Forum: “For a Total
Ban on Nuclear Weapons - Dialogue between Governments and Grass-Roots
13:00-16:00 (Nakabe Auditorium, Nagasaki University)
order to secure concrete steps for a total ban and elimination of nuclear
weapons at the forthcoming 2015 NPT Review Conference, what actions are called
for at the arena of the international politics?
Representatives of national governments in the forefront of this
struggle to push forward the humanitarian discourse of nuclear weapons, including
those for the New Agenda Coalition and the Non-Aligned movement, will propose
the future direction to achieve the goal.
Representatives of the Japanese grass-roots movement and world
anti-nuclear peace movements will discuss and exchange views with the
government representatives sharing the same goal.
Workshops 09:30 -
15:00 (At various venues throughout Nagasaki City; Some workshops run with
different time schedule)
Action for a total ban on nuclear weapons toward 2015
(2F Hall, Nagasaki Shoko Kaigisho, 1-14, Bunkyo-cho)
Action for a total ban on nuclear weapons toward 2015
(2F Myoken Hall, Saint Hill Nagasaki)
These workshops aim to discuss how to create
a great surge of public support for a “total ban on nuclear weapons” toward the
2015 NPT Review Conference. Focusing on
the inhumanity of nuclear weapons, participants will join overseas delegates to
propose and report on grass-roots initiatives, including the signature campaign
for the “Appeal for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons”, peace marches, A-bomb
exhibitions, etc, and learn from each other’s experiences and growing
2. For a nuclear weapon-free peaceful Asia
(NBC Media One, 1-35 Uwamachi)
need to achieve a nuclear-free East Asia, bearing in mind the importance of
aiming at a total ban on nuclear weapons.
Anti-nuclear peace movements of Asia and Japan will share experiences
and discuss together what should be done to achieve a nuclear weapon-free Asia
and peaceful resolution of disputes in this region. In addition, what to do to counter the developments
of the U.S. Asia Pacific pivot strategy and the role of Japan as the A-bombed
country and the closest ally of the U.S. will be discussed.
3. For a nuclear weapon-free peaceful Japan (Prefectural
Toward the next NPT Review Conference in
2015, all national governments and civil society across the world are urged to
work together and take actions to translate the shared goal into reality. At the NPT Second Preparatory Committee held
in Geneva in April, the government of Japan refused to endorse the “Joint
statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapon” issued by 80 nations.
The workshop discussion will focus on how to make the government change its
blind reliance on the U.S. “nuclear umbrella”, the root-cause of this refusal,
and take the initiative befitting the A-bomb country to achieve a nuclear
4. Creating nuclear-free and peace-oriented
local municipalities (Hall, Nagasaki Museum of History and
Culture, 1-1-1 Tateyama)
There are increasing number of local
municipalities endorsing the abolition of nuclear weapons and peace. Of the 1,789 local governments, 1,565 have
declared themselves nuclear-free, and mayors of 1,038 municipalities have
signed the “Appeal for a Total Ban and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.” Joined by the representatives of local
governments, the workshop will discuss and explore the role of local
municipalities in promoting nuclear-free and peace administrations together
with their citizens, including holding of A-bomb exhibitions and promoting the
signature campaign for banning nuclear weapons.
Japan with Article 9 shining: Role of the anti-nuclear movement (Merca
Tsukimachi Hall, 3-18 Tsukimachi)
Now that the world is endeavoring to resolve
conflicts by peaceful means and to achieve a nuclear weapon-free world, the
role to be played by Japan, holding Article 9 in its constitution born out of
the tragic experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is called into question. Attempts are being made to revise Article 9
and allow Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense under the
pretext of “threats” from North Korea and China. Discussion will focus on what should be done
to stop such moves and create a Japan which can give full play to Article 9 of
Inheriting the A-bomb experiences and making known to the world the atrocity of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki (NBC Media Three, Uwamachi)
Sixty-eight years have passed since the
atomic bombing. Hibakusha’s appeal, “No
more Hiroshima or Nagasaki” and their actions have given great strength to the
movement to abolish nuclear weapons.
Noting the new international initiative to focus on the inhumanity of
nuclear weapons, workshop participants will listen to and learn from the A-bomb
experience, recognize the urgency of eliminating nuclear weapons and discuss
how to inherit and succeed to the A-bomb experiences and make known to the
world the real damage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Activities to support and work in solidarity with the Hibakusha (Large
conference room, Nagasaki Kensetsu Sogo Kaikan)
This workshop is a place for exchanging
experiences and ideas to support and work in solidarity with the
Hibakusha. Learning from the damage and
after-effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, participants will discuss the future
of the activities in this area. Reports
will be given on the “No More Hibakusha Lawsuits” in Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka and
Hiroshima, and on the networking efforts among second and third generation
Hibakusha, and among supporters of the Hibakusha.
8. Nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants (NBC
Media Two, 1-35 Uwamachi)
The situation of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi
Nuclear Power Plant is far from “restored to its normal state”, but is still in
the height of the accident, with ever-increasing amount of high-density of
contaminated water. Despite this, Abe
government, with intention to secure the ability of “producing nuclear weapons
as deterrence,” is promoting the resumption of operation and the export of nuclear
power plants. Participants will share
and discuss their activities to support people and municipalities which have
suffered from radiation and to shift the government policy from depending on
nuclear energy to renewable energy sources.
Abolition of nuclear weapons and our lives (Ajisai
hall, 3F, Saint Hill Nagasaki, 4-10 Chikugomachi)
Upholding a “strong Japan”, Abe government
is promoting the monetary easing policy and increasing public spending,
building the anticipation among the public.
In reality, it is increasing the defense budget in the name of
reinforcing Japan-U.S. alliance in total subordination to the U.S.
strategy. Participants will examine the
link between economic issues and nuclear and peace issues and share their
experiences in this area.
Culture of anti-nuclear peace (Lecture Room, Sogo
Fukushi Center 5F)
Participants will discuss the role of
cultural activities in the effort for abolishing nuclear weapons.
Youth Forum: Learning from the Hibakusha (Shimin
Kaikan Gymnasium, 5-1 Uonomachi)
By listening to and recording Hibakusha’s
testimonies, young participants will learn the inhumanity of nuclear weapons
and inherit their wish and effort for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
12. Learning Hiroshima & Nagasaki through
films (Large Conference room, Sogo Fukushi Center,
Image culture is playing an important role
in the effort for achieving a nuclear weapon-free, peaceful and just
world. Film director Oliver Stone, who
produced the “Untold History of the United States” and historian Peter Kuznick
will speak about the criminality of the atomic bombing. Participants will also learn the Hibakusha’s
movement for compensation and for the elimination of nuclear weapons through
watching the record of their class action for the official recognition of their
School Students Forum: Let’s talk with the Hibakusha from around the world
On-site investigation on Sasebo U.S. Bases (08:00-17:00)
Visit to A-bomb architectures and monuments (09:20-15:00)
Boys and girls Forum (09:00-15:00)
18:00- No Nukes! Women’s Forum 2013 (Nagasaki Shimin