AAB students cheer for peace during peace lecture of Japanese activist Yuichiro Mirishita

12 November 2019

As part of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Japan, peace activist Yuichiro Mirishita held a lecture for AAB College students marking the opening of Japanese Week in Kosovo.

In this meeting with students, which was also attended by Kotaro Takeda, representative of the United Nations Office in Kosovo and Skender Boshtrakaj from MCYS, the welcoming speech was delivered by the Vice-Rector for Public Relations at AAB College, Prof. Ass. Dr. Venera Llunji.

The activist Morishita has traveled to many countries around the world and has just delivered a message to the world: We don’t want nuclear weapons! We don’t want any kind of weapon! WE WANT FRIENDS!

Mirishita spoke about the aftermath of World War II and especially the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in Japan. Through pictures, he showed the painful images of the affected, the survivors, the ruined cities and their aftermath, the restoration of hope to people, the desire not to forget but to move forward thinking only about one thing: no one would want a second Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

“There are over 15,000 different types of nuclear bombs in the world today. We, the inhabitants of this world, should not think that we need nuclear bombs to protect ourselves. Instead, we must learn the history of our country and of other countries. We have to show friendship to everyone” Morishita said.

The students of the various faculties of AAB College, after the open and very friendly conversations, cheered for PEACE in unison! A word that Morishita says is the main message in every place where he has traveled.