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P3+3 DC Meeting

September 28, 2023

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P3+3 Seoul Conference

May 12th, 2023

Six ROK parliamentarians led by Rep. Hong Ihk-Pyo, and 4 MPs from Japan headed by Rep. Haraguchi Kazuhiro had the second P3+3 meeting in Seoul. Former prime ministers of both countries, PM Lee Haechan of ROK were present at the meeting, and PM Hatoyama Yukio with a video message, expressed hope for sustainable peace in the region. Dr. Halperin, the architect of the 3+3 comprehensive approach emphasized the importance of the project with his video message. Prof. Moon, the head of Sejong Institute, Dr. Umebayashi, and Prof. Takahara presented the challenges and hopes for the region. Finally, the background and gist of a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone model treaty with a 3+3 comprehensive approach were presented.

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[Essay] Prime Minister Kishida: Your Field of Vision on Nuclear Disarmament Is Out of Focus

May 4, 2023

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[Column] Will Nagasaki be the last city ever to experience a nuclear attack?

Aug. 22, 2022

By Moon Chung-in, chairman of the Sejong Institute


Parliamentarians for 3+3 inaugurated

August 9, 2022

On the occasion of the 77th Nagasaki atomic bomb victims' memorial service, we inaugurated the Parliamentarians for 3+3 (P3+3) with nine MPs from both ROK and Japanese parliaments.

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From Peace on the Korean Peninsula to a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (NEA-NWFZ)

May 11, 2022

By Prof. Tatsujiro Suzuki

Professor & Vice Director, Nagasaki University Research Center for NuclearWeapons Abolition (RECNA); Former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission; A member of Executive Committee and Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

At the third preparatory meeting for Parliamentarians for 3+3 (P3+3), the upper-house building of the Japanese Parliament.

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Time to untap the full potential of NWFZs

March 26, 2022

By Amb. Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan

Former Foreign Policy and legal advisor to the President of Mongolia; Chairman, Blue Banner; former Permanent
Representative to the United Nations

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China backs nuclear weapon-free zone in Southeast Asia in move to ‘contain Aukus’

November 24, 2021

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Nearly two dozen House Democrats urge Biden to formally end the Korean War

November 10, 2021

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Japan reluctant to accept proposal to declare end of Korean War

November 7, 2021

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Russian and ROK FMs speaks to media in Moscow

October 27, 2021

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A Brief History of DPRK's Nuclear Weapons episode I

October 24, 2021

An abbreviated translation of the original book published in Japanese in mid-September 2021, by Hiro Umebayashi.

The image is from FAS (Federation of American Scientists), ESTIMATED GLOBAL NUCLEAR WARHEAD INVENTORIES modified here to highlight the DPRK position.

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Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program may resume in 2021 - source

September 16, 2021

According to the TASS, Russian News Agency, the interested parties are currently engaged in intensive diplomatic consultations on preparations for restoring the six-party platform

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Nagasaki's Mayor appeals for a 3+3 Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in Northeast Asia

August 9, 2021

On the occasion of the August 9th atomic bomb victims memorial service in Nagasaki, Mayor Taue, one of the C3+3 advisors, appealed to the Japanese officials "to look into building a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Northeast Asia" in front of all major Japanese political party leaders including PM Suga.

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Asia-Pacific Leadership Network Release Notice

July 15, 2021

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network has released a notice of the Coalition for 3+3 establishment. 

APLN Vice-Chair Chung-in Moon, Executive Director Shata Shetty, Research Director Peter Hayes, and Board Member Tatsujiro Suzuki are advisors to the C3+3.

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It's time for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Northeast Asia

May 21, 2021

The Berlin Wall fell at the end of the Cold War, but the 38th parallel that still separates the Koreans is becoming the symbol of a new Cold War and a serious nuclear threat.

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