Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NO Nukes 2020! World March for Peace Japan: Hiroshima (10/17) • Kyoto (10/18) • Tokyo (10/19)

The World Peace March for Peace and Nonviolence will make its way through Japan from the 17th to 19th of October--"for the end of wars, the dismantling of nuclear weapons and for an end to all forms of violence (physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual and psychological)."

Hiroshima (10/17) The march will join the "Nuclear-free world" event (organized by ICNND Japan NGO Network & the Hiroshima Peace Foundation) at the Hiroshima Baseball Stadium on Saturday, October 17th. Participants will create a human "2020" sign––an appeal to world leaders to eradicate nuclear weapons by that year.

The tentative schedule:

14:00 Meet at the baseball grounds. You can enter at left field.
15:00-15:30 Performance by I PRAY

Elementary school students will peform an original play centered on Hiroshima, the city that experienced the dropping of the atomic bomb, showing their their wishes for a peaceful future without war.

15:30-16:00 Prepare to form a human "2020"

16:05-16:30 Appeal to International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation & Disarmament

With the aim of aboloshing nuclear weapons by 2020, we will organize ourselvees and paper cranes in the shape of "2020" as an appeal to the ICNND Committee.

For more information contact: 市民局平和推進課 (Shiminkyoku Heiwa Suishinka): ℡(082)242-7831

Kyoto (10/18) - The March will travel through Maruyama Park slightly after 15:00. Appeal for peace and nonviolence will be delivered around 16:00.

Tokyo (10/19) - Meet at 18:30 at the Assembly room in Yoyogi-Hachiman Kumin Kaikan

Shinji Harada will give a free musical performance. The popular musician says his dream is to "create a world of kindness."

For information in Japanese, click here

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