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PAL System Federation Signature requesting participation in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons takes shape; Fujisawa City Council adopts opinion Kanagawa

[PAL System Federation] Signature requesting participation in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons takes shape; Fujisawa City Council adopts opinion [Kanagawa]

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Press release: March 28, 2024
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Signature requesting participation in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons takes shape; Fujisawa City Council adopts opinion [Kanagawa]
*More than 260,000 signatures support Congress*
Consumers’ Cooperative Union Pal System Kanagawa (Headquarters: Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama City, Chairman: Junko Fujita) together with the Kanagawa Prefecture Consumers’ Cooperative Association (Headquarters: Kohoku Ward, Yokohama City, Representative Director: Shinichi Togu) called for “Japan In response to a petition calling on the government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the Fujisawa City Council passed an opinion on Wednesday, March 27, requesting that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons be discussed in the Diet. The opinion will be submitted by the city council to the government.
The written opinion will be sent to the government through the city council. At the plenary session on March 27th (Wednesday), the Fujisawa City Council proposed the 15th item, “The Japanese government should act as a bridge so that nuclear weapon states can also participate in discussions at the Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.” “Regarding a written opinion requesting that the government take on a role in this role” was approved with a majority vote.

The opinion was based on the “Signature requesting the Japanese government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” which was solicited from August to November 2021 and collected over 260,000 signatures (78,000 signatures from Pal System Kanagawa alone). Masu. On February 26th (Monday), Pal System Kanagawa, together with the Kanagawa Prefecture Atomic Bomb Victims Association (Headquarters: Nishi-Kanagawa, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama City, Chairman: Susumu Maruyama) and the Kanagawa Prefectural Consumers’ Co-op Federation, summarized the purpose of the petition to Fujisawa City. I have submitted a petition.

The petition was submitted to the General Affairs Standing Committee of the City Council for discussion. City Council Pal System Kanagawa officers also attended the general affairs standing committee meeting held on March 6th (Wednesday) and explained the purpose. As a result, the proposal was approved and voted on at the plenary session.

Pal System Kanagawa will continue to call on local assemblies within the prefecture to encourage the Japanese government to take an active role in supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. At the same time, we aim to create a sustainable society by creating opportunities for users to consider issues that they must not forget in their daily lives.

*Click here for the full petition*
https://www.palsystem-kanagawa.coop/cms/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/20240304_1_1.pdf *Fujisawa City Council recording broadcast site*
(General Affairs Standing Committee Petition No. 5 No. 33 [Explanation of purpose by opinion presenter])
https://shigikai.city.fujisawa.kanagawa.jp/g07_Video_View.asp?SrchID=21224

* Abolition of nuclear weapons – Realizing a world without nuclear weapons (PAL System HP) *
https://www.pal-system.co.jp/sustainability/peace-and-diversity/abolition-of-nuclear-weapons/ Consumers’ Cooperative Pal System Kanagawa
Address: Shin-Yokohama Kotsu Building, 3-18-16 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Chairman: Junko Fujita
Capital investment: 11.55 billion yen, number of association members: 356,000, total business volume: 55.3 billion yen (as of the end of March 2023)
HP: https://www.palsystem-kanagawa.coop/
Pal System Consumers Cooperative Federation
Address: 2-2-6 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Masakazu Dainobu 13 members / members using unified business system Total business volume 253.09 billion yen / total number of association members 1.714 million people (as of the end of March 2023)
Member co-ops: Pal System Tokyo, Pal System Kanagawa, Pal System Chiba, Pal System Saitama, Pal System Ibaraki Tochigi, Pal System Yamanashi
Nagano, Pal System Gunma, Pal System Fukushima, Pal System Shizuoka, Pal System Niigata Tokimeki, Pal System Mutual Aid Federation, Saitama Prefecture Workers’ Co-op, Ai-Corp Miyagi
HP: https://www.pal.or.jp/
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