Tadatoshi Akiba wins Ramon Magsaysay Award

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Manila, Aug 2: Japanese anti-nuclear activist, Tadatoshi Akiba, was chosen for the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Tadatoshi Akiba and other six people will receive the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia"s equivalent to the Nobel Prize, on Tuesday, Aug 31 at Manila.

On Monday, Aug 2, the organizers told that Tadatoshi Akiba was mentioned for his principled and determined leadership in a global campaign to mobilise citizens and pressure governments to create a world free from the perils of nuclear war.

Tadatoshi Akiba is a member of the Social Democratic Party and he was elected to the House of Representatives, and served from 1990 to 1999. He assumed office as mayor of Hiroshima in February, 1999, and was reelected to this position in 2003 and 2007.

Tadatoshi Akiba became active in the anti-nuclear movement as a student in the 1960s.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in 1957 in honour of the memory and leadership example of the former Philippine president who died in a plane crash.

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