Komeito joins Human Rights Watch to help protect schools in wartime
May 31 , 2018
A number of high school students supporting the initiative also spoke at the study session, which was held in the Upper House building, to share their views. One such student was Hina Kobayashi, who, together with her peers from other high schools in Tokyo, introduced a case study showing that military use of schools actually declined in a country that signed the declaration.
Ms. Kobayashi and other volunteer students have already conducted a nationwide campaign to collect more than 10,000 signatures calling on the Japanese government to become a signatory to the declaration.
Students from Nagasaki and Okinawa prefectures also participated in the study session via video chat.