Peace Boat's 87th Global Voyage (Apr-Jul 2015)

The 87th Global Voyage for Peace departed from Yokohama, Japan on April 12, 2015 and returned on July 25, 2013. It visited several Scandinavian ports in the Baltic Sea, and included scenic cruising through the Sognefjord in Norway, Cape Farewell's Bay in Greenland and Newfoundland's Bay in Canada.

The Voyage was also host to the 8th "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project", in which a delegation of Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) travel onboard Peace Boat to give personal testimony and call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Onboard the 87th Voyage, this included a special project held in collaboration with Mayors for Peace: "I was her age." Events held in host cities around the world which are members of this global network consisted of encounters between child-survivors of the atomic bombings and local parents with children who are now the age the survivors were in 1945, specifically between 5 and 11 years old. When a parent understands that what happened to the Hibakusha could happen to their child, they will hopefully be motivated by their powerful instinct to protect their child to join the global effort to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. This project was featured in social media as it progresses - see more on Facebook here, and read more about the project on the Mayors for Peace 2020 Campaign website here.
A full report of the project onboard can also be downloaded here in English or Japanese.

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To learn more about our Global Voyages for Peace and how to participate click here.
***For volunteer opportunities onboard click here.

PHOTOS: PEACEBOAT, Endo Kazuhide, Kataoka Kazushi, Kato Tatsuya, Nakamura Mitsutoshi, Nakamura Ryo, Masagaki Naoto, Mizumoto Shunya

As at April 19, 2015, revisions were made to the 87th Global Voyage itinerary as follows.
Voyage Itinerary
Special Reports
Port of Call
Life Onboard