April 29, 1984
WORLD CITIZEN HEADS FOR TOKYO
WASHINGTON, D.C. - World Citizen Garry Davis, founder of the World Government of World Citizens and a world presidential candidate since September 4, left this morning on Northwest Orient flight 003 for Japan taking only his World Service Authority passport as travel document. He arrives April 29 at 4 p.m. at Tokyo International Airport.
He carries with him two honorary World Passports for Mayors Takeshi Araki and Hitoshi Honjima of Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively, co-chairpersons of the World Mondialization Committee.
"My trip is part pilgrimage, part election campaign," Davis said before his departure. "As a former B-17 bomber pilot who helped wipe out German cities, I feel a kinship with the citizens of the only two cities whose destruction symbolize today a potential global nuclear holocaust. That dreadful heritage must give rise to a worldwide crusade for peace through law. I will ask the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as other Japanese citizens to register as World Citizens, then exercise a world franchise sanctioned by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by voting for me as world president."
Davis has been invited to address peace activists from the Japan Congress Against A- And H-Bombs as well as the International Association of Educators for World Peace at Hirosaki University under the direction of Takashi Hanada, professor of Education.
World Ballots have been printed in English and Japanese by the World Service Authority. A World Election Commission is being formed of leaders in the world citizen field.
"No national candidate for public office has a program for world peace," said Davis. "I am the only real world peace candidate."