Global News Blog: Japan on Nuclear Weapons

December 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

by Adele Le Gardeur

One of the major humanitarian causes that Japan takes part in is the stopping of nuclear weapons. Being one of the few victims of nuclear bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, Japan knows the full destruction that bombs can cause and thus the consequences.

Japan believes that despite the boundaries that are drawn on the earth, we are all members of one world and one people. One of the many ways that Japan strives for peace in the Nuclear age is through the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation.

David Krieger best describes Japan’s feelings about nuclear bombs on the 50th anniversary of the bombings. There are many reasons to oppose nuclear weapons they are long-distance killing devices, and instruments of annihilation that kill indiscriminately – men, women and children.

Because they kill indiscriminately, their threat or use is both immoral and illegal. They are weapons that can destroy cities, countries and civilization. They threaten all that is human, all that is sacred, all that exists.

If this were not enough, these weapons make cowards of their possessors and, because they concentrate power in the hands of the few, are anti-democratic.

Because of these strong feelings Japan has many other organizations, such as the Japan’s Scientist Association, which outwardly reject the use of all nuclear weapons.