Aye – エイ

Hallo all! My name is Aye and I am a Myanmarian student studying in Japan. I’d like to talk briefly about my thoughts on disarmament prior to getting caught up in all of the Conference activity. A political system such as the one found in my homeland of Myanmar leads one to ask “Exactly what is the military for?” Most people think of the military as the force that protects the country and goes to war. But, in Myanmar half of all public officials are members of the armed forces. It has been this way since I was child. For this reason, I feel that the military plays a very important and necessary role in Myanmar distinct from other countries.
When I first heard about “disarmament”, I didn’t wholly understand its meaning. After much debate with my classmates, I began to understand the importance of disarmament, especially in a global context. I’ve since taken a personal interest in the issue of disarmament and have learned much on the topic. I am truly looking forward to hearing the opinions of the distinguished participants at the 24th annual UN Conference on Disarmament Issues.

Your student blogger,






24th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues – 国連軍縮会議

Hello all! Welcome and we hope you are doing well! Firstly, we’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves as your faithful Conference bloggers. Vincent is a Malaysian student who is studying in Japan; Aye is a Myanmarian student studying in Japan; and Shoko is from Japan. We’ll all be reporting from Shizuoka and can’t wait for the 24th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues to start! As this will be our first time attending such an event, we are looking forward to learning as much as possible while sharing our different experiences and perspectives at the Conference with all of you. See you guys around!

Your student bloggers,
Vincent, Aye and Shoko