Wednesday, December 16, 2009

postheadericon ANT-Hiroshima Supports The 7th "Art Party" Exhibition in Hiroshima: Works of Art by Children In Need From Around The World

The 7th annual benefit art exhibition, Art Party, is being held at the Kenmin Bunka Centre in Hiroshima, December 18th~22nd, 2009.

The exhibition presents works of art created by children in need from countries around the world. Every picture on display can be purchased for a minimum of ¥1,000 and 100% of the money is then returned to the children's communities. Report
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

postheadericon "Yes! Campaign" Sells Over 10,000 Books...

The "Yes! Campaign," reports that over 10,000 of its books about the "Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol," have been sold less than four months since the book was published. Report

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Monday, November 23, 2009

postheadericon Napalese Versions of Paper Crane Journey Distributed To Local Schools Near Kathmandu

Here are some photos of school children in junior schools near Kathmandu who are reading copies of the Nepalese version of Paper Crane Journey, by Shiho Umino, which were donated by ANT-Hiroshima and distributed by our voluntary representative on the ground, Rakesh Shrestha.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

postheadericon Nassrine Azimi's "Friendship Forest" Peace Initiative, Motomachi Elementary School

In May 2009 Nassrine Azimi the first director of the UNITAR Hiroshima (2003-2009) planted some trees in a corner of Motomachi Elementary School in Hiroshima with the aim of fostering a spirit of peace and harmony. Remove

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

postheadericon YES! Campaign Booklets Distributed To Adult English Classes In Hiroshima

This week David (who runs the ANT-Hiroshima.blogspot.com blog) distributed Hiroshima-Nagasaki YES! Campaign For The Abolition Of Nuclear Weapons By 2020" booklets to his students at two community centres in Hiroshima. Report

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

postheadericon Sadako Primary School in Pakistan Appeals For Funds

After the earthquake that hit northeastern Pakistanin 2006, a delegation of ANT-Hiroshima representatives visited the area. One of the team, Chika Harada remained in Muzaffarabad until October of that year... Report

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Monday, November 2, 2009

postheadericon Message from Mrs. Tomoko Watanabe, Executive Director of ANT-Hiroshima

Here is the message which Tomoko Watanabe, Executive Director of ANT-Hiroshima, delivered to the Mayors for Peace conference in Nagasaki in August. Tomoko Watanabe used the occasion to highlight the "Yes Campaign" initiative and explain its purpose... Speech

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

postheadericon Profile of Ambassador Mussie Hailu

When Ambassador Mussie Hailu visited Hiroshima, Tomoko Watanabe asked him if he would take on the role of representative for ANT-Hiroshima in Africa. Ambassador Mussie Hailu readily agreed to Tomoko-san's proposal, and on his return to his mother country, Ethiopia, he began to raise the profile of ANT-Hiroshima in Africa. So who is Mussie Hailu?

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

postheadericon Peace Ambassador Mussie Hailu Visits Japan


Mussie Hailu came to Japan from Ethiopia to express solidarity with the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in their appeal for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realisation of genuine and lasting world peace. Report

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Monday, October 19, 2009

postheadericon Fauzia Minallah's Multi-Coloured Scarf Of Peace

Fauzia Minallah has made a short video titled "The Multi-Coloured Scarf Of Peace" to express how she feels about the current situation in Pakistan. More

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Friday, September 11, 2009

postheadericon Mayor Akiba Reads The 2009 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

On the evening of August 6th 2009, the 64th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima in the closing stages of World War Two, Mayor Akiba read the 2009 Hiroshima Peace Declaration in English.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

postheadericon The Yes Campaign for Nuclear Weapons Abolition by 2020



Tomoko Watanabe is now leading an effort called the "Yes Campaign" to support the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol, intended to advance the abolition of nuclear weapons by 2020. More

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Monday, August 17, 2009

postheadericon White Light/Black Rain Screened On The Motoyasu River, Hiroshima, August 6th

On August 6th 2009, the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in the closing stages of the Second World War, Tomoko Watanabe of ANT-Hiroshima organized a showing of Steven Okazaki's documentary film, White Light/Black Rain. This report includes a You Tube video of Steven Okazaki talking about the film.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

postheadericon The Sadako Trust, Educating Vulnerable Children In And Around Muzaffarabad

In October 2005 around 79,000 people were killed and more than 128,000 were injured by a major earthquake in the North West Frontier Province and Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK). Several million people were left homeless by the quake. The Sadako Foundation was set up to help affected children.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

postheadericon Amai Park for Visually Impaired Children in Islamabad, Pakistan



Recently, ANT-Hiroshima sent Funkor Child Art Center director Fauzia Minallah a small donation towards the development of facilities of "Amai park", a playground for visually impaired children. Report


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Thursday, June 4, 2009

postheadericon Fauzia Minallah Helping Displaced Mothers & Children From The War Against The Taliban

Half way through this BBC report Fauzia Minallah describes how displaced children are being helped to cope with their experience by painting pictures of how their villages used to be and how they would like them to be when they go back.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

postheadericon Sadako's Prayer - A Children's Story For The Promotion Of Peace

In 2006 ANT-Hiroshima took its peace education activities one step further by publishing its first ever book, a children's book called Sadako's Prayer by Fauzia Minallah




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What is ANT-Hiroshima?

Asian Network of Trust-Hiroshima, an NGO based in Hiroshima, Japan, draws its inspiration from the experience of the A-bomb survivors who, together with international support, worked to rebuild their shattered city in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. In a similar spirit, ANT-Hiroshima is involved in a range of relief, reconstruction, and peace-building projects in a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

ANT-Hiroshima’s work is rooted in the twin missions of providing material, as well as emotional, support to the people we serve. We bring a human touch to the provision of emergency relief in areas devastated by natural disaster or human conflict. Operating on a small scale at the local level, we share a spirit of warmth and compassion along with such immediate material needs as food, clothing, water, shelter, and medical supplies and services.

In Japan, too, our work is inspired by the spirit of Hiroshima in our efforts to motivate the next generation of Japanese to view the world with compassionate eyes. Through programs in education, we strive to stimulate the awareness and action of young people towards both the material and emotional needs of their local communities as well as the international community.

Tomoko Watanabe,
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