Young People Called On To Join Non - Nuclear Cause

Young people called on to join non-nuclear cause

Participants at a meeting of organizations for atomic-bombing sufferers have called on younger generations to join their activities to eliminate the weapons.

Nihon Hidankyo, or the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, held a meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday and Wednesday. About 80 people from across the country attended.

Many participants said the members should call on younger people, including the children of atomic bomb survivors, to join the drive.

A woman who is a child of a survivor said people of her generation should learn more from the survivors.

The average age of the remaining survivors, known as hibakusha, was over 82 as of March. Some of the organizations are disbanding.

A senior official of a group in Niigata Prefecture said they are considering dissolving it because fewer people are joining its activities. He said he is very sorry for hibakusha, who have been working hard.