Japanese peace call
FROM ISSUE #232 (28 JAN 2005 - 03 FEB 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Peace Nepal Network held a forum on peace building in Nepal in Meguro Kumin Centre in Tokyo this week. MB Thapa, keynote speaker stressed the importance of a ceasefire under UN mediation and the need to find a solution through peace talks. Masayuki Tanigawa of Nagasaki University talked about the background of the conflict in Nepal and Takaki Yagjisawa, photojournalist, gave a report on the area controlled by Maoists. The need for pacifism advocated in the Japanese Constitution confirmed that all the people in the world have the right to live in peace without fear and scarcity. Nepalis living in Japan and Japanese who have maintained close relationships with Nepal, also participated.
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