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2017 June 28 - July 4 [PEACE]

Kyoto local assembly demands Japanese government’s contribution towards realization of N-ban treaty

July 1, 2017
Kyoto’s Kizugawa City assembly on June 29 adopted a written statement urging the Japanese government to join the ongoing UN conference to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban treaty and to work towards realization of the treaty. The Japanese Communist Party voted for the statement.

The statement criticizes the Japanese government along with the U.S. for opposing the nuclear weapons ban treaty and for not participating in the UN conference. It also states that the Japanese government’s attitude goes against the international community’s consensus and the hopes of Japanese people and Hibakusha (Atomic bomb survivors) who are seeking a world free from nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, in Akita Prefecture, a similar written statement has been adopted in 16 out of 25 municipal assemblies in the prefecture.

Watanabe Masako, Secretary of the Akita Prefectural Council against A and H Bombs (Japan Gensuikyo), said, “I want Prime Minister Abe to listen to the voices of the people and to play an active role as the head of the country that was the victim of nuclear bombings.”

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