World Nuclear Victims Forum ( New Program )

( New Program 4,Nov,2015)

World Nuclear Victims Forum Program E final Nov.3訂正151115   (PDF)

70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
For a Nuclear-Free Future! World Nuclear Victims Forum


Date: November 21 (Sat) – November 23 (Mon)
Location: Hiroshima International Conference Center, Himawari
Organizer: World Nuclear Victims Forum Executive Committee  (Hereby WNVF)

2015 World Nuclear Victims Forum Program and Schedule of Events



Day 1: November 21 (Saturday)  International Conference Center, “Himawari” Hall


8:30 Visit to Hiroshima Peace Museum and Peace Memorial Park
(Guide: Michiko Yamane, World Friendship Center)
9:20 Offering flowers at the Cenotaph

10:00-11:45 Opening Session

Moderator: Tomoko Watanabe (Director, ANT Hiroshima)
Opening Remarks: Katsuaki Aoki (Joint Representative, WNVF)
Welcoming speech: Takashi Hiraoka (Former Mayor of Hiroshima, Adviser, WNVF)

Introduction of Forum Themes: Haruko Moritaki (Secretary General, WNVF)
Keynote Lecture I Introduction: Nobuo Kazashi (Joint Representative, WNVF)

Keynote Lecture I : Tilman Ruff
Title: We can: a healthy sustainable future can only be nuclear-free
(Co-President , IPPNW / Founding Chair, ICAN / Associate Professor, University of Melbourne)

Solidarity Message (Video): Alex Rosen  (Ph.D, Assistant Director of IPPNW Germany)

Special Report:Toshiko Naito
(Hiroshima Hibakusha, Chair of the “No More Hibakusha” Class Action Lawsuit)

11:45-12:45 Lunch break

<Session 1> Reports from the Sites of Nuclear Cycle Damage
Uranium mining, nuclear testing, Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, nuclear energy  accidents, nuclear energy labor, the reality of damage caused by depleted uranium weapons

[1] Uranium Mining
Coordinators : ann-elise lewallen (Asst. Professor. University of California, Santa Barbara)
: Haruko Moritaki (Secretary General, WNVF)
1) Petuuche Gilbert (US: Acoma Pueblo, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, Uranium Mining Affected Indigenous community)
2) Ashish Birulee (India: Jadugoda Uranium Mine Anti-Radiation Alliance)

[2] Nuclear Testing
Coordinators : Seiichiro Takemine (Associate Professor, Meisei University)
: Noboru Tazaki (Executive Director, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Earth Citizens’ Assembly Executive Committee Nagasaki)
1) Rosania A. Bennett (Marshall Islands: Ailuk Atoll NGO REACH-MI Representative)
2) Sue Coleman-Haseldine  (Australia: Australian Nuclear Free Alliance,  ANFA)
3) Enver Tohti (China: Lop Nur Project)

[3] Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
Coordinators: Katsuaki Aoki (Joint Representative, WNVF)
: Mitsugi Moriguchi (Executive Director, Nagasaki Testimony Association)
1)Seiji Takato (Hiroshima Hibakusha, Plaintiff for the Black Rain Class Action Lawsuit)
2)Shohei Tsuiki (Nagasaki Hibakusha,)
3) Sim Jintae Diretor, Hapchon Chapter of Korean – Hibakusha Association
16:25-16:40 Break

[4] Nuclear Accidents/Nuclear Labor (Chernobyl, Fukushima)
Coordinators: Ichiro Yuasa (Former Representative, Peace Depot)
: Hajime Shiraishi (Executive Producer, Our PlanetTV)
1) Alexander Velikin (Russia: Liquidator)
2) Anton Vdovichenko (Russia: Radymich Representative, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Victim Support NGO)
3) Kenichi Hasegawa (co-representative, Fukushima Nuclear Accident Victims Network)
Commentator: Katsutaka Idogawa  Previous Mayor of Futaba Town, Fukushima

[5] Nuclear Waste Use and Depleted Uranium Shells
Coordinators: Maki Sato (Secretary General, JIM Net=Japan Iraq Medical Network)
: Naomi Toyoda (Photojournalist)
1) Hideyuki Ban (Director, Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center)
2) Jawad Al-Ali (Cancer Advisor, Iraq Ministry of Health)
3) Kareem Abdulsada Abd Ahmed (Director, Basra Cancer Prevention Center)

19:30 Welcome Reception
: Shoji Kihara (Director, We Don’t Want Nuclear Power Plants Hiroshima Citizens’ Group)
: Michiko Yamane (Director, WFC=World Friendship Center)
: Meri Joyce (International Coordinator, Peace Boat)
Greeting: Tadatoshi Akiba ( Previous Mayor of Hiiroshima)
Music: Shinobue (a kind of bamboo flute) by Koto

Day 2: November 22 (Sunday)  International Conference Center, Himawari

<Session 2> The Science of “Hibaku” (Radiation Exposure)

Coordinators: Nanao Kamada (Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima University,
Director of Hiroshima Hibakusha Relief Foundation)
: Katsumi Furitsu (Asst. Professor, Hyogo College of Medicine, ICBUW,
Chernobyl Hibakusha Relief Kansai)
1) Masao Tomonaga (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital Director Emeritus)
2) Anatolii Chumak (Ukraine: Vice Director of the Institute of Clinical Radiology of National Research Center for Radiation Medicine)
3) Shinji Tokonami (Professor, Hirosaki University;  Tokonami Research Lab, Hirosaki University Radiation Medical Research Institute)
4) Masaharu Hoshi (Professor Emeritus at Hiroshima University

