JP Gov rejected issuing Nigerian doc visa to attend the int conference of nuclear held in Hiroshima


Japanese government refused issuing a visa to an anti-nuke doctor.

It is in Hiroshima.
International conference of nuclear is to be held by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) on 8/24/2012.
A doctor as a representative of Nigeria planned to attend it, but Japanese government refused issuing him a visa.
IPPNW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
American public body of IPPNW, Physicians for Social Responsibility is protesting against it.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs admitted they didn’t issue visas for 9 people. They comment, “We don’t explain each reason not to issue a visa.”.

From wikipedia [Link]

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. The organization’s headquarters is in Somerville, Massachusetts. IPPNW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.[1] [2]
IPPNW affiliates are national medical organizations with a common commitment to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the prevention of war. Affiliates range in size from a handful of dedicated physicians and medical students to tens of thousands of activists and their supporters. As independent organizations within a global federation, IPPNW affiliates engage in a wide variety of activities related to war, health, social justice, and the environment.





  1. FUKUSHIMA DIARY FR – Le gouv japonais a refusé le visa d’un docteur nigérien voulant se rendre à la conférence internationale sur le nucléaire à Hiroshima
    Par Mochizuki, le 23 août 2012.

    Le gouvernement japonais a refusé de donner un visa à un docteur anti-nucléaire.

    C’est à Hiroshima.

    L’International Conference of Nuclear va se tenir le 24 août 2012 sous l’égide de l’International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
    Un docteur, représentant le Nigéria prévoyait de s’y rendre mais le gouvernement japonais lui a refusé son visa.
    L’IPPNW avait reçu le prix Nobel de la Paix en 1985.
    Le corps américain de l’IPPNW, le “Physicians for Social Responsibility” proteste.

    Le ministre des Affaires Étrangères a admis qu’ils avaient refusé le visa de 9 personnes. Leur commentaire est : “Nous n’avons pas à donner de raison pour refuser un visa”.

    Selon Wikipedia [] :

    L’International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) est une fédération non partisane de groupes médicaux nationaux de 63 pays, représentant des dizaines de milliers de médecins, étudiants en médecine, d’autres professionnels du monde médical et des citoyens concernés partageant le but commun de contribuer à un monde plus pacifique et plus sûr, libéré de de toute menace d’holocauste nucléaire. Le siège de l’organisation est à Somerville, Massachusetts. L’IPPNW avait reçu le prix Nobel de la paix en 1985.[1] [2]
    Les adhérents de IPPNW sont des organisations médicales ayant en commun un engagement pour l’abolition des armes nucléaires et la lutte contre la guerre. Les adhérents se répartissent en taille depuis la poignée de médecins et étudiants spécialisés jusqu’à des groupes de dizaines de milliers de militants et leurs supporters. En tant qu’organisations indépendantes unies dans une fédération mondiale, les adhérents de l’IPPNW s’impliquent dans une grande variété d’activités en liaison avec la guerre, la santé, la justice sociale, et l’environnement.

    Source :

  2. Decency requires that reasons should be offered to applicants who are refused visa to Hiroshima especially to a global events of that magnitude.

    Ime John MD, PhD
    Co-President, IPPNW [2006-2010]

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