Party reaffirms stand on human rights, peace and denuclearization
May 3 , 2018
During his speech in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, Yamaguchi underscored the importance of human rights, noting that natural disasters and wars invariably exact the heaviest toll on our dignity and happiness as individuals—and that protecting citizens from typhoons, earthquakes, armed conflict and other natural and man-made crises fall under the purview of the constitution.
Yamaguchi also acknowledged that despite the growing rapprochement between the two Koreas, the international community must remain united in taking steps to effectuate the peninsula’s denuclearization. As for the broader goal of ridding the world of nuclear arms, the Komeito leader called for a series of eminent persons meetings to meet with experts from nuclear, non-nuclear and neutral states to examine and develop solutions for nuclear disarmament.
Akihiro Ota, House of Representatives members Yosuke Takagi and Michiyo Takagi, and House of Councillors member Toshiko Takeya joined Yamaguchi in the Shinjuku rally.