For the ICBUW International Action Day, Nov. 2010

1) DU-questionnaire campaign in Japan
ICBUW-Japan is planning to launch in a few days a DU questionnaire campaign directed at the members of the National Parliament. Several DU-concerned groups based in various areas such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, will work together in asking for and collecting questionnaires.  A purpose of this campaign is to raise the Japanese politicians’ awareness regarding the DU problem on the occasion of the voting on the 3rd DU resolution at the UN General Assembly, but it will be carried out as a continual campaign tool for our national lobbying in Japan;  the answers will be posted online.
The questions asked are: (1) Should DU weapons be banned or not? (2) What role should Japan play in the international efforts to ban DU weapons? A leading role or not? (3) Should Japan extend active assistances to the areas affected by  the use of DU weapons? (4) Weren’t there problems regarding protective measures against the risk of DU exposure when Japan sent its Self-Defense Forces to Iraq? (5) Regarding the DU weapons stored at the US bases in Japan, should Japan request information disclosure and removal, or not? (6) Please state freely your views about disarmament and abolition of inhuman weapons.
For each question, a short background information is provided so that even those politician who are not so knowledgeable about the DU issue can get to know about it and make due judgments.
2) Actions in Hiroshima
November 12-14 a world summit of Nobel peace laureates is to be held in Hiroshima, and there will be about 100 participants from abroad. Although the theme of the conference is nuclear abolition, we are planning to have the ICBUW brochure distributed, together with our campaign photo sets, to the participants; it is likely that these materials will be included as part of the package distributed at the conference reception.
In addition, on the evening of November 11 we hold, together with HANWA (Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition), a candle message gathering by the A-bomb dome for the world summit participants; we will form the message, BAN NUKES, with more than 1,000 candles.

For the ICBUW International Action Day
1) DU-questionnaire campaign in Japan   ICBUW-Japan is planning to launch in a few days a DU questionnaire campaign directed at the members of the National Parliament. Several DU-concerned groups based in various areas such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, will work together in asking for and collecting questionnaires.  A purpose of this campaign is to raise the Japanese politicians’ awareness regarding the DU problem on the occasion of the voting on the 3rd DU resolution at the UN General Assembly, but it will be carried out as a continual campaign tool for our national lobbying in Japan;  the answers will be posted online.      The questions asked are: (1) Should DU weapons be banned or not? (2) What role should Japan play in the international efforts to ban DU weapons? A leading role or not? (3) Should Japan extend active assistances to the areas affected by  the use of DU weapons? (4) Weren’t there problems regarding protective measures against the risk of DU exposure when Japan sent its Self-Defense Forces to Iraq? (5) Regarding the DU weapons stored at the US bases in Japan, should Japan request information disclosure and removal, or not? (6) Please state freely your views about disarmament and abolition of inhuman weapons.    For each question, a short background information is provided so that even those politician who are not so knowledgeable about the DU issue can get to know about it and make due judgments.
2) Actions in Hiroshima  November 12-14 a world summit of Nobel peace laureates is to be held in Hiroshima, and there will be about 100 participants from abroad. Although the theme of the conference is nuclear abolition, we are planning to have the ICBUW brochure distributed, together with our campaign photo sets, to the participants; it is likely that these materials will be included as part of the package distributed at the conference reception.   In addition, on the evening of November 11 we hold, together with HANWA (Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition), a candle message gathering by the A-bomb dome for the world summit participants; we will form the message, BAN NUKES, with more than 1,000 candles.