Japan says its resolve to eliminate nuclear weapons is unshakeableListen /
Japan is determined to ensure that nuclear weapons are totally eliminated, according to its representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
Ambassador Mari Amano spoke as the UN Conference on Disarmament continued to discuss the core issues on its agenda.
He reminded the meeting of the United States atomic attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th of August 1945, respectively.
"Even today many of the survivors, whom we call Hibakusha, continue to suffer in pain. Since the bombings, the resolve of Japan to achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons has been unshakeable. Nonetheless, every year when we commemorate those tragic events, we renew afresh our determination to rid the world of nuclear armaments."
Ambassador Amano appealed on the UN Conference on Disarmament to overcome its stalemate caused by disagreement on its work plan.