Courtesy: No Nukes Asia Forum

International appeal to Prime Ministers of Japan and India, Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi

DO NOT SIGN THE INDIA-JAPAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT
DO NOT ALLOW THE REPROCESSING OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL

It has become clear from media reports that in ongoing negotiations on the India-Japan Nuclear Agreement, the Government of Japan has caved in to demands from the Government of India that India be allowed to reprocess spent nuclear fuel.

Kumar Sundaram at protest in TokyoThere is a danger that plutonium extracted from spent fuel generated by Japanese nuclear reactors exported to India, may be diverted to military uses, thus exacerbating nuclear weapons proliferation. Behind closed doors, the Government of Japan is planning a major policy change that is also extremely dangerous.

India is not party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has conducted nuclear tests on two occasions in the past. The first was in 1974 when India used plutonium it had extracted by reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and the second was in 1998. This was followed one week later by Pakistan, a bordering country which India has fought three wars with, testing its own nuclear bomb. The possession of nuclear weapons by these two neighbouring countries, which are often in conflict, raised the risk of nuclear war in the South Asian region to extreme levels.

Negotiations on the India-Japan Nuclear Agreement have been continuing for years without agreement partly because of the strong opposition by the citizens of both countries. However, in its eagerness to export nuclear reactors, the Government of Japan is going to extraordinary lengths to accept extraordinary conditions in order to ram through this agreement. Quite simply, this is a sell-out, complete disregarding of the extreme risks in order to cash in on sales of nuclear reactors.

India has consistently refused to accept the clause which cancels the agreement if India conducts another nuclear test.

How can Japan, the only country in the world to have actually experienced the horrors of nuclear bombs, further spread the seeds of nuclear war, knowing the utter devastation and extreme suffering nuclear war causes?

The Government of Japan must not allow the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.
The India-Japan Nuclear Agreement must not be signed.

Signatures as on July 19, 2015:

Signatories

●Australia
Anti-Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia
Friends of the Earth Adelaide
Friends of the Earth Australia
Medical Association for Prevention of War,
People for Nuclear disarmament
Spirit of Eureka
Uranium Free NSW (UFNSW)

●Austria
Salzburg Platform Against Nuclear Dangers
Sonne und Freiheit

●Bangladesh
Center for Bangladesh Studies-CBS

●Canada
Les Artistes pour la Paix
International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Physicians for Global Survival

●China
Humanist Association of Hong Kong

●Finland
Finnish Asiatic Society

●France
Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire (ACDN)
Echo-Echanges ONG France Japon
FMTS (Fédération Mondiale des travailleurs scientifiques)
Madame Tsouria BERBAR
Yosomono-net France

●Germany
Friedenswerkstatt Mutlangen e.V.

●India
Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha
Bhavnagar Jilla Gram Bachao Samiti
EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai
Farmers struggle committee – NAPM
FORUM FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES
Humanist Party
Indian Social Action Forum – INSAF
Jharkhandi Organisation against Radiation (JOAR),Jadugoda
Lokayat and Socialist Party
National Alliance of People’s Movement,Gujarat
Samajwadi Samagam
Socialist Party

