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SGI-Thailand Receive Appreciation Certificate from Nagasaki Mayor

The paper cranes made by Thai people on display at Nagasaki Peace Park
The paper cranes made by Thai people on display at Nagasaki Peace Park

On August 25, Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki, conferred a Certificate of Appreciation on the Ministry of Culture of Thailand and Soka Gakkai Thailand for their Paper Cranes for Peace initiative. More than 57,000 paper cranes that had been made by Thai people were presented to Mayor Taue on July 31 at the Nagasaki Peace Forum, organized by Soka Gakkai Nagasaki youth.

In the certificate Mr. Taue states:

"I am pleased to inform you that the cranes have been displayed at Nagasaki Peace Park, where the annual Peace Memorial Ceremony is convened, and at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum...

"It is our great pleasure that the people of Thailand took the trouble of folding thousands of paper cranes, led by an initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Thailand and Soka Gakkai Thailand. We humbly hope such initiatives will deepen understanding of the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and the resolve to work for the abolition of nuclear weapons and realization of world peace.”

Mr. Taue has repeatedly stressed that it is important that the voices of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are joined by the voices of like-minded people from around the world in the fight against nuclear weapons and the creation of a peaceful world. When presented with the cranes Mayor Taue said, "To receive these cranes from the people of Thailand is truly encouraging."

A related article: Nagasaki Youth Peace Forum, Presentation of Cranes from SGI-Thailand

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