A-bomb survivor Setsuko Saro lectures "Expecting young people to abolish nuclear weapons" November 18, 17:28

Mr. Setsuko Saro, who gave the first speech as an atomic bomb survivor at the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize, gave a lecture at Hiroshima University and expressed his expectation for the activities of young people toward the abolition of nuclear weapons.

At the age of 13, Setsuko Saro, who was bombed in Hiroshima, testified the atomic bombing experience around the world and worked with the international NGO ICAN = “International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons” who won the Nobel Peace Prize. As the first speech.

Saruko Setsuko, who has stayed in Japan since last month, gave a lecture to students at Hiroshima University in Higashihiroshima City, saying that the nuclear weapons ban treaty was adopted by the United Nations. ”And led to the adoption of the Convention as a whole with the United Nations, etc. I would like to continue this trend and lead to the abolition of nuclear weapons.” Showed.

On the basis of the fact that the Japanese government does not participate in the nuclear weapons ban treaty, “Japan knows the fear of nuclear weapons more than any other country in the world, but it does not participate in the treaty. "I am seeking political leadership at the same time," he said, and appealed that the Japanese government should demonstrate leadership toward the abolition of nuclear weapons.

A Hiroshima University graduate student who heard the lecture said, “I wanted to think more seriously about nuclear abolition. I wanted to pass on the past history to the next generation as a teacher.”