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Jan 17, 2014 - Peace Boat featured on independent media, Democracy Now!
Peace Boat is honoured to have been featured during US-based independent news media Democracy Now!'s visit to Japan this week. Watch the full interview with Co-Founder and Director Yoshioka Tatsuya here.

Japan's Peace Boat Journeys to Confront Buried Crimes of the Past & Build Ties for a Hopeful Future

In 1983, a group of Japanese students formed Peace Boat as a response to government censorship of history books regarding Japan's past military aggression in the Asia-Pacific. They chartered a ship to visit neighboring countries and build people-to-people exchanges. Three decades later Peace Boat now operates a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The group also organizes against the use of nuclear weapons, nuclear power and other forms of militarism. After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center organized thousands of volunteers to help in the relief and rebuilding effort. Peace Boat founder Tatsuya Yoshioka joins us in Tokyo.

See the full story on the Democracy Now! homepage here.
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