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Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.

Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world. We pursue this through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities. These activities are carried out on a partnership basis with other civil society organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, and around the world.

Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit.

Activities based in Japan and Northeast Asia are carried out from our seven Peace Centers in Japan. Our associate organization Peace Boat US is a 501(c)3 registered organization based in New York, and we have representatives in Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East.

Please see Peace Boat’s website to learn more about our voyages, activities and projects.

You can also download a web version of the introductory pamphlet “Across Borders” here in English, Spanish or French.