Call for Your Support for Petition Collection, A-bomb Exhibition and Peace March

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki. We are determined to build up public support and actions to make
this year a milestone to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.

First, our focus is the 2015 NPT Review Conference. We call on all
governments of the world, in particular, those of nuclear weapon states to
fulfill the obligation of nuclear disarmament under Article 6 of the NPT and
implement the agreements of the 2010 NPT Review Conference.
In order to open
up the way leading to a total ban and the elimination of nuclear weapons,
we, the NGOs and movements of the world, decided to carry out actions in NY
at the time of the NPTRevCon: International Conference (April 24-25), Rally,
Parade and Festival (April 26).

We call on you to join the international joint action in NY on April 24-26.
For more details:

On this action, we want to ask for your help and cooperation:

1)Please collect signatures for a total ban on nuclear weapons.
As part of the action, we will submit to the 2015 NPT RevCon our collected
signatures in support of the “Appeal for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons”.
We will bring all collected signatures to NY and pile up millions of
petitions in front of the United Nations to show strong public support for a
total ban and elimination of nuclear weapons. (Attached please find the
signature form) Please bring your collected signatures to NY or please send
them to us.  We will bring them to NY.

You can sign the petition on line:

http://antiatom.org/script/mailform/sigenglish/

You can download the petition form:
http://www.antiatom.org/sig-press/

We have the versions of Chinese, Spanish, Germany, French, Russian and
Korean languages.

Nearly 7 million petitions submitted to 2010 NPT Review Conference

2) Let’s Hold A-bomb exhibitions at your places.
In concert with the effort of a number of governments to raise awareness of
the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, we will hold A-bomb photo
exhibitions across the country.  Not only that, we will send an A-bomb photo
set overseas so that you can hold the exhibition in your schools, workplaces
and communities.  It is a portable-sized photo set with 17 pieces of photos
depicting the catastrophic damage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you want to
receive it, please contact us.  Japanese peace groups will send it to you.

Hiroshima just after the A-bombing

3) Join the International Relay of the National Peace March
The National Peace March for the abolition of nuclear weapons will start on
May 6 from Tokyo.  The marchers of the Tokyo-Hiroshima course will walk for
3 months to reach Hiroshima in August.  Last year we conducted International
Youth Relay, in which many young people from overseas joined the march and
played an important role to spread a message of nuclear free and peace.
This year again, we will do the relay under the slogan “NO NUKES! Challenge
7 0”.  you want to challenge the peace march, please contact us for more
details.


Young peace marchers from Guam and the Philippines walked through Tokyo and
Kanagawa


Map of peace march courses

Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.

Yayoi Tsuchida
Assistant General Secretary
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Japan Council against A & H Bombs (GENSUIKYO)
2-4-4 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8464 JAPAN
phone: +81-3-5842-6034
fax: +81-3-5842-6033
Email: antiaom@topaz.plala.or.jp

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