January 15, 2018 (Mainichi Japan)
ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn (Mainichi) HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The leader of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won last year's Nobel Peace Prize, has been denied a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese nongovernmental organization Peace Boat said Monday.
ICAN asked the Japanese government twice since late December to arrange a meeting between Abe and Executive Director Beatrice Fihn during her ongoing visit to Japan, but the Foreign Ministry declined the request, citing a scheduling conflict, according to Peace Boat, a major steering group member of the Geneva-based organization.
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