70 Years On: Peace Event onboard in Nagasaki, August 9, 2015
Date: August 9, 2015
Location: Nagasaki International Cruise Ship Terminal

August 2015 marks the 70th anniversary since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the end of World War II. Marking this significant timing, Peace Boat will be calling to the port of Nagasaki on August 9. This visit comes as part of the Peace & Green Boat 2015 Asian Regional Voyage, held together with Korea's largest environmental NGO, the Green Foundation.

Voyage participants will participate in the official Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony. In the evening, a commemorative event will be held onboard Peace Boat as it is docked in the port of Nagasaki. Featuring art and music, as well as testimony of atomic bomb survivors from both Japan and Korea, this event will be a bridge between Nagasaki and the international community, going beyond borders of generations and nationalities. It will also feature a speech by former Prime Minister of Japan Kan Naoto, who established the "Special Communicators for a World without Nuclear Weapons" position during his time in office.

This event is open to members of local community, visiting civil society and governmental representatives, and the press - details are below. Due to port security requirements, registrations must be received by July 29, 2015.

Title: August 9, 70 years on: From Nagasaki to the Future

Date: August 9, 2015

Time: 18:00-19:45 (reception open from 17:00-18:00)

Venue: Onboard Peace Boat (Ocean Dream). Nagasaki International Cruise Ship Terminal (access map here)

Reservations: Via online form here.

Deadline: 18:00 Japan EST, July 29, 2015.

Flyer in Japanese available here.

Information in Japanese here