Michelle Fujii

Program Assistant, Nuclear Disarmament & Pentagon Spending

Michelle Fujii

Michelle is the program assistant for nuclear disarmament and Pentagon spending. She works with grassroots activists, coalition partners, and members of Congress to advocate for cuts in Pentagon spending and make nuclear disarmament a legislative priority. She also maintains the Nuclear Calendar, which FCNL has published for more than a decade.

Previously, Michelle worked as a litigation paralegal at a law firm focused on workplace fairness and employee rights. She graduated from Antioch College, where she designed her B.A. titled interdisciplinary studies in ecology, culture, and politics with language focuses in Japanese and Spanish.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she also interned at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University and spent six months in Buenos Aires, Argentina researching municipal and non-governmental efforts to increase public green spaces and combat climate change. Michelle is originally from Kobe, Japan.

Articles by Michelle Fujii

Update The Environmental Cost of War and Armed Conflict 

The United Nations recognizes November 6 as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. It is a day to acknowledge the devastation inflicted upon communities and ecosystems by endless war and the role that the climate crisis plays in fueling conflict around the world.

Update What Does the Nuclear Weapons Ban Mean for the U.S.? 

October 24 is United Nations Day and a good time to remember that nuclear disarmament has always been at the heart of the United Nations mission.

Update 75 Years Later, It's Time to Call for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 

I am alive today because my grandmother grew up in Shiga, Japan instead of her mother’s home of Hiroshima. I am alive today because my grandfather happened to be away from his Nagasaki school visiting family in Kyoto on Aug. 9, 1945. My family—those who were not killed by the U.S. atomic bombings—collectively survived not one but two nuclear weapon attacks, the only ones in history.