Akira Kawasaki is a member of the Executive Committee of Peace Boat and a member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). A core member of ICAN’s leadership since 2010, he served as Co-Chair of ICAN from August 2012 to June 2014. Since 2008, Kawasaki coordinates the ”Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project,” in which atomic bomb survivors travel the world to share their stories and call for a nuclear free world. In 2009 and 2010, he was an advisor to the co-chairs of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. After the 11 March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, he initiated Peace Boat’s activities to help children of Fukushima and organized Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in January 2012 as the Conference Director. He lectures at Keisen University in Tokyo and writes frequently for Japanese newspapers and for peace and disarmament journals.
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