Akira Kawasaki is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tokyo-based nongovernmental organization Peace Boat. He also serves on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Since 2008, Kawasaki has coordinated “Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat's Hibakusha Project,” in which atomic bomb survivors travel the world to share their stories. In 2009 and 2010, he was an advisor to the cochairs of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. He lectures at Rikkyo University in Tokyo and writes frequently for Japanese newspapers and for peace and disarmament journals.