The Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace
The Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace is a public-interest incorporated foundation which, through the efforts of members and citizens, aims to bring about the elimination of nuclear weapons and the realization of eternal peace in accordance with the wishes of those in the atomic-bombed city of Nagasaki.
The Foundation evolved from a voluntary organization launched in February of 1983 which sought to have participation from a wide range of citizens and unite people from the public and private sectors under the principles of founding chairman Tatsuichiro Akizuki (now deceased), who called for “putting aside minor differences in order to work together as one.” This led to the establishment of the Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace, Incorporated on April 1, 1984. Ever since then, the Foundation has engaged in activities to raise awareness about peace issues, starting with efforts to preserve and pass on the testimonial accounts of atomic bombing survivors. On April 1, 2011, the Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace began a new stage as a public-interest incorporated foundation.