HSP Spring Symposium 2010 V The “Nuclear Pacific” Now: Effects, Action, and Passing on to Future Generations

50 years have passed since France began nuclear testing in the Pacific. The nuclear victims of Tahiti, including former test site workers, are now conducting health and environmental research of their land and asking for compensation from the French government.
We are welcoming a group from Tahiti including members of “Moruroa e Tatou”, a Tahitian NGO which fights for the victims of Tahitian nuclear victims, and a related youth organization, as well as Tahitian students, who will travel to Japan onboard Peace Boat. During their stay from January 18-23, they will visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki to learn about the activities of Japanese Hibakusha and about peace education. On January 23, they will depart onboard Peace Boat’s 72nd Voyage to participate in the fourth “Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project,” where they will join Japanese Hibakusha and high school student Peace Ambassadors.
During their stay in Tokyo, an open symposium will be held as follows.
The symposium will also welcome a former fisherman of the Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon Number Five) fishing boat and an Australian aboriginal anti-uranium mining activist as guest speakers (TBC). The nuclear age, since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has created countless Hibakusha in many levels of the nuclear chain. This symposium will take a close look at the contemporary reality. It will especially focus on how the younger generation can carry over these tasks, and so will feature reports on the youth movement and education, followed by discussion.

  • Date : January 19 (Wed.), 2011, 18:00-20:30
  • Venue : The Conference Hall in Bldg.18 (Map), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
  • Participants:
Facilitators Kawasaki Akira (Peace Boat)
Sato Yasunobu (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Reports Régis Gooding (Former Nuclear Test Site Worker)
Heiava Lenoir (Secretary and Accountant for “Moruroa e Tatou”)
Comments Masuda Kazuo (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
Special Remarks Oishi Matahichi (Former Fisherman of Daigo Fukuryu Maru Fishing Boat)
Della Rae Morrison (Chairperson Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, TBC)
  • Organizers:
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
    Peace Boat
    Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia
  • Sponsors:
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
    “United Nations PKO and Business: Conflict, Human Movement and Governance”
    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “New Security”
    Human Mobility Studies (Corporate Sponsored Program: Hogakukan Co.,Ltd.), University of Tokyo
    Ohdake Foundation
  • Participation Fee : Free
  • Languages : Japanese/French (interpretation available)
  • Registration : Please contact Peace Boat office (Ishii, Ue)
    E-mail: pb.hibakusha.pacific@gmail.com

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