Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Signing activities to ratify the government October 29, 20:33
Following the decision that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will come into effect in January next year, signing activities will begin to request the government to sign and ratify the treaty, centered on the Haramizukyo = "Japan Council for the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs". A rally was held in Nagasaki, the bombed area, to call for participation.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ratified by 50 countries and regions, and it has been decided that it will come into effect in January next year, but Japan and the United States, which possesses nuclear weapons, have not ratified it.
For this reason, a signing activity was started to request the Japanese government to sign and ratify the treaty, centered on the Haramizukyo, and a rally was held in Nagasaki City to call for participation.
At the rally, about 60 people, including those from the Nagasaki Prefectural Atomic Bomb Prohibition Nagasaki Prefectural Council and the A-bomb survivor groups in the prefecture, participated and offered silence to the victims of the atomic bomb.
Then, Masato Oya, the representative director of the Nagasaki Prefectural Haramizukyo, said, "Changing the current situation where the atomic bombed country, Japan is not playing a role, and signing and ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will provide true world leadership toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. I think it will be taken. "
In addition, Shigemitsu Tanaka, chairman of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Victims Council, said, "In order to move the Japanese government, we must bring together more people."
The signing activity is scheduled to be called nationwide, and the Nagasaki Prefectural Haramizukyo will collaborate with other A-bomb survivor groups to decide how to proceed with the signing activity in the prefecture.