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Bikini Day2019 March 1 Bikini Day Programs (Provisional)

February 27 - March 1, 2019, Shizuoka and Yaizu
Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

Theme February 27 February 28 March 1 Overseas Delegates

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Theme

Toward 2020 & 75th Year of the A-Bombing, Let Us Build on Cooperation and Actions for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World:
Achieve a Japan to Stand for Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Article 9 of the Constitution

 

February 27 (Wednesday)

14:30-17:30 International Forum (Shizuoka Shimin Bunka Kaikan, 2-90 Sumpu-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka.  Tel: 054-251-3751)

Toward 2020 & 75th Year of the A-Bombing, Let Us Build on Cooperation and Actions for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World: Achieve a Japan to Stand for Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Article 9 of the Constitution

Panelists:

  • Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, U.S.A.
  • Abacca Anjain Maddison, Former Senator, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Lee Junkyu, Republic of Korea
  • Yayoi Tsuchida, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

18:10 Reception to welcome overseas delegates @Star Palace Room, 2F, Hotel Sun Palace

 

February 28 (Thursday)

13:00-15:00  Plenary Meeting, 2019 Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference(Medium Hall - Earth, Granship Shizuoka)

Program: Keynote address; Messages; Speeches by overseas delegates(7-minute speech each) Grass-roots activists and others

15:30-18:30  Workshops, 2019 Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference(Different meeting rooms in Granship Shizuoka)

  • 1 - 1 and 1-2. Achieving a Japan to join the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Let us spread the International Hibakusha Appeal Signature Campaign
  • 2. Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the role of Japan
  • 3. Together with the Hibakusha: Making known to people Hibakusha’s experiences and the damage from the A-bombing
  • 4. Solidarity with Okinawa; Stop the attempt to revise Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution and achieve a nuclear-free, peaceful Japan
  • 5. Zero nuclear power plants; Support for disaster-affected communities and shift to renewable energy sources
  • 6. Stop the ongoing massive armament and turn the resources to support people’s lives and create peace
  • 7. The Bikini incident and the anti-A and H-Bomb movement (For beginners)

Related event:

19:00  Signature drive for the International Hibakusha Appeal by young people “Ring! Link! Zero 2019 in Shizuoka” (North Exit of JR Shizuoka Station)

 

March 1 (Friday)

09:30-11:30  Procession to the grave of Kuboyama Aikichi at Kotokuin Temple;Memorial ceremony (Kotokuin Temple); Flower dedication to the grave

Move to Yaizu City Cultural Center by taxi; Lunch

13:00-15:30  The 65th March 1 Bikini Day Rally 2019 (Yaizu City Cultural Center)

Sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the World Conference and Shizuoka Organizing Committee for the Bikini Day

Program:

  • Organizer’s Report; Testimony by victims of Bikini Hydrogen Bomb test;
  • Appeal by the plaintiffs seeking a State compensation for the sailors affected
  • by the Bikini tests; Speeches by grass-roots campaigners; Cultural program;
  • Adoption of Yaizu Appeal

 

Overseas Delegates

U.S.A.

Mr. Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
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Republic of the Marshall Islands

Ms. Abacca Anjain Maddison, Iju in Ean Club/ Former Senator, Rongelap Atoll
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Republic of Korea

Mr. Lee Jun Kyu, Researcher
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Republic of Lithuania

Dr. Gediminas Rimdeika, M.D., Lithuanian Green Party
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Mrs. Angele Rimdeikiene

Mr. Vladislov Juskiai

Mrs. Zinaida Juskiai