Tomihisa Taue has been the mayor of Nagasaki, Japan since 2007.
Taue currently serves as the Vice President of the organization “Mayors for Peace,” devoted to “transcend[ing] national borders” and join together cities of the world to press for nuclear abolition and address global issues such as “starvation and poverty, the plight of refugees, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation.”
Each year Mayor Taue gives a Peace Declaration on the anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing. In 2018, his Peace Declaration asked nations to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
To view an interview with Taue, conducted by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, please click here.