Akihiko Kimijima (Nonviolent Peaceforce / Ritsumeikan University)
Professor Akihiko Kimijima is a member of the International Governance Council
of Nonviolent Peaceforce, and Co-Chairperson of Nonviolent Peaceforce Japan. He
lectures and researches in the fields of Constitutional law and peace studies
at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.
Gerson (Director of Programs and Director of the Peace and Economic Security
Program for American Friends Service Committee
Zamora Bolaños (Costa Rica University)
Dr. Joseph Gerson works closely with Asian anti-nuclear, anti-bases and
peace organizations and has played active roles in the World Conference against
A- and H- Bombs held annually in Hiroshima and Nagasaki since 1984. He is currently
completing a book titled Empire and the
Bomb: How the United States Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World
to be published by Pluto Press next year.
Mr. Roberto Zamora is a 25-year-old student of law. He won in a trial
over the Costa Rican Government which supported the US war on Iraq
for a violation of the Peace Constitution in 2004.
(President of Hague Appeal for Peace)
Dr. Cora Weiss is President of The Hague Appeal for Peace; former
national leader of Women Strike for Peace; and Director of the Committee of
Liason with Families of Prisoners Detained in Vietnam, which organized
the exchange of mail between families and POWs in Vietnam in the 1960s.
(Vancouver Save Article 9)
Satoko Norimatsu is a member of Vancouver Save Article 9. She teaches
courses for cross-cultural understanding at the UBC Centre for
Intercultural Communication. She has lived in Canada for 12 years.
(National Confederation of Trade Union, Japan (Zenroren))
Starting as a primary schoolteacher in
Ikuya Nishikawa has been active in the teachers union movement, and now
is the vice president of National Confederation of Trade Unions
(ZENROREN). He is currently on a steering committee of the Joint
Struggle Center to Stop Adverse Revision of the Constitution, a
national network of organizations promoting signature campaigns and
dialogues among people to protect the constitution.
Mr. Akira Kawasaki is a member of the Executive Committee of Peace
Boat, in charge of its peace education program Global University. He is
a Coordinating Commitee member of Abolition 2000, and also serves as
Northeast Asia Regional Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the
Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).
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