Pugwash seeks a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. We create opportunities for dialogue on the steps needed to achieve that end, focusing on areas where nuclear risks are present. Moving beyond rhetoric, we foster creative discussions on ways to increase the security of all sides in the affected regions.
From 31 July to 10 August 2008 Pugwash President Jayantha Dhanapala visited Japan to help mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and meet with a wide range of Japanese policymakers and experts. The trip was sponsored by Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University, The Japanese Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (GENSUIKIN), Hiroshima University, and Pugwash Japan.
Rapporteurs: Tomohiro Inagaki, Michiji Konuma and Tatsujiro Suzuki
With Mr. Satsuki Eda, Chairperson of Parliamentary Upper House
Amb. Jayantha Dhanapala, President Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs with Dr. Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima, at City Hall, Hiroshima on 1st August 2008
With Film Crews at Nagasaki Memorial Ceremony
Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala, President Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs delivering the keynote address at the International Conference Center Hiroshima, on 2nd August 2008
Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala with Mr. Satsuki Eda, President, House of Councillors, Upper House, National Diet of Japan, Mr. Toshio Ogawa, Member, House of Councillors, Japan and members of Pugwash Japan, on 4th August 2008
Amb. Jayantha Dhanapala, President Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs with Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki and Prof. Tatsujiro Suzuki, President, Pugwash Group, Japan, on 8th August 2008
At Meeting with High School Students
Jayantha Dhanapala, President, Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs at the 63rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on 6th August 2008
Amb Jayantha Dhanapala in discussion with participants of a summer programme titled “Hiroshima & Peace” at the Hiroshima University on 6th August 2008
Jayantha Dhanapala with members of the Pugwash Group in Japan, 3rd August 2008