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Date : April 8 - 16, 2014

Articles on Japan Thanks to FPCJ Cooperation: Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) Group Invitation

post date : 2014.08.15


The 8th Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) Ministerial Meeting and related events were held in Hiroshima on April 11 and 12, 2014. Under commission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the FPCJ invited print journalists from Germany, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria and the Philippines.

The report of the program is from here.

Several articles based on this group invitation have been released by participants. Some examples will be given below.
Translations for titles and summaries below are provisional translations.


Manila Bulletin, Philippines

August 6

"Hiroshima A-bomb survivor appeals: Stop the suffering" (English)

Summary: Focusing on the experiences of Ms. Emiko Okada, who survived the Hiroshima A-bomb, this article covers several kinds of “suffering,” including the after effects suffered by hibakusha and the exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

August 6

Życie z piętnem bomby atomowej. "Dlaczego ludzie boją się nas, ocalałych"

“Living with scars from the A-bomb” (Polish)

Summary: This article covers the experiences of Ms. Emiko Okada, who survived the Hiroshima A-bomb, and Mr. Matsuyoshi Ikeda, who survived the Nagasaki A-bomb, and initiatives such as the hibakusha plays at the Megumi no Oka nursing home in Nagasaki.


The National, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

April 11

"One of last-remaining Hiroshima survivors calls for nuclear disarmament" (English)

Summary: This article introduces comments by people calling for nuclear disarmament, before the NPDI Ministerial Meeting.



April 14
“Nuclear weapons should never be used again, says 84-year-old survivor of atomic bomb” (English)

 Summary: The experiences of Nagasaki A-bomb survivors Mr. Tsukasa Uchida and Mr. Matsuyoshi Ikeda are introduced, along with their messages for nuclear disarmament.


Daily Trust, Nigeria 

June 4

“Atomic bomb: Memories haunt victims 69 years after” (English)

Summary: This article describes the damages inflicted on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the atomic bombs. 



The Age, Australia

April 13

“Hiroshima survivors offer peace and hope for nuclear disarmament”(English)

Summary: This article describes the experiences of Ms. Emiko Okada and the after effects survivors suffer from.

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