Introduction of the supporters

寺谷 弘壬
When I was a child in kindergarten, I thought that war meant escaping from the rain of incendiary bombs.
Due to the continuous air strikes on my home-town of Kobe, only seven children, including myself, survived out of 130 kindergarteners.
I grew up during impoverished times following Japan's defeat, and I eventually went on to study Peace Studies (Internationalized Sociology). I have taught for more than 30 years at universities in Japan and also have had a lot of opportunities to give lectures to children in South Korea, Russia and the United States of America.
Unfortunately, not a single day goes by without war, even now. Therefore, from here in Japan, we must strongly demand the establishment of peace.
We will not spare any effort to achieve it.
This organization is also a part of these efforts towards establishing peace.

Hiromi Teratani

Born in 1937. Professor Teratani studied at the Department of Sociology Doctoral Program of Princeton University Graduate School as a full-grant Fulbright student.
He then went on to serve as a visiting researcher at Columbia University in the United States, a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska, and a professor at Aoyama Gakuin University.
In addition, he also served as a committee member at the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Administrative Agency of the Cabinet.
He is currently serving as Emeritus Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Head of the International Institute of Multi-cultural Studies, Chairman of D3C Inc., Chairman of the board at "JATEC" Tokyo certified NPO (Session for promoting traditional Japanese culture and environmental culture to the world), and as an ambassador for Himeji tourism. He is also active on television, the radio and in newspapers.
His books and translations exceed 100 publications.