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Date : July 16, 2024

Initiatives for Nuclear Disarmament by Nagasaki (Mr. Shiro Suzuki, Nagasaki Mayor)

post date : 2024.07.02

This year will mark the 79th year since an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. As demonstrated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas, the global security environment is more complicated than ever, and the path towards a world without nuclear weapons has become even more treacherous.


The FPCJ has invited Nagasaki Mayor Shiro Suzuki, a second-generation atomic bomb survivor, to discuss the message he wants to send to the world at this year’s Peace Memorial Ceremony and concrete initiatives towards future nuclear disarmament ahead of next year’s 80th anniversary of the bombing. Mr. Suzuki has taken on the legacy of atomic bomb survivors and continues to work diligently to create a peaceful world without nuclear weapons, so that Nagasaki will become the last place to have ever been attacked with a nuclear weapon.


■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar.


■Date: July 16 (Tue), 2024, 14:30-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, Fri, July 12)

■Theme: Initiatives for Nuclear Disarmament by Nagasaki

■Briefer: Mr. Shiro Suzuki, Nagasaki Mayor

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation



As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:
Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by noon on Monday, July 8.
As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).


■How to Apply: Please refer to the email  we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.


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