The World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity met in Hiroshima, Japan, August 4-5, 2001.

Knowing that the Mayor of Ashkelon, Israel (where Mordechai Vanunu is imprisoned), would be in attendance, Japanese supporters of Vanunu delivered an appeal to his hotel and held this public witness outside the conference hall on August 5.

The vigilers reported a good reaction from many international guests, and that one of them joined the protest.