カテゴリー別アーカイブ: peaceboat

Our Planet TV interview インタビュー

An interview with Kawasaki Akira – Peace Boat Executive Committee member and leader of the G8 NGO Forum Peace & Human Rights Unit can now be seen on Our Planet TV’s special broadcast from Hokkaido. This episode also features footage of the International Media Centre, various scenes from civil society activities around the Summit, and an indepth interview with Tessa Morris-Suzuki of Australia’s National University (ANU).
(Japanese only)

http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/asx/080708g8news.asx

ピースボート共同代表・G8NGOフォーラム平和・人権ユニットの川崎哲のインタビューは、ただいまOur Planet TVでご覧になれます。
この番組は盛りだくさんです!他にも国際メディアセンターのようす、札幌で行われたさまざまな市民社会イベント、そしてオーストラリア国立大学のテッサ・モリス・スズキさんのインタビューも含まれているのでぜひご覧ください。
(日本語のみ)

Last day in Hokkaido 北海道・最後の日

Some photographs of our last day in Hokkaido – leaving Niseko where we were staying, with a quick detour to have a look at the actual venue of Toyako – now that the G8 leaders had left and we were allowed in. We took kyuto (the Global Article 9 Campaign mascot) along for some quick sightseeing after a long week’s work as well!
It was very interesting to visit the town actually – just walking around you would never know that until the day before the G8 Summit had actually been held there, being very quiet and with all the residents just walking around and going about their usual business. The only visible remnant of the Summit was the few peculiar souvenir tshirts, “eco-bags” and kewpie dolls in the traditional costumes of the G8 countries on sale at the local produce shop!
Then back to Sapporo to say bye to everyone at the Sapporo Peace Boat Centre – thanks to them for all their support this week too!

北海道での最後の日を写真で紹介します!

まずは宿泊したまち、ニセコの景色です。そこを出発したら、少し遠回りして、サミットの間に入れなかった実際の開催場所の洞爺湖を見に行きました。「G8に9条を!」という合い言葉の一週間だったので、グローバル9条キャンペーンのマスコットの「きゅうと」も連れて行きました!
洞爺湖の街もとても面白かった。街を歩いていると、その前日までG8サミットが同じ場所で行われていたという雰囲気もなく、とても静かで、住民の人々はいつも通り生活していました。唯一「サミット」関連のことは、「水の駅」で販売していたちょっと変わったお土産:Tシャツ、エコバッグとG8諸国の民族衣装を着ているキューピーの人形!
その後札幌に戻り、札幌ピースボートセンターのみなさんに挨拶をし、空港に向かいました。札幌ピーセンのみなさん、ありがとうございました!大変お世話になりました。

Peace Boat statement on disarmament

(日本語版はこちらです)

Talking about disarmament is all well and good…

But first disarm yourselves!

1.The G8 Summit statement issued on 8 July on “political issues” addressed the issue of nuclear disarmament – an outcome that has not been seen in any recent G8 Summits, and which we praise. Particularly important are the clear commitments to “strengthening… multilateral non-proliferation and disarmament instruments” and working to “achieve a successful outcome of the 2010 NPT Review Conference,” and we call for sincere action towards these outcomes.

2.While this statement “welcomes” efforts of the G8 nuclear-weapon States in their reductions, at the same time it also calls for all nuclear-weapon States to make “transparent reductions”. This is almost as if the G8 countries are fulfilling their responsibilities, yet the non-G8 countries are not transparent – a statement with serious political connotations and lacking balance.

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Peace Boat & Greenpeace Japan Joint Statement

(日本語版はこちらです)

Toyako, July 8, 2008

Countries with nuclear industries are promoting nuclear exports in the name of a response to global warming. They are providing support for and putting in place systems to facilitate nuclear exports. In these countries construction of new nuclear power plants is in decline, due to such factors as public opposition and cost. Despite these circumstances, several G8 countries, including Japan, are promoting nuclear power. Stated another way, the reason why these countries want to export nuclear plants is because it is difficult for them to build new plants in their own countries.

On July 8, heads of the G8 governments released a Summit Document entitled “Environment and Climate Change”. The document says, “We witness that a growing number of countries have expressed their interests in nuclear power programs as a means to addressing climate change and energy security concerns. These countries regard nuclear power as an essential instrument in reducing dependence on fossil fuels and hence greenhouse gas emissions.” The document continues, “safeguards (nuclear nonproliferation), nuclear safety and nuclear security (3S) are fundamental principles for the peaceful use of nuclear energy” and states that “an international initiative proposed by Japan on 3S-based nuclear energy infrastructure will be launched.”
However, after over fifty years of using nuclear power (euphemistically referred to as “peaceful use” or “civilian use”), the governments and nuclear industries of those countries with nuclear power plants have so far failed to fulfill these 3S principles.

