Expectations for the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons October 25, 11:58
It is the reaction of those who have been involved in the nuclear weapons abolition movement that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which bans the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons, will come into effect in January next year.
Secretary-General ICAN Finn "New Page for Nuclear Disarmament"
Following the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January next year, Secretary-General Finn of the ICAN = International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons said on the official website on the 24th, "A new page for nuclear disarmament has been opened. Has accomplished what many have said impossible. Nuclear weapons have been banned. "
Mr. Kawasaki, ICAN committee member "To end the era of nuclear weapons"
Regarding the decision to enter into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Akira Kawasaki, an international steering committee member of the ICAN = International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, an international NGO that has promoted the treaty, said, "The treaty should not repeat the damage and suffering of the atomic bomb. It is meaningful to leave a voice as an international law that nuclear weapons must be eliminated as the atomic bomb survivors grow older. " I emphasized that it is a treaty to have.
And about the Japanese government's stance of not participating in the treaty, "It's very disappointing, and it's really hard from the standpoint of hearing the voices of the atomic bomb survivors. Japan, which claims to lose its sexuality, should shift to the position that nuclear weapons are illegal. It is clear that it will aim to join the treaty in the long run, even if it is difficult suddenly. As long as we are aiming for a world free of nuclear weapons, we should be able to do so. ”He should attend the Conference of the Parties to be held after the treaty comes into effect as an observer and show his willingness to participate in the treaty. I pointed out that.
On top of that, "Human rights issues and slavery have a long history of change, and there is no basis for the nuclear weapons created 75 years ago to remain forever. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons ends the era of nuclear weapons. It's an opportunity to create a new era. It's up to us how many countries and people move from old to new, delaying or accelerating it. "
Setsuko Thurlow "Prayer finally came through after 75 years"
Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima living in Canada who has talked about her experiences of being bombed all over the world for many years and has been appealing for the abolition of nuclear weapons, said, "I was delighted to hear that ratification had reached 50. I couldn't say anything. 90 days from now, nuclear weapons will be illegal, and when I think of the nightmare I experienced in Hiroshima, I feel like I've finally been able to pray 75 years later. I've been working to eliminate nuclear weapons. So, I've always been working with the thought of being with the people who died in Hiroshima, but I've reported that I've finally reached this point. "
"I think that with the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, activities aimed at eliminating nuclear weapons will enter a new chapter, but I think that we must continue activities until they can be completely abolished. Nuclear weapons will disappear completely from the world. Sometimes I don't think we are in the world, but the entry into force of the treaty is a precious step and I am prepared to continue working as long as I have a life. People with the same thoughts will continue to work all over the world. I believe they will. "
Furthermore, regarding the Japanese government's policy not to participate in the treaty, "Japan is the only country in Hiroshima and Nagasaki that has experienced the damage of a nuclear attack. Before thinking about the alliance between countries, Hiroshima as a human being I want you to think about the mass killings in Nagasaki and Nagasaki. I want the Japanese government to think about its responsibility to humankind, "and asked for participation in the treaty.
Hiroshima Prefectural Association Tsuboi Chairman "Great Step"
Regarding the fact that the countries and regions that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons have reached the 50 required for the treaty to come into effect, Mr. Sunao Tsuboi, President of the Hiroshima Prefectural Atomic Bomb Victims Association, which is made up of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima, said, "The treaty. Although the abolition of nuclear weapons will not proceed immediately with the entry into force of the above, there is no doubt that it is a great step to materialize the ban and abolition of nuclear weapons. " I would like to continue to do my best to encourage the countries to join the treaty. In
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Japanese government to consider joining the treaty based on what the survivors who experienced the atomic bomb
Acting Chairman of the Hiroshima Prefectural Union Association Minomaki "Politicians of the Great Powers have a policy to ratify"
Hiroshima Prefectural Atomic Bomb Victims Association = Acting Chairman Tomoyuki Minomaki of the Hiroshima Prefectural Atomic Bomb Victims Association said, "I am full of surprises and excitement when I receive a report from New York. The politicians of the great powers visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki and fear nuclear weapons. I would like you to think of a policy that allows you to feel the feeling and respond to the approval, and I would like you to continue to speak out without giving up. "
Nagasaki Citizens' Association Tanaka Co-Representative "Toward the Realization of Nuclear Abolition"
Shigemitsu Tanaka, co-representative of the "Nagasaki Prefectural Citizens' Association for the International Signature of Hibakusha," which has been conducting signature activities to request ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from all over the world, told NHK's telephone interview that "the form of international norms banning nuclear weapons I am very pleased to have been able to do so. The nuclear abolition that the A-bomb survivors have complained about is on the way to realization.
