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2021 March 1 Bikini Day events (February 28 – March 1, Online)

Main Theme

Achieving a world without nuclear weapons, building on the
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons;
Urging the Japanese government to sign and ratify the TPNW without delay;
Promoting relief and compensation for the Bikini disaster victims

2021 Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference - Plenary Meeting

10:00 - 12:00, February 28, 2021 (online)

Opening video: History of the Japanese anti-A and H Bomb movement (in Japanese)

Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference – Workshop 2 (Video - Japanese only)

For a nuclear-free and peaceful Asia 14:00 - 16:00, February 28, 2021

67th Anniversary 2021 March 1st Bikini Day Rally

13:00-15:00, March 1, 2021

Part I: 13:00-13:50

  • Moderator: KAWAMURA Yoshinobu, ZENROREN and YAMAMOTO Noriko, All Japan Teachers and Staff Union
  • Opening Remarks by the Organizer:
    YAMATO Tadao, Chairperson, Shizuoka Organizing Committee/ President, Shizuoka A-and H-Bomb Survivors Association
  • Greetings by Guests:
    -- NAKAMITSU Izumi, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (video)
    -- NAKANO Hiromichi, Mayor of Yaizu City
    -- HAMASUMI Jiro, Assistant General Secretary, Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)
  • Messages from Political Parties:
    -- SHII Kazuo, Central Committee Chair, Japanese Communist Party
    -- YAMAMOTO Taro, Reiwa Shinsen Gumi
    -- KOYAMA Nobuhiro, Constitutional Democratic Party/ Former MP from Shizuoka
  • Presentation of Messages:
    Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture, President of Shizuoka University, High School Student Peace Ambassadors
  • Keynote Report by the Organizer:
    NOGUCHI Kunikazu, Organizing Committee of the World Conference against A and H Bombs

Part II: 13:50-15:00

  • Cultural Program:
    Piano performance by Kojima Taro
  • 67th anniversary of Bikini Tragedy: Calling for relief and compensation for the victims:
    -- Live from Exhibition Hall of Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Tokyo) and Message from OISHI Matashichi, a crewmember of the ship
    -- Marshall Islands Today: Mini-talk and film by SAKATA Masako, film director
    -- Support to Bikini hydrogen bomb victims’ effort to achieve workmen’s compensation and relief measures by HASHIMOTO Yoichi:
  • Nationwide struggles to urge Japanese government to join the TPNW
    -- SHIDA Tsuyoshi, Shizuoka Signature Campaign Promotion Committee
    -- HASHIGUCHI Norishio, Osaka Gensuikyo
    -- AKAI Junji, Niigata Gensuikyo
  • Proposal and Adoption of the Appeal of the 67th March 1 Bikini Day Rally
    -- SEGAWA Rumi, Shizuoka Organizing Committee
  • Presentation of messages and comments from the rally participants
  • Closing Remarks:
    KITO Isao, Shizuoka Organizing Committee
  • 15:00 Closing
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