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The Mayor of Hiroshima delivers a speech at Waseda University

2010年12月18日(土)、On Saturday, December 18, 2010, Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima delivered a speech at Waseda University entitled "Lessons from Hiroshima - The Path to a Peaceful World, Free From Nuclear Weapons: The 21st Century-People Solving Their Own Problems". There were about 270 students in attendance. The subject "The War and Peace Issues in the 21st Century" at Waseda University has been recognized as a Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Study Course.

In his speech, Mayor Akiba introduced the younger generation to the reality of the atomic bombings and the experiences of A-bomb survivors. He stressed the significance of efforts by citizens and cities toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and called for joint efforts, saying "together, we can achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world by 2020." The students eagerly listened to his message.


Speech at Waseda University


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