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Messages from Nagasaki

Naoto Kakimoto (male)
'Chokubaku'  1.3 km from the hypocenter / 15 years old at the time / current resident of Kanagawa

Photographer: Eiichi Matsumoto.
The scenes of the A-bombed city are introduced here. The photographs are not directly connected with the messages.
In spite of the many news and international conferences held on nuclear arms, nuclear tests, and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty - especially the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty signed in 1968, but breached one country after another by Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea, with Iran now posing a problem which points to proliferation rather than non-proliferation - the situations surrounding nuclear arms remain completely deadlocked. But after U.S. President Obama's declaration in April last year (2009), there was a renewed sense of hope that we might come to realize " a world without nuclear arms".
Subsequently, in April this year the heads of U.S. and Russia agreed to negotiate a new nuclear disarmament treaty. Strong tactics, however, seem to have been exercised by both sides and both left the actual number of the existing nuclear warheads vague, which inevitably leads me to wonder whether "a world without nuclear arms" will ever be realized after all.

And although a month-long conference was held in New York during May 2010 entitled "Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference", their efforts were for naught in regards to North Korea and Iran. It was evident that as long as State politics hold precedence, the road to non-proliferation will indeed be a rocky one.

Moreover, why have these big international conferences failed to call in question the number of nuclear warheads held by other nuclear powers while the U.S. and Russia are trying to reduce their own?
Can we really achieve complete abolition of nuclear arms under current conditions?
Would there be a future for mankind if we fail to achieve complete abolition of nuclear arms?
Can we ever avoid the World War Three?
Can't we consider more seriously this greatest issue we are faced with?
Is there any other issue more important than this? Doesn't this issue warrant a serious review by getting back to the very core of the problem?