QUESTION 4:                  With regard to the implementation of the right of peoples to peace at the international and regional level:

 

-What mechanisms are necessary to better enhance this right? Could you provide observations/proposals and/or examples of good practices?


We have organized in 1980’s regional conference on Peace Zone, like Mediterranean, Caribbean, Indian Ocean.  As seas are always very important places to give us natural resources and food, we should go further in this direction to make a progress by organizing peoples power to implement the right of peoples to peace.

 1. The right has enough strength to realize non-nuclear zone in North East Asia.

 2. The right has enough scope to realize a peaceful community of Asian peoples.

 3. The right has enough strong links with a movement to realize Human Rights Network or Tribunal in Asia.


- Experiences of international and regional organisations?


We have held international Conferences of democratic lawyers (COLAP) every 4 or 5 years in Asia and the Pacific. Free discussion have brought so far over many topics and issues such as peace, human rights, and development to adopt declarations and resolutions, which has good incentive to call for international solidarity actions.

 

 

 



QUESTION 5:                  With regard to peace education:

- What is your Government doing to provide peace education during primary, secondary and tertiary education?


Some primary and secondary schools make group tours to Hiroshima or/and Nagasaki to visit peace museums and learn much about war scourges.


- What should be the role of civil society?


Unfortunately there are not so many hours are given to peace education in schools, but some civil society organizations hold annual exhibitions of war memorial goods for peace education.


It is very important to improve educational contents toward right-based approach in order to empower peoples to be true right-holders

 

 

 

 

 




6. Further comments?


To enhance awareness on the right of peoples to peace, it would be desperately needed to have every pertinent document concerning the right of peoples to peace in multi-languages, not only in English or French or four other official languages in the UN.  Many Japanese people can understand English, but fewer can make ourselves communicate in English, much fewer in French.  Communication in one’s mother tongue is a basic right to be recognized and implemented internationally.  The state or some big companies like Microsoft, Apple, or Google, should pay what is actually needed to communicate in multi-languages through internet.