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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.
Oceania Fiji, New Zealand , Australia, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa,
Papua New Guinea, Palau, Micronesia

New Zealand
■Area      268,680 km2
■Population  4,143,279 (2006 census)
■Capital    Wellington
■Ethnic groups European 67.6%, Maori 14.6%, other Polynesian 6.5%, Asian 9.2%

New Zealand

The Stone for Peace was accepted by Prime Minister James Bolger at the National Museum in Wellington. Among those attending the presentation ceremony were the ambassador of Japan, the curator of the museum and senior Foreign Ministry officials.

■Area      7,741,220 km2
■Population  19,855,288 (2006 census)
■Capital    Canberra
■Ethnic groups European 92%, Asian 6%, Aboriginal 2%

Australia The ceremony was held at the Embassy of Australia in Tokyo where Ambassador Frederick Rawdon Dalrymple accepted the Stone for Peace on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.

■Area      2,831 km2
■Population  185,000 (July 2005 estimate)
■Capital    Apia
■Ethnic groups Samoan 92.6%, Euronesian (mixed European and Polynesian) 7%, European 0.4%


The donation ceremony was held at Hotel Okura in Tokyo on the occasion of an offcial visit by Prime Minister Tofilau Eti Alesana. Alos attending the event were ambassadors of Oceanian countries.

■Area      459 km2
■Population  20,842 (July 2007 estimate)
■Capital    Melekeok
■Ethnic groups Palauans are Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian elements

Palau The donation ceremony was held on the sidelines of the 30th South Pacific Forum meeting hosted by Palau on the island of Peleliu, one of some 200 islands in Palau. It was honored by the attendance of the presidents of SPF member countries such as Kiribati and the Republic of Marshall Islands. Palau President Kuniwo Nakamura accepted the Stone for Peace at a special monument constructed to house the Stone.

■Area      702 km2
■Population  108,000 (July 2006 estimate)
■Capital    Palikir
■Ethnic groups Nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups


The ceremony was held in Palikir, the capital of Micronesia located on the island of Pohnpei among hundreds of small islands divided in seven territories. President Joseph Urusemal and Cabinet members attended the ceremony.

The Americas
Middle East