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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.
Asia Philippines, Sri Lanka,Pakistan, Myanmar, Mongolia,Brunei,
India, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh,
Indonesia, Thailand, Lao, Viet Nam, Singapore, East Timor

■Area      300 000 km2
■Population  76,504,077 (2000 census)
■Capital    Manila
■Ethnic groups Malay, Chinese

Philippines The ceremony was held at Rizal Park in Manila on the day when Senator Benigno Aquino was assassinated eight years back. The event was timed with the day in response to President Corazon Aquino's earnest request. Mr. Alfredo Bengzon, minister of health and welfare in charge of peace-related issues, received the Stone for Peace on behalf of the president. Among participants were the ambassador of Japan, Cabinet members and children.

■Area      676,578 km2
■Population  50,519,000 (July 2005 estimate)
■Capital    Naypyidaw
■Ethnic groups Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Mon 2%, Indian 2%, other 5%

Myanmar The presentation ceremony sponsored by the government lasted for three days, starting with a welcome parade on the day of the delegation’s arrival at the airport. The ceremony was performed in a festive manner where the Stone for Peace was handed to then Maj.-Gen. Khin Nyunt, Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. The ceremony was grand with most Cabinet members, the mayor of Yangon and other officials and diplomatic corps including the ambassador of Japan attending.

■Area      1,919,440 km2
■Population  234,693,997 (July 2007 estimate)
■Capital    Jakarta
■Ethnic groups Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, others 26%

Indonesia The ceremony was held at the Embassy of Indonesia in Tokyo where Ambassador Poedji Koentarso accepted the Stone for Peace on behalf of President Soeharto.

■Area      514,000 km2
■Population  62,828, 706 (Dec 2006 estimate)
■Capital    Bangkok
■Ethnic groups Thai 89%, other 11%

Thailand The ceremony was held at the Embassy of Thailand in Tokyo where Ambassador Chawat Arthayukti accepted the Stone for Peace on behalf of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

East Timor
■Area      14,874km2
(Equals the total area of Tokyo Metropolis, Chiba Pre., Saitama Pref. and Kanagawa Pref.)
■Population  1,172,390 (2012, World Bank)
■Capital    Dili
■Ethnic groups Majority is mixed Malayo-Polynesian and Melanesian/Papuan descent. The largest Malayo-Polynesian ethnic groups are the Tetum.

East Timor On Friday 14 of February, a handover ceremony of the Stone for Peace was held at the Presidential Office, where the Stone was donated to the President Mr. Taur Matan Ruak under a solemn atmosphere. The attendees were more than 50 people including Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Hanada, the administration officials, Minister of U.S., Ambassadors of Thailand, Malaysia and other countries and international activists. The local media dealt this event largely.
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