Peace Boat has long worked in collaboration with Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors), and since 2008, has invited survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to participate in the “Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project”.

As of 2019, over 170 Hibakusha have travelled around the world giving personal testimonies about the effects of the atomic bombs and calling for nuclear abolition in 59 countries and 84 cities. Hibakusha’s testimonials have the potential to deeply move people from all over the world and to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences these weapons cause, and therefore played a significant role in realising the nuclear weapons ban treaty. 

Flashes of Hope: Hibakusha Traveling the World (English) from Peace Boat on Vimeo.

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