Proceedings of the Starting Rally of the 2017 Peace March (Tokyo – Hiroshima)

Saturday, May 6, 2017
At Yumenoshima Park, Tokyo, in front of Daigo Fukuryumaru Exhibition Hall
Sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the 2017 National Peace March and Tokyo Organizing Committee

11:30 – 12:00 Opening event
Peace March songs; Trumpet performance

12:00 – 12:50 Starting Rally
☆Opening remarks: Hiroshi Taka (Steering Committee Co-Chair, Organizing Committee of the World Conference against A & H Bombs)

☆Greetings of solidarity:
– Tanaka Terumi, Secretary General, Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)
– Rev. Kizu Hiromitsu (Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist)
– Yasuda Kazuya, Secretary, Daigo Fukuryumaru Peace Association

☆Message from Japan Federation of Consumers’ Cooperatives

☆Greetings by the International Youth Relay Marchers
– Kayla Worley, Tufts University Peace Action, U.S.A.
– Ota Eisuke, High School Students Peace Seminar of Tokyo

☆Relay talks by the Hibakusha of Tokyo

☆Remarks by the youth representatives to Gensuikyo delegation to New York for the UN Conference in June
– Nakayama Ayumi (Democratic Youth League of Japan)
– Abe Nozomi (All Japan Teachers and Staff Union)

☆Introducing national through marchers:
– Nishida Shigeyoshi (Tokyo  Hiroshima)
– Yamada Tae (Miyazaki  Nagasaki)
– Yamaguchi Itsuro (Toyama  Hiroshima)
– Shimada Noriko (Hiroshima  Nagasaki)
– Kobata Kazuya (Wakayama Citizens Co-op)

☆Peace Calls

13:00 March starts


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