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誰だって平和に生きたい – We All Want to Live in Peace

誰だって平和に生きたい
We All Want to Live in Peace
 
とき:7月8日(火)10:00~13:00
場所:札幌コンベンションセンター
主催:G8NGOフォーラム人権・平和ユニット
8 July (Tues), 10am-1pm
Sapporo Convention Centre
Organised by the G8 NGO Forum Peace and Human Rights Unit

司会
上村英明(市民外交センター)
吉田美佐子(平和省プロジェクト)
Facilitators:
Uemura Hideaki (Citizens’ Centre for Diplomacy)
Yoshida Misako (Japan United for Ministries of Peace, JUMP)
 
シンポジウム Symposium

パネリスト
川崎哲(ピースボート)
高橋清貴(JVC)
鈴木ふみ(スペースアライズ)
森田明彦(人身売買禁止ネットワーク)
伊藤和子(弁護士、ヒューマンライツナウ)
大河内秀人(パレスチナ子どものキャンペーン)

Panellists:
Kawasaki Akira (Peace Boat)
Takahashi Kiyotaka (Japan International Volunteer Centre, JVC)
Suzuki Fumi (Space Allies)
Morita Akihiko (Network Against Trafficking in Persons)
Ito Kazuko (Lawyer, Human Rights Now)
Okouchi Hidehito (Campaign for the Children of Palestine) 

人権・平和の視点からG8サミットの議題やG8開催のあり方を問うのが。この企画の
趣旨である。各発言者報告の概要は以下の通り。
This session focused on the issues on the G8 agenda, as well as questioning the way the Summit is actually being held, from the perspective of peace and human rights. Presentations from the panellists were as follows.

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原子力・不拡散に関する記者会見 / Press Con: Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation

原子力・不拡散に関する記者会見
Press Con: Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation

3S原子力基盤整備イニシアティブをめぐって
Re: the Initiative on 3-S Based Nuclear Energy Infrastructure

2008年7月8日(火) 20:30~
NGO記者会見室にて
8 July 2008 (Tues), 20:30, NGO Press Briefing Room

発言 Speakers

川崎哲 / Kawasaki Akira
ピースボート共同代表 / Peace Boat Executive Committee
2008年G8サミットNGOフォーラム人権・平和ユニット・リーダー
2008 G8 NGO Forum Peace and Human Rights Unit Leader

鈴木真奈美 / Suzuki Manami
グリーンピース・ジャパン / Greenpeace Japan
連絡先 / Contacts
 川崎哲/Kawasaki Akira, 090-8310-5370, kawasaki[a]peaceboat.gr.jp
 メリ・ジョイス/Meri Joyce, 080-3457-9714, meri[a]peaceboat.gr.jp

G8に9条を! Article 9 to the G8!

G8に9条を!
とき:7月7日(月)19:00~21:00
場所:エルプラザ2F環境研修室
主催:グローバル9条キャンペーン/ピースボート
発言者:川崎哲(ピースボート)
     筑紫建彦(アジア人権基金)
     長澤正隆(日本カトリック正義と平和協議会)
     Rashed Al Titumir(Action Aid/バングラディシュ)

A World WIthout War – the Role of the G8 and Japan’s Peace Constitution
7 July (Mon), 7-9pm
L Plaza Sapporo, 2F Environment Study Room
Organised by the Global Article 9 Campaign and Peace Boat
Speakers: Kawasaki Akira (Peace Boat)
        Tsukushi Takehiko (Foundation for Human Rights in Asia)
        Nagasawa Masataka (Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace)
        Rashed Al Titumir (Action Aid / Bangladesh)

市民サミットのメイン会場(コンベンションセンター)から離れた会場での開催となった
ため人が集まるのか不安であったが、ほぼ満席となりホットした。
まず最初に、5月に千葉県幕張メッセで行った9条世界会議の様子を15分間ほど
上映し、その後各発言者が報告を行った。
As this event was being held away from the main venue of the Peoples Summit (the Convention Centre), we were worried about whether there would be many participants, but we were relieved to see almost all seats in the room full!
The first part of this session was a presentation of a DVD showing the Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War, which was held in Japan this May, followed by presentations from each of the speakers.

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