Secretary-General of Japan Confederation Association Kido "It is embarrassing not to ratify Japan"
Kiichi Kido (80), who was the secretary-general of the Japan Confederation of Atomic Bomb Victims and was exposed to the atomic bomb in Nagasaki at the age of 5, said, "I remember the day when I heard that the effect was decided. The starting point of my wish was that this situation should never happen again that day when the atomic bomb caused completely unexpected damage. It is embarrassing that the Japanese government has not ratified the treaty. However, it is a matter of fact, and we must take concrete actions throughout Japan toward ratification of Japan. Nevertheless, I think that the decision to enter into force of the treaty has made great strides today. It is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons. I would like to focus on the last power and work toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. "
Hiroshima A-bomb survivor Shizuko Abe "Japan also participates"
Hiroshima A-bomb survivor Shizuko Abe (93), who has been appealing for the abolition of nuclear weapons for more than half a century, said that the countries and regions that ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons had reached the 50 required for the treaty to come into effect. I've been looking forward to it for a long time, so I'm very happy. I still remember the hellish people who fled when the atomic bomb fell. For many years, I've been campaigning for the abolition of nuclear weapons, but it's rough sea. It was a day of screaming at us. I hope that countries with nuclear weapons will change their mindset of "I am relieved because I have them" and move toward abolition. "
Regarding the response of the Japanese government, "It is a pity as a survivor that the Japanese government, who knows the misery of the atomic bomb in detail, has not participated in the treaty. It is another matter of concern for the United States and whether or not to participate in the treaty. I hope that Japan will lead each country toward the abolition of nuclear weapons after firmly participating in the treaty in order to act as a bridge between nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear-weapon states. "
Nagasaki Citizens' Association Tomonaga Co-Representative "Achievements of Seniors' Long-standing Nuclear Abolition Movement"
Manzao Tomonaga, co-representative of the "Nagasaki Prefectural Citizens' Association for the International Signing of Hibakusha," which has been signing the treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from all over the world, told NHK's telephone interview that the treaty will come into effect. I think this is the result of many years of nuclear abolition movements by senior A-bomb survivors. "
He added, "I would like Japan to attend the Conference of the Parties after the treaty comes into effect and show a clear path to the abolition of nuclear weapons."
Haramizu Ban Japan National Conference Chairman Kawano "Thanks to the World"
Koichi Kawano, the chairman of the Japan National Assembly for the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs, told NHK by telephone that "I am very pleased that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will come into effect. Not only the A-bomb survivors but also international NGOs and countries and regions around the world have worked hard. I want to thank you for that. "
Mr. Kawano was involved in the launch of the "Nagasaki Citizens' Association, which promotes the Hibakusha International Signature," which has been signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Nagasaki Prefecture for four years.
Mr. Kawano said, "Of the five hibakusha who were the main players in the launch of the signing activity, four people except me have already died. The Japanese government is leading the world in leading the world toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. I want you to do it. "
Mayor of Hiroshima "Important milestone for the abolition of nuclear weapons"
"The treaty will be a new international framework for the world's civil society to share the'heart of Hiroshima', and its entry into force is an important milestone for the abolition of nuclear weapons," said Kazumi Matsui, mayor of Hiroshima City. The achievement of 50 countries is the result of the efforts of many like-minded people, including the atomic bomb survivors and the member cities of the Peace Chiefs' Council. However, the possessing countries and the countries under the nuclear umbrella are still in the treaty. The next challenge is to maintain the opposition to signing and ratification and to make the treaty more effective. "
Mayor of Nagasaki "As an observer at least for Japan's Conference of the Parties"
Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki City, said, "I am very impressed that the treaty will come into effect as a result of the steady efforts of each of the A-bomb survivors."
On top of that, "I would like the Government of Japan to continue to ask for ratification and signature, and if it is difficult, at least participate in the Conference of the Parties as an observer. I think it is natural for Japan to play a central role, so I want you to take leadership toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. "
Japan Confederation Association "Japan should ratify immediately"
Regarding the decision to enter into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the Japan Confederation of Atomic Bomb Victims, a national organization of atomic bomb survivors dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, made the following comments.
"Nuclear weapons, both in name and reality, are banned by this treaty. It paved the way for the'elimination of nuclear weapons' that the A-bomb survivors have been advocating. Together with the day of the rift, it will be a day to be remembered in human history. We, the A-bomb survivors who have been seeking the ban and abolition of nuclear weapons, will have a day to share the great joy of being alive. However, nuclear-weapon states and their allies continue to oppose the treaty. Unfortunately, the Japanese government, the only war-bombed country, is one of them. The Japanese government and parliament are now totally banned from nuclear weapons. I urge you to immediately change your nuclear policy, sign and ratify the Treaty on the Ban on Nuclear Weapons, and take the lead in the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. The wishes of the A-bomb survivors are "Create A-bomb survivors again." No. ”There is little time left for the aging hibakusha. We will continue to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons and war with everyone who wishes for peace as long as they have power."