nagasakis", let us take the lead in ensuring a success in the historic 2000 World Conference against A and H Bombs, by achieving widest possible participation, support and cooperation beyond the boundaries of the present ban-A and H-bomb movement. Let us thus make a new start for a new century set free of nuclear weapons.
The demand set forward constantly by the Japanese movement against A and H Bombs that nuclear weapons should be abolished urgently, is now universally accepted and upheld by the movements around the world, and the criticism against obstructive attitude of the US leaders hindering it is wide-spread.
Against this background, sincere efforts to press the nuclear weapons states for the abolition are being made in the international disarmamentmovements. The founding of the Middle Powers Initiative, an international NGO group working for nuclear abolition in linking with the New Agenda Coalition, is one such effort. Various initiatives are being taken to reflect voices for the abolition of nuclear weapons in the coming NPT review conference and the Millennium Forum. In Japan, a demand for a shift in diplomatic posture from the shameful LDP politics is gathering a new momentum. Adding to the "Appeal from Hiroshima and Nagasaki", of which the number of the signers has come close to the 50% of the Japanese total population, a petition demanding from the Japanese Government a support to the resolutions for nuclear weapons abolition in the UNGA is eliciting support in wide-range of people. Nearly 300,000 signatures in support of this petition were collected in two months in autumn 1999 and submitted to the Government. The signers included 383 mayors and prefectural governors and 330 chairpersons of local assemblies. The number of nuclear-free declaration municipalities reached 2,483 (of some 3,300) and the number of municipalities having adopted a petition urging for the promotion of a treaty banning nuclear weapons reached 1,501 as of January 31, 2000.
Along with developing public opinion for the abolition and promoting grass-roots campaign, it is essential to bring wisdom and ability into full play to build a grand movement that will work in harmony with the moves for the elimination of nuclear weapons on the level of Governments and municipalities. The proposal of Gensuikyo made last year to conduct dialog, exchange and cooperation without setting a hedge has been welcomed in Japan and internationally, and since then the cooperation in many forms has developed in various regions. On national politics level, a new situation has emerged where the basis for the LDP-Liberal-Komeito Regime is waning and a joint approach of the opposition parties developing. This situation is demanding a full-fledged effort to develop dialog, exchange and cooperation on both national and local levels.
1. Success in the 2000 World Conference against A and H Bombs
The 2000 World Conference against A and H Bombs will be held with the schedule of an International Meeting on Aug. 2-4, the World Conference-Hiroshima on Aug. 4-6, and World Conference-Nagasaki on Aug. 8-9.
Because of the move in pursuit of the elimination of nuclear weapons further gathering momentum on the eve of the 21st century, the success in the 2000 World Conference against A and H Bombs will be all the more important. That the World Conference stands firm on the position to promote unity based on the agreed demand of the abolition of nuclear weapons beyond differences of political and ideological positions, is ever more significant as this fact is bringing confidence from wide-ranging people. So that the 2000 World Conference, the culminating point of the struggle in 2000, will be successful in opening prospect for the 21st century free of nuclear weapons, cooperation and joint actions must be broadened with wide ranges of people who desire for peace against nuclear weapons.
(1) It shall be a conference in solidarity and widest possible cooperation with movements around the world working for a nuclear-free 21st century. Gensuikyo will seek to develop dialog, exchange and cooperation with anti-nuclear peace movements and movements of nuclear weapons victims around the world, national and governmental representatives who are working in international politics for the elimination of nuclear weapons, leaders of Asian nations as representatives of newly developing non-nuclear drive, nuclear-free declaration municipalities in Japan that represents some 70% of the total number of the municipalities, and in many other areas.
(2) Gensuikyo will work to organize its own delegates so that the Conference will meet its tasks for 2000 in terms of both its size of participation and the contents. Gensuikyo proposes that the Organizing Committee will immediately begin to plan and examine tasks, discussion topics and programs of the conference, and helps to promote this work.
