Tokyo to host project Kazakhstan-Japan: A way to a nuclear-weapon free world
The Library of the First President of Kazakhstan’s offsite scientific and exhibition project named Kazakhstan-Japan: A way to a nuclear-weapon free world will be hosted on 19 September 2019 by the UN University in Tokyo (Japan), acquainting a foreign public with the initiatives of First Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The event is held by the Library and Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbassy N.A. Nazarbayev, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kazakh Embassy to Japan and the Goi Peace Foundation, Strategy2050.kz reports.
The event dedicated to the core aspects of the First Kazakh President’s activity in developing a global movement for a world free of nuclear weapons will involve authoritative nuclear disarmament experts.
It is expected the origins and content of the concept of a world free of nuclear weapons and using atomic energy for peaceful purposes will be on display for the first time in the last decades.
The global personality of the First Kazakh President – the founder of the principles for establishment and development of a nuclear disarmament system and the global security - can be found in the Library’s archives and books.
Over 350 exhibits will be on display (archival documents, photos and video materials) divided into three sections:
1. The Country of the Great Steppe: Between the Past and the Future
2. A Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World
3. Kazakhstan - Japan: Cooperation for Peace
The Country of the Great Steppe: Between the Past and the Future section encloses Japanese people in Kazakhstan’s unique natural landscapes and history, showing the path of Nursultan Nazarbayev towards foundation of a modern Kazakhstan. The ethnographic complex presents the national clothes, jewelry from the Library and by Yestay Daubayev, a famous Kazakh jeweler.
The second A Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World shows the tragic history of Kazakh ground that once was a test site. But in 1991, Kazakh people stood up for the historical initiatives put forth by Nursultan Nazarbayev to throw over the use of nuclear weapons and close the Semipalatinsk test site.
This will present, for the first time at the international level, the documents from the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy’s personal archive, including the notes on the radiation background in the Semipalatinsk test site, the appeals from the citizens to the governmental representatives, the memories of the eyewitnesses, the decree closing the test site, the First Kazakh President’s theses and speeches from the tribunes of the international organizations with regard to his disarmament activity. The exclusive photos by Yu.Kuidin will also be on display.
The Museum fund will present the state awards from Britain and Japan for the First Kazakh President’s personal contribution to the global anti-nuclear movement, and other prizes.
The third section Kazakhstan - Japan: Cooperation for Peace, consisting of the archival materials from the First Kazakh President’s personal archive, shows the history of the Kazakh-Japanese cooperation, including the fate of Japanese war prisoners and those interned in Kazakhstan, the contribution of the two countries to the anti-nuclear movement.
The archival documents illustrate the friendly relations between Kazakhstan and Japan, the theses of the meetings of the First Kazakh President with the 125th Emperor of Japan, Akihito, as well as with the Japanese officials and businesspersons. The diplomatic gifts from the Japanese side, the medal and mantle of the Honorary Doctor of Engineering Sciences at Tokai University, the sign Honorary Citizen of Hiroshima, origami from the children of Hiroshima, and many others will be also available.
The conference Kazakhstan-Japan: A way to a nuclear-weapon free world is expected to be attended by Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Kazakh Ambassador to Japan, Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov, Director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Yasushi Akashi, former UN Under-Secretary-General, Karipbek Kuyukov, Honorary Ambassador of The ATOM Project, Hisato Mitsutake, Chief Representative Office of Nagasaki in Tokyo, Hiroo Saionji, President of the Goi Peace Foundation as well as scientists and experts from all over the globe.
The TV and Radio Complex of the Kazakh President will make a film as part of the scientific and exhibition project – the kind of prologue to the project’s theme.
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