Since mid May of last year, SGI – Soka Gakkai International – www.sgi.org – website has spread concrete measures and actions to ban nuclear weapons from the planet. One of the actions is the creation of a website (www.peoplesdecade.org) and the launching of a DVD campaign dedicated to the theme. The website brings useful information to help raise public awareness of the subject and also real exhibitions with testimonies, including those of the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.
Those measures and actions are also explained in an interview given by Mr. Hirotsugu Terasaki, SGI’s executive director of the office of peace affairs in Tokyo to IPS* website. According to Mr. Terasaki, “As the only country to have suffered direct critical consequences of a nuclear devastation, I believe that Japan must call for responsibility on this issue.”
In an interview with Mr. Thalif Dee, from the United Nations, Mr. Terasaki stated that by considering the United States as the Nation that has actively used nuclear weapons, “both countries – the United States and Japan – are able to take the initiative based on their respective sense of responsibility, which binds them to the issue, this could have an extensive and positive impact in international society.”