Banners promoting World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates raised in Hiroshima

by Takamasa Kyoren, Staff Writer

Banners and signs promoting "The 2010 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates," to be held from November 12 to 14 in Hiroshima, were put up at Hiroshima City Hall and Hiroshima Prefectural Government Office on October 13. The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Support and Promotion Council, comprised of Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, local business circles, and other entities, put the banners and signs in place.

At Hiroshima City Hall, a sign 5.6 meters tall and 1.3 meters wide was raised. On the sign is an illustration which depicts the A-bomb Dome and the schedule for the summit. Banners have been placed on the walls of Hiroshima City Hall's North Building and the Hiroshima Prefectural Government Office Building. Starting on October 18, 41 banners will be lined up along Peace Boulevard. All the banners and signs will be displayed until November 15.

The summit will be attended by 10 Nobel Peace Prize laureates including the 14th Dalai Lama, the supreme leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union. The participants will hold discussions on the theme "The Legacy of Hiroshima: A World without Nuclear Weapons" on November 12 and 13, and announce the Hiroshima Final Declaration on November 14.

(Originally published on October 14, 2010)

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