We will hold the 2022 Bikini Day Events on Feb. 28 and March 1. We will provide English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation to their highlights. We welcome your participation. Please join us!!
2022 Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference
Date & Time: 13:00 – 14:30, Monday, February 28, 2022
Part I: 2022 Bikini Day Gensuikyo National Conference
Date & Time: 13:00 – 14:30 （JST）, Monday, February 28, 2022
Hosted by: Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
The National Conference will become a starting point of this year’s movement towards the First Meeting of State Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the NPT Review Conference and the World Conference against A and H Bombs in August. Through discussing and deepening the 2022 action plan, the participants will renew their determination to develop the nationwide movement focusing on the signature campaign and national mobilization for the Japanese government’s accession to the TPNW and the advance of the abolition of nuclear weapons. Given the re-surging of the pandemic, the entire program has moved online.
Greetings on behalf of the organizer: Representative Director, Gensuikyo
Keynote address: YASUI Masakazu, Secretary General, Gensuikyo
13:20 – 14:10 (JST)
Forum with Overseas Delegates: Simultaneous Interpretation (Japanese-English) provided
“With the TPNW as Leverage, Let Us Create a World without Nuclear Weapons”
We are encouraged by the news that Germany, major NATO members with US nuclear weapons deployed, decided to join the First Meeting of State Parties to the TPNW. Nuclear weapon states are driven into a corner, On the other hand, however, nuclear powers’ hegemonic rivalries are intensified as seen in US-China confrontation in Asia and the Ukraine crisis. Recently North Korea has conducted missile tests. With threats from North Korea and China being fueled, military buildup and strengthening of military alliance are promoted. Taking up what is happening in the world, we will discuss how we can achieve a nuclear-free peaceful Asia and world.
Joseph Gerson (Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, U.S.A.)
Marion Kuepker (German Fellowship of Reconciliation, Germany)
Lee Jun Kyu (Researcher, Hanshin University, ROK)
Coordinator: TSUCHIDA Yayoi (Assistant General Secretary, Gensuikyo)
Reports by Japanese grass-roots activists
Singing Voice of Japan
Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
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