Masao Senzaki to head new nuclear nonproliferation centre

According to the Daily Yomiuri newspaper former physicist and and diplomat, Masao Senzaki is to head the new Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security for Asia.

He said Japan has a crucial role to play achieving US president Obama’s lofty goal of creating a world without nuclear weapons, and that our experience of using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes should be a valuable example [to other countries].

Bikini Atoll mayor to visit Japan on H-bomb anniversary

According to the Daily Yomiuri newspaper the major of Bikini Atoll, Alson Kelen, will visit Japan, on the anniversary (1 March 1954) of the hydrogen test which exposed the Bikini Atoll locals and the crew of a Japanese fishing boat from Shizuoka Prefecture.

The Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Nippon Gensuikyo, 日本原水協) said Mayor Kelen attending a gathering here will meet the Mayor of Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, where the affected ship and crew were from.