2021 Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference (Online)
Workshop: “For a Nuclear-Free and Peaceful Asia”
14:00 – 16:00 JST (UTC+9) , Sunday, February 28, 2021 |
Here is the link to join the workshop.
Meeting ID: 859 8064 2635
English-Japanese translation is available for this meeting. Looking forward to meeting and discussing with you online!
Asia is surrounded by nuclear powers, including the nuclear-armed North Korea, and we live under the threat of nuclear annihilation. Recently we are witnessing the intensifying rivalry and arms race between the U.S. and China over the hegemony of the South China Sea and the East China Sea. And Japan and South Korea are helping to strengthen the U.S.-led alliance network against China, only increasing the danger of the region. In this workshop, sharing their perspectives on these “hot” situations, the panelists and participants will discuss how to achieve a nuclear-free and peaceful Asia and what kind of movement/campaign should be mobilized in each country, building on the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. (Japanese-English translation available)
[Republic of Korea]
Lee Jun Kyu (Institute for Unification and Peace Policy, Hanshin University)
Lee Jun Kyu worked as the Policy Office Head of the Civil Network for a Peaceful Korea from 2003 to 2010. He has written many columns and articles on nuclear issues, North-South Korean relations, and international politics related to East Asia. He obtained a master’s degree in political science at Korea University and completed his doctoral course at University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. He was in charge of the Korean Organizing Committee of the “Japan-Korea International Forum for a Nuclear-Free and Peaceful Northeast Asia” that took place in Seoul in May-June 2019.
Joseph Gerson (President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security)
Following his longtime service as Director of the Peace and Economic Security Program of the American Friends Service Committee, Joseph Gerson is now President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau, and Co-convener of the Peace and Planet international network. He organizes and educates at local, national and international levels for peaceful and just alternatives to U.S. foreign and military policies, concentrating on nuclear weapons abolition, great power tensions, the impacts of U.S. foreign military bases, and defense spending. Following the inauguration of new President Joe Biden, he founded the Committee for a SANE U.S-China Policy.
Roland Sumbulan (Professor on Development Studies and Public Management, University of the Philippines)
Professor Roland Simbulan has taught at the University of the Philippines (U.P.) for the past 38 years. He was the National Chairperson of the Nuclear-Free Philippines Coalition (NFPC) from 1988 to 2000. He authored 8 books on Philippine foreign policy, the CIA, Philippine-US security relations and US bases & nuclear weapons in the Philippines. He was foreign policy and national defense senior consultant at the Philippine Senate from 1987 to 1995.
Yayoi Tsuchida（Assistant General Secretary, Japan Gensuikyo）
Yayoi Tsuchida was born in Ehime Prefecture and graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University. She has worked at Japan Gensuikyo since 1991 after working at embassies of Arab states, and is now the assistant general secretary and the head of the international section. She has participated and spoke in U.N. conferences on the NPT and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With the entry into force of the TPNW, Yayoi is passionate about achieving a nuclear-free and peaceful Asia working together with friends in Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam and others. She loves to watch Korean dramas.
Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
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