●Indonesia
MANUSIA, Indonesian Antinuclear Society

●Japan
Japan Women’s Council I
Aogiri
AOMORI ROOKRSYHO Hanatoherbnosato
AKAY JAPAN
Asia Kodomo Projekt
Asia-Japan Women’s Resource Center
Asian Solidarity School
Agenda Project
Tatebayashi Citizens’ network for Climete-Change
ATTAC Kansai Group
ATTAC Kyoto
ATTAC Japan, Syutoken
APFS Union
Alternative People’s Linkage in Asia
Asia-Wide Campaign -Japan
Ichihara Kenpowo Ikasukai
Enemira Tottoti
Friends of the Earth Japan
Erasumus Institute of Peace Studies
ODA Reform Network Kansai
Ootagawa Dam Inspection Committee Shizuoka
omagenpatsuhantaigenchisyukaijikkouiinkai
Campaign Fukuoka against Nuclear and Uranium Weapons
Study Group nuclear waste problem
Kakunensaikurusosi1manninsosyougenkokudan
Stop Nuclear Waste Campaign Kansai
Kaku-no-Gomi Campaign, Chub
Kazasimonokai Fukusima
KasiwazakiKariwaGennpatuhanntaiJimotosanndanntai
Kashiwazaki to Maki Genpatsu ni Hantaisuru Zaikyosha no Kai
kanagawanetwa-undou・midornet
Kafuka no kai
Kamakura Peace Learn Meeting
Crossroadscafe Kamakura
Hiroshima Network to Stop Kaminoseki Nuclear Plant
Kankyokyoiku Fukuoka
Kansaigodorodokumiai
Kyushu Sizenenergy suishin Network
Conservation Group for water and green in Kyoto
Kyofukai Nagasaki
Ginga no Hotori
Kimpachi Demo(Hachioji Friday Action against Nukes)
Green Citizens Network Kochi
Globalization Watch Hiroshima
People’s Action Against The Genkai Nuclear Power Plant
theoria
Kenju no Kai
Panel for Nuclear Education
Gensuibaku Kinshi Tyofu Shimin Kaigi
Gendaiwotoukai
Kyoto Citizen Committee about Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Power Plants
Genpatsu Iranai Chiba
Fukushima Women Against Nukes
Genpatsu Iran Yamaguchi Network
Genpatsu Iran Shimonoseki no Kai
GENPATUOKOTOWARI MIENOKAI
Stop atomic power plant and nuclear fuel, Tokyo committee
Genpatu Sayonara Chiba
Genpatu Shinsai wo Fusegu Kazashimo no kai
Christian Network for Nuke-Free Earth
No Nukes tent-hiroba Fukuoka
Genpatsunashide Kurashitai Kyodokodo
Citizens Against Nukes, Takarazuka Japan
Genpatu wa Gomenda Hiroshima Simin no Kai
Genpatuhantai Kariwamura wo Mamorukai
Lawsuit Against The Nuclear Reactor Builders
Class Action Against the Nuclear Reactor Builders
GENPATSUWOKANGAERU SHINAGAWANO ONNATACHI
Oita Citizens for Anti Revicement of the Constitution and the Basic Act of Education
People’s Action with the Peace Constitution
organic cafe/MOMONGA
Koshisha
Kobe International Christ Church
Koriyama Rakusyoumura
Costarica Kyouwamura
Supporting group Children against radiation want fair trial (western Japan)
Kodomo no Jinken to Kyoukasyo no Mondai wo Kangaeru Niihama no Kai
Kodomono Mirai wo Tanoshikusuru Kai・Hanno
network for children’s future and love
The Network for Human Rights of Disaster Evacuee
Zainichityosenjinsakkawoyomukai
Sayonara Genkai Genpatsu no Kai Kurume
Sayonara Genpatsu Kanagawa
No Nukes Kobe
sayonaragennpatusshinagawaakusyonn
Sayonara-Genpatsu Mitaka Action
Sikagennpatu Inotino Network
Shizennohiwotomoshi Genpatsuwohoumurukai Kagoshima
Senior Workers Co-op Sendai
Shimanegennpatu Zousetuhanntaiunndou
People’s Research Institute on Energy and Environment
Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes
Jubilee Kansai Network
Article 9 Association Tokyo established by workers
Human Right and Peace-loving Citizen in Takatsuki /Earth○Net
Shinkuukouhanntai Higashinadakujuuminnoka
People’s News
sutoppugenshiryoku kanden houikoudou
Stop The Monju
Stop! Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant
SHNAMERINOKAI
Kawasaki Citizens for Stop Nuclear Power
All Japan Dockworkers’Union – Kensetsu Branch
All Japan Dockworkers’Union – Nishinari center Branch
National Trade Union Council,Japan
Sensyuokinikukouwotsukurasenaijuminnrenrakukai
Zensekiyu Showa Shell Labour Union
