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2014 July 30 - August 12 [PEACE]

Nationwide anti-nuclear weapons peace march arrives in Hiroshima

August 5, 2014
Walking along various routes, such as the Tokyo-Hiroshima route and the Wakayama-Hiroshima route, participants of the 2014 nationwide peace march calling for a peaceful world without war and nuclear weapons on August 4 arrived at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima City.

After their arrival, 350 people, including the marchers, gathered in front of the Memorial Cenotaph to offer a minute of silence.

At a rally held after the arrival of the peace march, Tanaka Akifumi of the Japan Council against A & H Bombs said, “People joined the peace march with enthusiasm to block the Abe government’s attempt to change Japan into a war-fighting nation. Let’s make the World Conference successful by making full use of this enthusiasm.”

This year’s peace march had a relay march of seven international young delegates from Japan, the Philippines, India, Guam, and the United States. They walked the Tokyo-Hiroshima route in relay. The anchor on the relay team was Sofia Wolman from the American Friends Service Committee.

At the rally, she expressed her determination to work hard for the success of the 2015 NPT Review Conference in New York, saying, “After returning to America, I will tell people about Hibakusha’s stories.”

Past related article:
> 2014 nationwide anti-nuclear weapons peace march starts [May 8, 2014]
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