High school students call on governments to ratify the Nuclear Weapons Convention through the “Peace Book Relay” video (courtesy of Nagasaki City)

June 15, 2022
On March 15, a video of the “Peace Book Relay,” in which approximately 120 high school students from Japan and abroad send messages for the abolition of nuclear weapons to the music of Masaharu Fukuyama, 53, a singer from Nagasaki City, was released on the Internet. Mr. Fukuyama produced and directed the video. The video can be viewed on the website of the Nagasaki Camphor Tree Project (https://nagasaki.kusunoki-project.jp/page/), for which Mr. Fukuyama serves as general producer, and on the Nagasaki City official channel on the video-sharing website “You Tube.

 The video is about 15 minutes long, and features “High School Peace Ambassadors” from 16 prefectures and high school students from Hawaii, Russia, and South Korea holding up their wishes for nuclear abolition in sketchbooks and other media in a relay format, with background music provided by Mr. Fukuyama’s songs “Camphor Tree,” “That’s All There is” and “Ammonite’s Dream.