[Press Release]  The 75th Anniversary Nagasaki Nuclear-Pandemic Scenario Project

[Press Release] The 75th Anniversary Nagasaki Nuclear-Pandemic Scenario Project

October13, 2020

Press Release

The 75th Anniversary NagasakiNuclear-Pandemic Scenario Project


TheCOVID-19 pandemic is now threatening the world, affecting all aspects ofinternational community. Nuclear disarmament is no exception. It is critically important now to analyze the relationship between post-pandemic internationalorder and the nuclear weapon risks. The key question we ask here is: “What are the opportunities driven by global pandemics for Northeast Asiangovernments, civil society, and market actors to reduce nuclear risk and resumenuclear disarmament?”

ResearchCenter for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University, (RECNA), with apartnership with Nautilus Institute for security and sustainability, AsiaPacific Leadership Network for Nuclear non-proliferation and Disarmament(APLN), decided to hold the event as a special event on the 75th Anniversary ofatomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The event will take place on thefollowing date/time.

1stround: October 31 (Sat) 9:00-13:00 and Nov. 1 (Sun) 9:30-13:00 [Japan Time]

2ndround: November 14 (Sat) 9:00-13:00 and Nov. 15 (Sun) 9:30-13:00 [Japan Time]

The meeting willtake place using on-line application tool and about 40-50 participants fromdiversified background, nationalities, gender, age, will join the event. Theevent will be held under the “Chatham House Rule”* but the Opening session onOctober 31st will be open to the public and media.

* ChathamHouse Rule: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham HouseRule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither theidentity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any otherparticipant, may be revealed.” https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule

Thepress conference (in English)

We will hold thepress conference (in English) to introduce the outline of this event asfollows. Please join us for the announcement of this important and excitingevent.

• Date and Time: October 19th (Mon)13:30-14:30

• Place: Online (Zoom) [please contactRECNA by e-mail

(recna_staff@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp) byOctober 16 for Zoom participation link]

• Speakers:

Prof.Susumu Shirabe Vice President, Nagasaki University

Prof.Fumihiko Yoshida Director, RECNA

Prof.Tatsujiro Suzuki Vice Director, RECNA

Dr.Peter Hayes Director, Nautilus Institute


Press conference in Japanese will follow immediately after thepress conference in English. If you would like to join Japanese pressconference, please let us know (you can stay after the English press conferenceas we use the same zoom link).


APLNSecretariat Tel: +82 2-2135-2170 Fax: +82 70-4015-0708

Email: apln@apln.network


• Scheduleof Open Session (The session will be open to the public and media, live streamvia You Tube)

October31 (Sat)

OpeningSession 9:00-9:30

9:00 Opening Remarks (Dr. Peter Hayes, NautilusInstitute)

9:05 Message from Mayor Tomihisa Taue

9:10 Prof. S. Shirabe (Nagasaki University)

9:15 Dr. Gareth Evans (Former Foreign Minister ofAustralia, APLN)

9:20 Prof. Chung-in Moon (APLN)

9:25 Prof. Fumihiko Yoshida(RECNA) Session One 9:30-11:45 Presentation of Working Papers

9:3Presentationof Working Papers (1)

10:30 Break

10:45 Presentation of Working Papers (2)

11:45 End