Nuclear Abolition

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Letter to Obama for a nuclear weapons-free world

In June 2013, national organizations wrote to President Obama urging him to take steps to show support for the nuclear disaramament process. 

Please Sign the Appeal for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Gensuikyo, the Japan Council against A & H Bombs, is one of the world's leading organizations advocating the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. On the eve of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, Gensuikyo delivered seven million petition signatures urging abolition. They had launched a new signature campaign which AFSC and many other organizations have endorsed and are supporting. Please sign:  

Disarmament/nuclear weapons aboliton

An A-to-Z listing of resources.

Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Joseph Gerson
Bikini Day Commemoration, February 28, 2012
Shizuoka, Japan

“[T]he world needs new thinking, based not just on the recognition of universal interests and of global interdependence but also on a certain moral foundation…politics becomes dirty and a zero-sum, lose-lose game only when it has no moral core. This perhaps is the main lesson to be learned from the past two decades.” – Mikahil Gorbachev[1]


Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Joseph Gerson
Bikini Day Commemoration, February 28, 2012
Shizuoka, Japan

Hiroshi Takakusaki - The U.S.-Japan Global Military Alliance

Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization
Northeast Asia Security Panel (Oct. 22, 19:30-)

Japanese Realities
           Hiroshi TAKA – Japan Council against A and H Bombs


Thank you for the opportunity to speak about “Japanese realities”.

My organization, Genuikyo, concentrate on nuclear disarmament, and the problem of military alliance and bases is very much connected to our goal.

Hiroshi Takakusaki - Campaigning for a Nuclear Weapons Abolition Convention

Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization
Campaign/Movement Building Panel (Oct. 21, 19:30-)
Campaign for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons (shorter version)
            Hiroshi TAKA – Japan Council against A and H Bombs


First of all, let me express my gratitude to the organizers for inviting me to this important conference and allowing me to speak before you.

With Hibakusha Eyes: the story and art of Junko Kayashige

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm


The painting "Faces" by Junko Kayashige

Join us for an illustrated presentation on the life and art of Hibakish (A-bomb survivor) Junko Kayashige.

When the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima Cityon August 6, 1945, Junko Kayashige had just entered elementary school.  She was in a home one mile from where the A-bomb it.  Kayashige survived, badly injured, but lost several close family members. 

Talk by Hisroshima Survivor Junko Kayashigne

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Junko speaks widely about her experiences and opposition to nuclear weapons across Japan and has traveled to a number of countries for this purpose, including to Egypt (to help teach rising members of its foreign service) and Korea, as well as here in the U.S. She was a keynote speaker at the national peace studies association conference a few years ago.  Her art provides her another way to powerfully communicate the grave dangers and immediate personal impacts of nuclear weapons. She will show a slide show or some of her art as part of her presentation.

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