A call will be issued to all friends worldwide inviting them to join the International Hiroshima & Nagasaki Days Action on Aug. 6 and 9, 2000, with one common goal of the abolition of nuclear weapons and in solidarity with the 2000 World Conference against A and H Bombs.
(3) Campaigns and efforts to build an anti-nuclear majority in every region and to win a nuclear-free locality declaration, as well as signature campaign for the "Appeal from Hiroshima and Nagasaki" and a petition to urge the Japanese Government to support the abolition of nuclear weapons resolutions, should be promoted everywhere, and the achievementsin these efforts be brought to the 2000 World Conference. Gensuikyo will help youth and students, including high school students, to develop their creative activities in the ban-A and H bombs movement and bring their achievements to the 2000 World Conference.
(4) Gensuikyo will ensure the success in the Peace March, one of the biggest peace initiatives nationwide for the abolition of nuclear weapons, in pursuing bridges, solidarity and joint peace march with other organizations and their peace marches, going beyond any existing barrier.
2. For a Nuclear Free 21st Century - Promoting the International Joint Action
(1) We will make the best effort to make the year, the
last for the 21st century, a turning point to the elimination of nuclear
We will actively take initiatives in proposing policies and actions for a total ban and the elimination of nuclear weapons at the occasions, including the NPT Review Conference (New York, April 24 - May 19), the U.N. Millennium Forum (a conference in which the U.N. Secretary General will hear from NGOs in preparation for the General Assembly, New York, May 22 - 26), and U.N. Millennium Summit and Millennium Assembly (starting on September 5, New York).
At the NPT Review Conference, Japan Gensuikyo will present its own policy proposal and send a delegation to urge the governments of Japan and other countries to take it up.
On the occasions of the Millennium Forum, Summit and Assembly, we will send joint delegations representing broad range of Japanese people and the Hibakusha. In cooperation with the U.S. anti-nuclear peace movements and nuclear victims' organizations from different places, we will organize "the Global Hibakushah delegation (a speaking tour around the U.S. by the Hibakusha and nuclear victims to inform the public of nuclear damage and to appeal for the elimination of nuclear weapons and to give support and solidarity with the victims). In Japan and New York, actions will be staged to urge the governments of Japan and other countries and the U.N. to join the effort.
During the 2000 Disarmament Week, we will carry out nationwide actions, linking the grass-roots actions with the national level efforts, which will address to the governments of the world.
(2) We aim to achieve 60 million signatures by the time of the 2000 World Conference, in support of the "Appeal from Hiroshima and Nagasaki", and furthermore to exceed the majority of the Japanese population, expanding the public support and movement against nuclear weapons at the grassroots level.
The "Appeal" signatures collected represent the will of
the majority of the people in respective local villages, towns, cities,
and prefectures and should be utilized to promote the campaign for a declaration
of nuclear free municipality. Learning from the experience of Yoshida
Town, Shizuoka Prefecture, these signatures should be reported to the U.N.
Millennium Summit and Assembly, after obtaining confirmation and expression
of wishes for the elimination of nuclear weapons from the mayors and assembly
chairpersons of these local autonomies. The original signature forms
will be submitted to the governments of Japan, the nuclear weapon states
and the U.N. in order to express the demand of the majority of the Japanese
3. Achieving a Nuclear-Free and Peaceful Japan, Rejecting U.S.-Subordinate Pro-Nuclear Policy and Infringement of Three Non-Nuclear Principles
(1) Gensuikyo will promote campaigns to demand strict adherence to the Three Non-Nuclear Principles; fully making public the secret nuclear agreement and abandoning of it; protection and expansion of the Nuclear-Free Kobe Formula; and enactment of local ordinances for nuclear-free port and nuclear-free peace municipality. While deceiving its own people, the Japanese government created the secret system to allow U.S. forces to bring their nuclear weapons into Japan, giving priority to the U.S. nuclear strategy. With growing public criticism, we will isolate the Japanese Governmentfs pro-nuclear policy until this secret deal is removed. This task should be emphasized as the question involving sovereignty and democracy of the nation. We oppose the entry of U.S. nuclear vessels into Japanese ports, including Yokosuka and Sasebo. We will promote the citizensf campaign that requests the application of the Nuclear Safety Standards to these U.S. nuclear warships. Nuclear-free declaration municipality movement as well as the requests from local authoritiesto the Japanese Government for the conclusion of a nuclear weapons abolition treaty should be promoted further on a wider scale.