Commentator: Eisuke Matsui (Director, Gifu Environmental Medicine Research Institute)

11:00-11:10 Break

<Special Session>

Coordinator and Lecture Introduction: Tadashi Sawada (Assistant Secretary General, WNVF)
Keynote Lecture II:  Dr. Hiroaki Koide  Title: “Every Use of Nuclear Takes a Toll”
(Former Assistant Professor, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University)
Round table with Dr Koide and International Guests
Kumar Sundaram (India: Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace)
Anatolii Chumak (Ukraine: National Research Center for Radiation Medicine)
Keizaburo Toyonaga (Hiroshima Hibakusha, Association of Citizens for Supporting South
Korean Atomic Bomb Victims)
12:20-13:30  Lunch break

<Session 3> Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons and Depleted Uranium Weapons

Coordinators: Osamu Shinohara (Professor at Hiroshima Jyogakuin University)
: Keiko Nakamura (Assoc. Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons     Abolition (RECNA), Nagasaki University)
1) Mary Dickson (Downwinders, U.S. , Director of Creative Service)
2) Akira Kawasaki (Executive Committee Member, Peace Boat; ICAN Steering Committee)
3) Tilman Ruff (Co-President of IPPNW and founding Chair of ICAN )
4) Kenichi Okubo (International Anti-Nuclear Campaign)
5) Manfred Mohr (lawyer, IALANA-Germany, ICBUW)
16:00-16:15 Break

<Session 4> Campaign Against the Use of Nuclear: From Uranium Mining, Nuclear Power, Fuel Cycle)

Coordinators: Shoji Kihara (We Don’t Want Nuclear Power Plants Hiroshima Citizens’ Group)
: Kiyoshi Toda (Professor, Nagasaki University Environmental Studies)
1) Ruiko Muto (Representative, Complainants for the Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster)
2) Kumar Sundaram (India: Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace)
3) Shriprakash (India: Documentary Director, “Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda”)

18:00-19:00      International Conference Center, Himawari
<Film Screening>   New film: “Documentary film on uranium mining damage in India and the US”
Directed by Shriprakash

World Charter of Nuclear Radiation Victims’ Rights Drafting Committee
(International Conference Hall: Forum Steering Committee Room)
Coordinators : Shuichi Adachi, Japan Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
: Nobuo Kazashi, Joint Representative, WNVF ; Professor Kobe University
1) Kenji Urata (Professor Emeritus, Waseda University)
2) Manfred Mohr (Lawyer, IALANA-Germany, ICBUW)
3) Tetsuji Imanaka (Assistant Professor, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute)
4) Takeya Sasaki (Director, Japan Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms)
5) Kenichi Okubo (Director, Japan Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms)
6) Akira Kawasaki (Steering Committee of ICAN, Joint Advisor of Japanese NGO Network for Nuclear Weapons Abolition)
7) Katsumi Furitsu (ICBUW, Chernobyl Hibakusha Relief Kansai)
8) Nobuto Hirano (Co-Director, Association for giving Support to Hibakusha abroad)
9) Nanao Kamada (Director of Hiroshima Hibakusha Relief Foundation)
10) Ruiko Muto (Representative, Complainants for the Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster)
11) ann-elise lewallen (Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Research on Indigenous Hibakusha of the Nuclear Cycle)
12) Tilman Ruff  (Joint representative, IPPNW and ICAN)
13) Mary Dickson (Director of Creative Services)
14) Anatolii Chumak (Vice Director of the Institute of Clinical Radiology of National Research Center for Radiation Medicine)
15) Maki Sato (Secretary General, JIM Net=Japan Iraq Medical Network)
16) Executive Committee (Katsuaki Aoki, Yoshie Funahashi, Shoji Kihara, Tadashi Sawada, Haruko Moritaki)
17) Meri Joyce (Peace Boat   interpreter)
Participation by E-mail
1) Steven Leeper (Former Director, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation)

Day 3: November 23 (Monday, Holiday)     International Conference Center, Himawari

<Session 5> How to Develop a Nuclear Victims’ Network Hereafter

Coordinator team :
Nobuo Kazashi, (Joint Representative, WNVF)
Shoji Kihara  (Director, We Don’t Want Nuclear Power Plants Hiroshima Citizens’ Group)
Maki Sato (Secretary General, JIM Net=Japan Iraq Medical Network)
Katsumi Furitsu (ICBUW, Chernobyl Hibakusha Relief Kansai
Haruko Moritaki (Secretary General, WNVF)

9:30-10:30 Reports from each of the 9 sessions
10:30-12:00 Plenary discussion, Part 1
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 Plenary discussion, Part 2

<Closing Session>

Moderator: Noriko Nakajima (WNVF)
“World Charter of Nuclear Radiation Victims’ Rights” Proposal/Adoption
Shuichi Adachi, (Japan Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, WNVF)
Special Appeal in Relation to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident   Proposal/Adoption
Tadashi Sawada, Assistant Secretary General, WNVF)
Closing Remarks: Masao Tomonaga (Joint Representative, WNVF)

*Concurrently  (International Conference Center, Himawari)
: Hibakusha Worldwide Poster Exhibit (produced by IPPNW Germany; with Japanese translation)
: Photo Exhibit of the Damage from Uranium Mining in Jadugoda, India; by Ashish Biluree

Declaration of the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima(Draft Elements of a Charter of World Nuclear Victims’ Rights)