To our friends who love peace
75th summer coming, we have passed since the atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
More over in the world, there are 13,000 shots unclear bombs, they threaten the human beings to live. The atomic bombs destroyed the two cities in a moment, deprived the lives of 210,000 people within the year. That was the worst tragedy through the human history, still now 130,000 people have been suffering. By nuclear tests and accident of nuclear plants also extends seriously radioactivity from every corner of the world.
The people who desire no the nuclear weapons are over average 80 hope the rising generations will have never a hell of life during their life. Must not become A-bomb victims of you, your family and all the people. 「International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons」We have been grappling with these matters from atomic bomb victims were brought an action. We have already brought forward to UN that 10,517,872 signatures collected all in Japan. We make a stream of no the nuclear weapons with these signatures and “We human being never coexist with the nuclear weapons.” “No more A-bomb victims.”
In July-7th 2017，we adopted no the nuclear weapons treaty was elected by an over 122 countries whelming majority at treaty of no the nuclear weapons meeting of UN. The treaty says the preamble to the treaty cleared in humane, this is the only way to defend by the nuclear weapons devastations. And the things make an epoch in the first article prohibited all the nuclear weapons “development, experiment, production, manufacture, acquisition, possession, preservation” “use and intimidation of use” “transfer” “establishment, dispositions” in control area. The treaty come into effect 50 countries ratifications.2020 August 1st, ratify 40 countries put pressure for nuclear states increasingly political and moral.
We, The Great Peace March of Ehime Japan Council against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs, have done the peace march for 62 years hoping the world peace and abolition of nuclear weapons as a bombed nation with the constitution of renunciation of war. We were driving through all of local governments and appeal to realization for no nuclear weapons. At the same time the action of sending these paper cranes as peace messengers to foreign countries is organized and 150,000 paper cranes are gathered.
One thousand cranes represent long life. It is said the cranes live a thousand years and the turtles ten thousand years. There is a child statue of A-bomb victim in Hiroshima Peace Park. Sadako Sasaki was 2 years and 8 months old when the A-bomb was dropped. She continued folding a thousand paper cranes. She died of acute leukemia at the age of 12. Cranes are full of our resolution not to bring about A-bomb victim again.
We will send them to your group. We have sent 4,788,000 cranes to 88 groups in 31 countries. We wish you to make use of them for your peace activities of anti-nuclear, anti-war anti-nuclear plant from the glass roots movement. We look forward to hearing your activity.
No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki! No more Hibakusya!
2020 The committee of The Great Peace March of Ehime Council
Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs,
The Chair Masao Imai
実行委員長 今井 正夫