The Fourth Meeting of Advisory Panel of Experts on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
September 9, 2010
- The Fourth Meeting of Advisory Panel of Experts on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation was held from 15:15 on September 9 (Thursday).
- Participants included Professor Mitsuru Kurosawa (Chair of the Advisory Panel, Professor, Osaka Jogakuin College), Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama (Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University), Dr. Hiromichi Umebayashi (Special Advisor, Peace Depot), Professor Heigo Sato (Professor, Takushoku University), and Dr. Fumihiko Yoshida (Editorial Writer, the Asahi Shinbun) from the Expert side, and Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hisashi Tokunaga, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and other officials.
- In the meeting, they exchanged their views about preparation and possible ways forward with regard to a foreign ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation planned to be co-hosted by Japan and Australia during the session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly this month. They also discussed elements of political message to be expressed by the Government of Japan during the meeting mentioned above as well as the High-level Meeting of the Conference on Disarmament convened by the UN Secretary General and the “Friends of the CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty)” Ministerial Meeting to be held in the same week.
- The Fifth Meeting is scheduled to be held in the latter half of this month.
Professor. Mitsuru KUROSAWA Professor, Osaka Jogakuin College
Dr. Nobumasa AKIYAMA Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Dr. Hiromishi UMEBAYASHI Special Adviser, Peace Depot
Professor Heigo SATO Professor, Takushoku University
Dr. Fumihiko YOSHIDA Editorial Writer, The Asahi Shimbun