Special Report
Peace Boat Hibakusha Project - 80th Voyage, Apr 30, 2013
Since 2008, Peace Boat has invited Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to participate in the "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project." As of March 2013, over 150 Hibakusha have travelled around the world giving personal testimonies about the effects of the atomic bombs and calling for nuclear abolition.

The 80th Global Voyage, sailing around the world between July 18 to October 10, 2013, will be hosting the 6th version of this project, with a delegation of 10 Hibakusha joining for the entire voyage. Peace Boat's Hibakusha Project gives the chance for Hibakusha to share their testimony around the world, onboard and in ports including with schools, governments and the media.

The messages from Hiroshima and Nagasaki have the potential to deeply move people around the world who are affected by war, violence, poverty and environmental issues, and increase awareness on the urgency of nuclear abolition. As the average age of the Hibakusha is now more than 78 years old, the time remaining for them to directly send out their urgent message is very limited.

Participants onboard the 80th Voyage will have the chance to be an active part of this important project, sharing time with this group of HIbakusha, as well as with special guests and activists working for nuclear disarmament and peace education, who are invited for specific segments of the voyage.

*** To learn more about this project download the Peace Boat Hibakusha project brochure here in English and Spanish.