Vision of Interreligious Council Spread among Diplomats in Tokyo

December 2, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - The tenth Peace Diplomats Forum on Dec. 2, 2010, in Tokyo promoted the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.


UPF-Japan Aids Pakistani Flood Victims

November 30, 2010

Islamabad, Pakistan - After the July 2010 flooding, UPF-Japan volunteers traveled to Islamabad in November to pack donations and deliver food and mattresses to displaced people at a camp in the Nowshera district.


Celebrating Benin’s Anniversary in Tokyo

November 2, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - “The 50th Anniversary of Independence and the 20th Anniversary of the Democratization of the Republic Benin” was celebrated in Tokyo on November 2, with the participation of nearly 100 people, including many Ambassadors for Peace.


A. Matsui: Religions in Japan

October 11, 2010

In ancient Japan it is said that there were 8 million gods. Some gods lived in mountains, in big rocks or trees and forests, the sea and rivers. Some of them were strong warriors, foxes, snakes, the moon, the wind and the thunder. The most important of them was the sun, the origin of Shintoism.


Day of Peace in Tokyo, Japan

September 30, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized a commemorative event for the International Day of Peace in Tokyo September 30 on the theme of “Youth for Peace and Development.” More than 50 people participated in this 39th Ambassadors for Peace meeting.


Day of Peace in Kanagawa, Japan

September 19, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan commemorated the International Day of Peace on September 19 by cleaning up the Wada-Nahama beach on the Miura Peninsula. On September 30 it is hosting an Ambassadors for Peace meeting in Tokyo on the theme of the Mission of Youth to Lead the Global Age.


Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace Visit Japan

August 17, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace on a one-week study-tour of Japan received a warm welcome by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Japan and a former Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria.


Europeans Take Fact-Finding Trip to Japan

August 5, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - "Japan's Role in Securing Peace, Stability, and Human Rights in North-East Asia" was the theme of a European Leadership Conference and Fact-Finding Tour to Japan August 1-5.


Diplomats in Tokyo Consider Peace Proposals

July 6, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - Participants in the July 6 Peace Diplomats Forum considered the relationship of trust-building to human security and how a proposed interreligious council at the United Nations might involve civil society and relate with other UN bodies.


Day of Families Celebrated in Tokyo

May 15, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - There are now more than two million foreign residents in Japan, and the number is rising rapidly, especially in Tokyo where as many as one in ten couples are international couples. Japan had thought of herself as a strictly homogeneous nation for a long time but is now facing the challenge of coexisting with migrants.


A. Yamanaka: Human Development and Peace Building

February 18, 2010

Statement given by Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Professional By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, England, and Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan, at the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, on February 18, 2010.


Day of Peace in Kanagawa, Japan

September 22, 2009

Kanagawa, Japan – Youth from Tokyo cleaned up a beach on the Miura Peninsula.


Day of Peace in Tokyo

September 19, 2009

Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan hosted a forum about expectations of the new Japanese administration.


African Soul Party Sponsored by UPF-Japan

June 20, 2009

Kanagawa, Japan - An “African Soul Party” was held on the theme “Reconciliation by Apology and Forgiveness” in Yokohama city, Kanagawa on June 20. Nearly 70 people, including Africans and Americans in Japan as well as Yokohama citizens, participated.


UPF-Japan Board Considers Action Plans for 2009

June 16, 2009

Tokyo, Japan – On June 16, 2009, the UPF-Japan Board met in a hall in Tokyo. First, Rev. Eiji Tokuno, Co-chair of UPF-Japan, gave an address and presented the various international achievements of UPF. “Although we are facing national as well as international turmoil, let us promote our activities based on a clear vision,” said Rev. Tokuno.


Tokyo Interreligious Forum: Putting Ideals into Practice

May 19, 2009

Tokyo, Japan - UPF's 18th Interreligious Forum was held on May 19 in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Twenty-five Ambassadors for Peace who represent the religions of Shinto, Buddhism, and Christianity participated in the Forum.


Cleaning Project Brings Together Japanese and Foreign Communities

May 17, 2009

Mie, Japan - Nearly 180 Japanese and international people living in Japan participated in a cleaning project and music concert in Ishigaki-ike Park in Suzuka City in the Mie Prefecture May 17, 2009.


Family Peace Festival in South Kanagawa

April 27, 2009

Hiratsuka, Japan - The third “Family Peace Festival in South Kanagawa” was held in a venue in Hiratsuka City in the Kanagawa prefecture on April 26 as a part of the Global Peace Festival. Nearly 1,200 people gathered for the event.


Commemoration of Toyohiko Kagawa's Exemplary Life

April 24, 2009

Kobe, Japan - A memorial ceremony on the anniversary of Toyohiko Kagawa’s death was hosted by the Council for Ambassadors for Peace in Hyogo on April 23 in a venue in Kobe city.


Seminar in Hiroshima on the World in a Crisis and the Course of Japan

April 21, 2009

Hiroshima, Japan - On March 21, 160 people, including local key figures and Ambassadors for Peace, gathered at the Hiroshima International Conference Hall to attend the Ambassadors for Peace Seminar in West Hiroshima. Mr. Hideo Oyamada described urgent global issues and offered a vision for Japan to play a leading role in promoting world peace through its Ambassadors for Peace.