Akira Kawasaki

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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    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

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    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

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    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

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    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

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    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

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