17 Janvier 2018
January 17, 2018
ICAN: Japan's people should push for nuclear ban
The head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons says the Japanese people should unite to urge their government to join the nuclear ban treaty. ICAN won last year's Nobel Peace Prize.
ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn made the appeal on Tuesday in a lecture in Tokyo that was attended by about 200 people. She has visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki since she arrived in Japan last Thursday.
Fihn said that if citizens are united in one clear voice, it will be impossible for the Japanese government to ignore them. She said ICAN wants to use the energy, passion and hope of the Japanese people.
Fihn also mentioned last Saturday's false missile alert in Hawaii. She said mothers, fathers, sons and daughters said goodbye to their loved ones, and waited in terror.
A student who attended the lecture said people must raise their voices to change the Japanese government's policy.