July 13, 2015

Dear Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

I am sending you a copy of my letter addressed to Pope Francis.

In this letter I expressed my hope for the continued cooperation between President Obama and Pope Francis to realize a “World without Nuclear Weapons”, pointing out that a UN Ethics Summit marks the beginning of it. I also informed him of increasing international support for it.

Fukushima is no longer merely a Japanese problem. It is also a global problem. The Tokyo Olympic Games clearly prove that Japan is not consecrating maximum efforts to bring the Fukushima accident under control.
My request addressed to President Thomas Bach to reassess the safety of Tokyo is overshadowed by the new urgent need to verify the safety of the whole Japan, threatened as it is by the worsening situation emanating from the molten fuel rods, suspected to be widely disseminating neutron and tritium radiation.

The global environment continues to suffer seriously from unstoppable radioactive contamination. The international cooperation to cope with this, the necessity of which is admitted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has not yet been concretized as yet. The lack of the sense of crisis prevails worldwide, helped by the Tokyo Olympic Games. All of this amply justifies the expanding plea among conscientious Japanese citizens for an honorable retreat from the Olympics for the sake of adequately coping with Fukushima.
I surmise that this is the solution that satisfies the IOC in that it is unable to confirm the safety of Tokyo and, because of this, is increasingly becoming the target of criticism.

Please allow me to count on your understanding and support. I dare to hope that the attached letter will be transmitted to President Obama.

With highest and warmest regards,

Mitsuhei Murata


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