Japan Construction and Transport Workers Solidarity Union
Artists Against Occupation (AAO)
Solar-net
Soratomo
Takagi School
Tachiagaru shimin Group Kochi
Nonukes Oita Network
NO NUKES from shiga
NUCLEAR PHASE-OUT TEPCO SHAREHOLDER’S MOVEMENT
Campaign for Nuclear-free Japan
datsugennpatue!Kandenkabunusshikoudounokai
datsugennpatue!chudenkabunusshikoudounokai
Forum of Citizens in Niigata for Ending Nuclear Power Plants
Tabusecho Machidsukuri Kenkyukai
No Nukes Plaza tanpoposya
Chechen News Japan
Save the Earth! Action 97
Earth Child News
Chikyuunomegumi
Days Japan Supporters Club Nagoya
KAFTI
Telecommunications industry labor union
tenryu consumers organization
Tokyoippanrodokumiaitokyoongakudaigakubukai
Shareholders’ Litigation against TEPCO
North east Asia Information center Hiroshima
The Struggle Committee Against TOKUYAMA DAM
Nagasaki YWCA
nakusou hamaokagenpatsu tenryu no kai
No Name Press
Niji to Midori no Kai
The Peace and Nuclear Issues Committee of the National Christian Council in Japan (NCCJ)
Nipponzan Myohoji
NIPPONZANMYOHOJI.NARITADOJO
Nihon Shohisha Renmei Kansai Group
Nihontokoreawomusubukai,Shimonoseki
Friendfship Society of Japanese & Belarussian People
Japan Fellowship of Reconciliation
No Base ! Linking Okinawa & Kyoto
Hairo Action Fukushima
HakaruWakaru Hiroba(Hachioji Volunteer Group for Radioactivity Measurement)
Busstop kara Kichistop nokai
Haruwo-yobu kai
Hamaokagenpatsu wo Kangaeru Shizuoka Nwtwork
Anti-nuclear Kagoshima Network
Workers’ Executive Committee For Anti-nuclear Power Movements
hansenheisi-to-rentaisurukai
banbinokibako
Peace Bike Oita
Peace Depot
Peace Train
Peace Boat
Higashinihondaishinsaihisaisyasienchibaseibunet
Association of A-bomb survivers’ children
Hiroshimaenergykankyokenkyushitsu
The Hiroshima Setouchi Shimbun
WOMEN’S DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Fukuokatiku Goudouroudoukumiai
Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Emergency Action Network
Fukushima Beacon for Global Citizens Network
FUKUSHIMA WAWAWA-wa・wa・wa-no Kai
Bukkyoto Hisennokai Fukuoka
Women in Freak
Plutonium nannte iranaiyoTokyo
Plutonium free communication Kanagawa
FROM EARTH & CAFE OHANA
The Voice of Gifu Citizens for saving Peace, Human rights and Environment
LINKING PEACE&LIFE
National Assembly for Peace & Democracy
heiwa no teiburu kyouto
Wind of Citizens toward Uniting for Peace
Heiwawomamoru Nagasakionnatachinokai
Becquerel Free Hokkaido
Libera Esperanto-Asocio en Hokkajdo
POREPORE SAKURA
mind life mental care room
Majyonokai
mame-ten-café
Greens Japan
Greens Tokai
Green Harmony Chofu
Midori no Mirai
Midori Fukushima
Osaka Citizens against the Mihama, Oi and Takahama Nucear Power Plants
Miyazaki group to protect nature and future
Tokai No Nukes Network for Future Generations
Fukushima Children’s Fund
Non-defended Localities Movement national network
Club House Meguro
IKATA People Against MOX
Momo House
Morito Kurasu Donguri Club
Yamagata Genpatsu wo Kangaeru Kai
Yawatahama Women toProtect Children from Radiation
The Yukigaya Finches
Union Flat
Podosyakyoto
Rokkasyo Mirai Eiga Projekt
Wakasa Solidarity Action Network

●Netherlands
WISE, World Information Service on Energy

●New Zealand
Wind from Christchurch

●Philippines
Nuclear Free Pilipinas

●Portugal
OTC-Portuguese Organization of Scientific Workers

●Russia
Ecodefense

●Sri Lanka
Free Trade Union Development Center

●Sweden
2020 Vision Campaign
Swedish peace council
The Swedish Anti Nuclear Movement

●Taiwan
Mom Loves Taiwan
No Nukes Asia Forum Taiwan
Taiwan Environmental Protection Union

●USA
Missouri Zen Center
No Nukes Action
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Nuclear Watch South
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace
The1ness.org
US Peace Council
Western NC Physicians for Social Responsibility