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Date : July 8, 2021

Nagasaki at a New Start Line Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing—Passing on the Realities of the Atomic Bombing and Hopes for Peace (Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki)

post date : 2021.06.25

Mr. Tomihisa Taue has been active in conveying messages to the world calling for Nagasaki to become “the last place nuclear weapons were ever used” since he was first elected in April 2007. At the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Review Conference, delayed since last year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, he plans to speak about his desire for peace as the mayor of a city which suffered an atomic bombing. Having established 2021 as a new start line heading towards the 100th anniversary of the atomic bombing, in addition to the two main pillars of “passing on the realities of the bombing” and “calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons,” a third pillar of “cultivating peace culture” will be added to continuing initiatives for achieving a world without nuclear weapons, so that more people may begin to think about how peace affects them and take action to spread peace.


The FPCJ has invited Mayor Taue to speak about how Nagasaki recovered from the atomic bombing, the significance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons coming into force in January 2021, and using the Olympics, a festival of peace, as an opportunity to send a message calling for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons to the world.

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

■Date: July 8 (Thu), 2021, 11:00-12:00 (Deadline for application: Noon, July 7) 
■Briefer: Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                      

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