Peace Boat carries out various projects and campaigns to promote peace, human rights and sustainability. Working with partner organizations and individuals in Japan, Northeast Asia and around the world, Peace Boat uses local grassroots actions, international conferences, global networking and media, as well as its ship, to raise awareness and make a positive impact on socio-political, economic and environmental issues.

Sustainability

Peace Boat cooperates with local partners and the United Nations to carry out advocacy and action for sustainability and respect for the environment. Committed to a more sustainable and cleaner world, Peace Boat is developing a sustainable cruise ship, Ecoship, that will be the platform for our programmes in the future.

Peace Boat is a committed campaigner for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an...

In partnership with other organisations in Japan and around the world, Peace Boat conducts various p...

Ecoship is the next step in our 35-year evolution. It will be the future platform for Peace Boat&rsq...

Due to rapid development and introduced species brought in by settlers, the precious nature of the G...

Peace Boat is working with the Green Foundation, Korea's largest environmental group, to organiz...

Since 2014, Peace Boat has collaborated with the fresh handmade cosmetics retailer Lush to deliver c...

This programme brings youth leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on the front line of ...

Marking the milestone of the 100th Global Voyage, the Voyage of Light is a partnership with Liter of...

Education

Educational programmes offered onboard utilize Peace Boat’s ship as a dynamic learning space and mobile classroom. Opportunities are offered to all participants through numerous daily lectures and workshops throughout the voyages. They cover contemporary global issues including peace and conflict, human rights, climate change, and the environment, and enable participants to gain a better understanding of how local communities and individuals are affected by and find creative solutions to, problems that exist around the world.

Peace Boat, through its GET Programme, organizes onboard language programmes to facilitate communica...

Global University programmes are intensive, advanced, peace and sustainability programmes which chal...

Guest educators are invited to join Peace Boat voyages to share their experience and knowledge as an...

Peace Boat’s Montessori Programme aims to sow the seeds for a new generation of peacebuilders ...

Intensive education, research, and capacity training programmes are organized onboard in close coope...

Disarmament

Peace Boat has for many years advocated and campaigned for a nuclear-free world, and the abolition of nuclear weapons and nuclear power, as well as support for all survivors of the nuclear chain. Peace Boat is part of the steering group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, and regularly invites Hibakusha (Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors) to travel on the ship to share their testimony. Since March 2011 Peace Boat has been particularly working on relief and advocacy related to the nuclear disaster following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Peace Boat has long worked in collaboration with Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors), and since 2008, ...

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize ...

Years after the end of the civil wars in Cambodia and Afghanistan, a vast number of landmines remain...

Peacebuilding

Peace and reconciliation in Northeast Asia has been a priority of Peace Boat since its establishment, and we coordinate various related campaigns and networks in Japan and in the region. Using the voyages and grassroots connections developed, Peace Boat provides a platform for dialogue between citizens of Northeast Asia on issues including history education, nuclear disarmament and territorial disputes, working to overcome historical conflicts in order to build a peaceful future for the region.

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war as a means of settling international disputes a...

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is an international network of N...

Peace Boat is a founding steering committee member of the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Inst...

The Peace Ball project uses the power of the world’s most popular sport to build bridges of co...

Humanitarian Support

Peace Boat’s first disaster relief efforts took place in 1995, following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in Kobe, Japan when teams of volunteers provided assistance, supporting community access to food, water, and other basic supplies as well as humanitarian support. In the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) was established as a specialist organization to assist disaster-affected communities worldwide. Peace Boat has organized emergency relief operations in 15 disaster-affected countries around the world.

To provide a healthy, dynamic and creative retreat for children affected by the Fukushima nuclear di...

Following our 2014 partnership agreement with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction ...

Peace Boat has carried out emergency relief operations for the past 20 years, delivering emergency a...

One component of a Peace Boat visit to a port can include the delivery of support goods for sustaina...

Past Projects

See here for more information about projects and campaigns Peace Boat has carried out in the past.

Peace Boat worked toward the achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Peac...

The Olympic Games are originally a celebration for peace. Taking this into account, Peace Boat has o...