(2) We will encourage and promote variety of joint actions, including signature campaign, on the common demand of making the Japanese government join the large current of nations supporting abolition of nuclear weapons. We will request from the Japanese government to immediately join the current at the U.N. General Assembly (Millennium Assembly), and urge all the mayors, governors and the assembly chairs of local governments to sign petitions, send opinion letters, and pass resolutions.
(3) Opposition to the implementation and invocation of the War Laws. In opposition to the U.S.-subservient, military-first response to international conflicts, we demand the diplomatic policy based on solidarity with Asian peoples and settlement of conflicts through peaceful means; protection of the peaceful order established by the U.N. Charter and the diplomacy abide by the Japanese Constitution. We will develop solidarity and exchange with the Asian peoples' movements for peace and non-nuclear.
(4) In solidarity with the struggle of the Okinawan people,
we oppose the relocation of U.S. helicopter base and demand the removal
of U.S. bases. Towards the Okinawa Summit Conference scheduled in
July, we will expose the abnormal situation of U.S. military bases in Okinawa,
and support and help the Okinawan people to convey their demands to the
outside world. We will help promote the exchange of experiences and
struggles among the movement in Asian countries against U.S. military bases.
In solidarity with local peoplefs movement against outrageous U.S. military exercises, including nuclear war exercise, ultra-low altitude flight, and night landing practice. We demand the removal of depleted uranium bombs.
(5) We will build stronger public support for the removal of U.S. military bases and the abrogation of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty. We will join the campaign to oppose the mal-revision of the Japanese Constitution targeting Article 9, and contribute to the success of the October 21 Nationwide Joint Action Day for the Abrogation of Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, and the 2000 Japan Peace Conference.
(6) Looking to the forthcoming General Election, we will work to enhance public criticism against the pro-nuclear policies of the Japanese government, and raise peoplefs demand for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
4. For the Success of the 2000 March 1st Bikini Day Rally
(1) As the first national gathering to follow Gensuikyofs 72nd National Council, we must achieve great success of the Japan Gensuikyo 2000 Bikini Day National Conference. And as the starting point of this year's mobilization for the successful 2000 World Conference against A & H Bombs and the movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, Gensuikyo will contribute to the success of the 46th March 1 Bikini Day Rally (Co-sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the World Conference and the Shizuoka Prefecture Organizing Committee) and related events.
(2) With the overseas delegates joining the Bikini Day Rally as panelists, an International Forum will be organized, focusing on the international situation over nuclear weapons abolition and the role to be played by the Japanese anti-nuclear movement. Broad range of movements and organizations should be invited to join this forum.
5. Relief for and Solidarity with the Hibakusha and Nuclear Victims of the World
(1) For realizing a 21st century free of nuclear weapons, it is the most fundamental work to inform the people, especially among young generations, of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki A-bomb experience and the struggles of the Hibakusha. Gensuikyo will strive to support the Hibakusha and promote cooperation with them throughout the country, and strengthen the activities to educate the people about the reality of the atomic bombing through the Hibakushafs testimonies in various occasions, including A-bomb exhibitions. The movement to send overseas A-bomb photo sets should be promoted further.
(2) Increased support is called for to gMatsuya Lawsuitsh and other lawsuits filed by the Hibakusha in different parts of Japan, demanding governmentfs recognition on their A-bomb diseases. Joining the one-million signature campaign in support of gMatsuya Lawsuith, Gensuikyo will spread Ms. Matsuyafs appeal all over Japan and promote drastic improvementin the measures for the Hibakusha, and strengthen the campaign to achieve State compensation for their sufferings. The movement to press for the investigation into Bikini hydrogen bomb test damage and relief measures for the victims should be supported.
