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1.Hiroshima Prefecture Declaration for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
We, Hiroshima Prefecture, having the experienced the first atomic bomb ever used in the history of mankind, believe to have a great role to realize the peaceful world. In March 1986, the assembly of Hiroshima Prefecture approved the resolution of Hiroshima Declaration for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.
Hiroshima Prefecture Declaration for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
We, the people of Hiroshima prefecture, having experienced the ravages of the first atomic bomb ever used in the history of mankind, and having fully realized the horror of nuclear weapons and the continuing agony of the survivors, have appealed at every opportunity to all the people in the world to strive for the total abolition of nuclear weapons so that the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will not be repeated
Today, however, the nations which possess nuclear weapons are competing in the expansion of nuclear arms – a situation which aggravates international tensions and threatens the peace of the world and the survival of mankind.
It is the duty and responsibility of everyone living today to reconfirm the dignity of life by exerting the utmost effort to realize a complete ban on nuclear weapons and to achieve lasting peace for the world.
On the occasion of the International Peace Year, we hereby declare the adoption of Japan’s three national non-nuclear principles as fundamental principles of Hiroshima Prefecture.
March 22, 1986
2.Protest letters against nuclear tests
Hiroshima Prefecture disseminates messages that an atomic bomb shall never be used. For example, we send protest letters against nuclear tests and subcritical nuclear tests. We also send the request letter to cancel tests against announcement or report that nuclear tests will be conducted.
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