Today we met with students from Eishin, Jogakuin, Shudo, Komaba, and Jogakuin. Each school gave a presentation on how students at their school strives to achieve peace. Then, we divided into groups and had a thoughtful discussion on the prospect of nuclear disarmament and what our job as high school students is. Here are a few of our conclusions:
- It is our job as students to spread messages of peace to our classmates and others in our community. By giving peace and the active involvement in promoting peace a positive image, we can strengthen the movement for abolishing nuclear weapons
- Nuclear non-proliferation is only a part of the world of peace that we want to achieve. We must always maintain a strong aversion to wars and seek to end the military-industrial complex that many countries have acquired.
- In whatever path in life we choose, we must always keep in mind that we are citizens of the global community. By putting internationalism above nationalism, we value the lives of all mankind over the lives of the few who reside beside us.