(3) Support for and cooperation with the Hibakusha in protecting their health and living should be increased. Such activities include: local Gensuikyo membersf visits to Hibakushafs homes, organizing gatherings with them, delivering year-end small monetary gift, organizing health check-up, etc. gMonthly 6th & 9th Day Action for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons and Support for the Hibakushah should be more widely held in local communities, workplaces and school campuses, and the annual goal of collecting g20 Million Yen Peoplefs Donation for the Hibakushah be achieved.
(4) Solidarity should be strengthened further with the
nuclear victims around the world, who were created through the process
of manufacturing and testing of nuclear weapons, starting from uranium
mining and also including the Hiroshima/Nagasaki victims living abroad,
and their pleas and real situation should be informed to the people in
Japan and internationally.
6. Opposition to Military Use of Nuclear Energy and Solidarity with People Struggling with Damage Caused by Nuclear Power Plants
Since the accident at Tokaimura Village, peoplefs anger and anxiety against faulty nuclear energy administration of the Japanese Government are growing rapidly.
From the basic standpoint of gprotecting human lives from damage caused by radiationh, Gensuikyo demands eradication of all the damage involving nuclear fuel cycle, and in solidarity with local people, demands that the Japanese Government stop its adherence to plutonium method, which is abnormal in the world; cancel the construction of new power plants; thorough inspection and of all nuclear power facilities and fundamental review of nuclear energy administration; and more effort to develop alternative energy.
Given that Japanfs accumulation of plutonium, source material for production of nuclear weapons, incurs international concerns, as well as opposing military use of nuclear energy, Gensuikyo demands that the Japanese Government break away with the pro-nuclear policies; strictly observe the Three Non-Nuclear Principles (not to possess, not to produce and not to allow bringing-in of nuclear weapons into Japan) and the Three Principles on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy (independence, democracy and transparency).
7. Strengthening and Development of Japan Gensuikyo Organization
(1) The Japan Gensuikyo must develop its organizational strength and rallying power worthy of the national center of the Japanese anti-A and H-Bomb movement, with the increased scope of cooperative and working relationship with broad range of people.
In order to respond timely to the fast-developing world and Japanese situations, Gensuikyo will actively hold national-level forums and symposiums, taking the opportunity of its own national executive meetings. Reconstruction of commission of experts, as provided for in the Constitution and review on the material and lecturers in Gensuikyo Seminars should start immediately.
(2) Educational and publicity activity should be strengthened further, which includes: Improvement and wider distribution of monthly gGensuikyo Tsushinh (in Japanese) and achievement of self-financing of its publication; Improvement of Gensuikyofs website and information services; Timely publication and distribution of gInternational Information and Documentsh (in Japanese); On-time quarterly publication of international bulletin gNo More Hiroshimas!h (in English); Publication of extra edition of gGensuikyo Tsushinh as necessary.
(3) Establishment and strengthening of prefectural Gensuikyo organizations should be promoted. As the centers of anti-A & H Bomb movements at the grass-roots level and representing local peoplefs effort to communicate with local governments, city/town/village/regional-level Gensuikyos should be created and reinforced. Effort should be made to expand their membership and establish the operation based on the Five Operational Criteria for local Gensuikyos (Organizational rules; Establishing responsible organizational structure; Payment of membership fees and subscription of gGensuikyo Tsushinh; Holding of monthly organizational/study meetings; Carrying out regular activities, including the monthly g6th & 9th Day Actionh.)
(4) Importance on the fundraising activities should be reconfirmed to financially support the organization, with special emphasis on the successful sales of gChihiro Calendarsh Learning from the lessons acquired through the effort involved in changing the fiscal year, further progress to improve Gensuikyofs finance and fundraising activities should be achieved.
(5) A special project/event to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the founding of Japan Gensuikyo (September 19) will be discussed.
@ (6) Success should be secured in the campaign to construct a new
office building of Japan Gensuikyo, with the cooperation and support from
the broad range of people who support and cooperate with the anti-A &
H Bomb movement.