Tokyo, 7 January, 2016
Dear Ambassador Caroline Kennedy,
I am sending you my plea for President Obama’s new initiative in favor of a United Nations Ethics Summit.
As you know, I believe in President Obama’s historic role of generating
and promoting an international stream of maternal culture whose
characteristics are harmony and solidarity.
History has proven that paternal culture whose characteristics are
competition and confrontation leads to catastrophies, bringing about
militarism, terrorism and dictatorships. Herein lies the necessity of
the shift from the actual paternal civilization to a maternal one.
In the deepening crisis of the world, the lack of ethics and morals is
universally prevalent. The most dangerous example concerns the
Fukushima nuclear accident. It goes without saying that the restart of
nuclear reactors and the export of nuclear technology before finding
out the causes of the accident are simply immoral and irresponsible.
The international community will not allow the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020
to take place in view of the deteriorating situation in Fukushima. The
health of hundreds of thousands eventual visitors is at stake. I am
convinced that President Obama will understand the dangerous
implications of this problem.
Please convey my warmest greetings to President Obama.
With highest and warmest regards,
A plea for President Obama’s new initiative in favor of a United Nations Ethics Summit
2016, 1, 7
President Obama’s vision for the World without Nuclear Weapons is in
need of his new initiative in favor of a United Nations Ethics Summit.
・We need to bear in mind that the lack of ethics and responsibility is
inherent in the use of nuclear energy. This is shown by the problem of
the disposal of nuclear waste and the risks of nuclear weapons. The
deeply-rooted cause of the crisis confronting mankind is the
universally prevalent lack of ethics.
・The world has much to learn from Japan’s experience. We need a new
international system that obliges all the governments struck by a
nuclear disaster to dedicate maximum efforts to solve the crisis and to
mobilize human wisdom on the widest possible scope.
・Fukushima has shown that the existence of a nuclear reactor itself
constitutes a security problem. Consequently, it is necessary to
strengthen international control over the safety of about 440 reactors
in the world. Moreover, we should establish international control over
the nuclear policies of those countries concerned and their systems of
・A new international system is needed to minimize the consequences of
nuclear accidents. Fukushima is revealing the limitations of a
government facing a national crisis, its longevity being but of several
years. Nuclear accidents have shown necessity of coping with
their consequences semi- permanently.
・There is an interdependent relationship between global ethics,
maternal civilization, and true denuclearization, both civilian and
military. The UN Ethics Summit is its necessary precursor.
・Ｔhe UN Ethics Summit is the beginning of the establishment of a global ethical system.