Along with "International Women's Day" on the 8th, women's groups in Hiroshima Prefecture held a rally on the theme of aiming for a world free of nuclear weapons, and requested the Japanese government to participate in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
This rally was held by women's groups in Hiroshima Prefecture on the 8th "International Women's Day" set by the United Nations, and about 120 people gathered at the venue in Naka-ku, Hiroshima City.
At the rally, Ms. Miyako Yano (89), who was bombed at her home 4 km from the hypocenter at the age of 14, testified about the situation at the time of the bombing.
Mr. Yano talked about how he was when he was hit by the blast, how he was called a non-national person even after he survived, and how he was blamed by others for being ill and tending to fall asleep.
He added that the Japanese government did not participate in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which banned the development and use of nuclear weapons that came into effect in January. I'm saying, but I want you to tell me how to bridge the gap. "
At the rally, activities by younger generations to ask members of the Diet about their thoughts on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons were introduced, and finally, an appeal statement was read out asking the Government of Japan to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Noriko Yamamoto, Executive Director of the International Women's Day Hiroshima Executive Committee, who hosted the rally, said, "I think the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a treasure in the world, so we would like to help make it effective." Was there.