Nobel Peace Prize ICAN "Participation in the Nuclear Weapons Treaty" Hiroshima 6th August 1:11

Finn Secretary General of the ICAN = International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, who won the Nobel Peace Prize three years ago, participated in a debate held in Hiroshima city online before the day of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and participated in the Nuclear Weapons Convention. I called for the discussion to proceed.

The debate was held on the 6th of the day of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, and the "Japan Nuclear Non-Weapons Abolition Japan NGO Liaison Meeting" was held in Hiroshima city, with representatives of the ruling and opposition parties. In addition, ICAN Secretary General Beatrice Finn, who won the Nobel Peace Prize and contributed to the adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Convention, participated online from Geneva, Switzerland.

Finn said, "Japan wants to continue to be seen as a country clinging to weapons of mass destruction. While maintaining a military alliance with the United States," Japan said that Japan has a negative position in the treaty. We should be able to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons."

The representatives of the ruling and opposition parties expressed their opinions on the pros and cons of the treaty, and Secretary-General Finn listened.

After the debate, Finn told NHK, "If Japan joins the treaty, it will be a turning point toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, and eventually nuclear-weapon states may join the treaty." We appealed for Japan to play a leading role as an A-bomb survivor.