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Countries whith have accepted the "Stone for Peace"
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The Stone for Peace has been accepted by more than 100 countries around the world as a messenger appealing for world peace. The Stones are on display at museums or parks where they can easily catch people’s attention.
The Americas/Caribbean Peru, El Salvador,Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala,Panama,Chile,
Venezuela, Nicaragua, Dominica, Argentine, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Uruguay
, Jamaica

■Area      1,285,220 km2
■Population  27,219,266 (2005 census)
■Capital    Lima
■Ethnic groups  Indigenous (45%), mixed background ("mestizo") (37%), European (15%), African, Japanese, Chinese, and other (3%)

Peru The Stone for Peace was first accepted on August 6, 1991, the memorial day of the 1945 atomic bombing in Hiroshima, by then Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. The presentation ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace in Lima with the attendance of the ministers of foreign affairs, interior, education and economy, other Cabinet members, the chairman of the Japanese Peruvian Association, and A-bomb victims living in Peru, among other people.

■Area      256,370 km2
■Population  13,850,000 (July 2005 estimate)
■Capital    Quito
■Ethnic groups Indigenous 25%, mestizo (mixed Indian and Spanish) 65%, Caucasian and others 7%, African 3%.

Ecuador The ceremony was held at the National Library in the complex of the National Cultural Center in Quito, meeting our request to place the Stone for Peace at a public place. Attending the event were Foreign Minister Diego Cordovez, the director of the National Cultural Center, a counselor of the Embassy of Japan and many people involved in education or cultural promotion.

■Area      1,972,550 km2
■Population  103,263,388 (2005 census)
■Capital    Mexico City
■Ethnic groups  Indian-Spanish (mestizo) 60%, Indian 30%, Caucasian 9%, other 1%


President Carlos Salinas de Gortari chose Tlatelolco square in Mexico City as the venue of the ceremony where the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America was signed in 1967. The grand event was attended by Foreign Minister Fernando Solana Morales, the ambassador of Japan, a delegation of Japanese economic organizations and others along with the president.

■Area      129,494 km2
■Population  5,142,098 (2005 census)
■Capital    Managua
■Ethnic groups Mestizo (mixed European and indigenous) 69%, white 17%, black (Jamaican origin) 9%, indigenous 5


The Stone for Peace was put up on a concrete monument at a newly built Peace Park in the center of Managua. Most Cabinet members, the ambassador of Japan and other dignitaries attended the presentation ceremony along with President Jose Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo. The ceremony received so much media attention.

■Area      110,861 km2
■Population  11,177,743 (2002 census)
■Capital    Havana
■Ethnic groups Ethnic groups: 51% mulatto, 37% white, 11% black, 1% Chinese (according to Cuban census data)

Cuba The ceremony was held at the Asian House in Havana where a huge collection of articles or gifts from Asian countries is exhibited. Commander Jesus Montane Oropesa, President Fidel Castro’s adjutant commander in chief, attended the ceremony on behalf of the president. Among other participants were the ambassador of Japan, seninor government officials and peace activists.

■Area      1,141,748 km2
■Population  42,888,592 (2005 census)
■Capital    Bogota
■Ethnic groups Mestizo (58%), white (20%), mulatto (14%), black (4%), mixed black-Amerindian (3%) and Amerindian (1%)

Colombia Strict security precautions added a stately atmosphere to the ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Bogota. In addition to President Misael Pastrana Borrero, the ambassador of Japan, Cabinet members, and senior government officials attended.

Costa Rica
■Area      51,100 km2
■Population  4,328,000 (2005 estimate)
■Capital    San Jose
■Ethnic groups European and some mestizo 94%, African origin 3%, Chinese 1%, Amerindian 1%, other 1%

Costa Rica

The ceremony was held at the Presidential Office in San Jose, the capital known as a demilitarized city and home to the International Peace University.? President Miguel Angel Rodriguez accepted the Stone for Peace at his office in the presence of the ambassador of Japan, a few presidential aides and ministers.

■Area      176,215 km2
■Population  3,399,237 (2002 census)
■Capital    Montevideo
■Ethnic groups European descent 93%, African descent 6%, mestizo 1%

Uruguay President Jorge Batlle Ibanez accepted the Stone for Peace at the congress hall in Montevideo where the public has access to see the Stone. The ambassador of Japan, many Cabinet members and other high officials attended the ceremony.

■Area      10,991  km2
■Population  2,673,800 (2006 est.)
■Capital    Kingston
■Ethnic groups  African 90.9%, East Indian 1.3%, Chinese 0.2%, White 0.2%, mixed 7.3%, other 0.1%


Stone for Peace donated to Jamaica Governor- General Kenneth Hall at King’s House. Also attending the donation ceremony were Jamaican House Speaker Delroy Chuck, Japanese Ambassader Masahiro Obata and other key figures of the relevant ministries.
The stone will be placed at the sculpture park at University of Technology, JamaicaGovernor-General Hall said.

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