It is indeed regrettable that Japan, the world’s sole victim of
atomic bombings should have voted against the UN resolution of 28
a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty
outlawing nuclear weapons. Survivers of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have
naturally expressed their anger and disappointment. Conscientious
Japanese people will all agree that it is a historic mission of Japan
to contribute to the accomplishment of true denuclearization, both
civilian and military.
The will of the majority of the Japanese people has once again been
belittled. This makes one question the governability of Japan.
We are reminded of the immoral realities of the present world.
The preset crisis the world is confronted with is neither an
economic crisis nor a monetary one. It is a crisis of
civilization. The solution requires the mobilization of human
wisdom on the widest global scale. Mankind faces a change of way of
life not only in Japan, but the entire world.
The deeply-rooted cause of this crisis is the universally prevalent
lack of ethics. It is against fundamental ethics to abuse and
exhaust natural resources that belong to future generations and leave
behind permanently poisonous nuclear waste and enormous financial
debts. It is a matter of great urgency to put an end to this
civilization based on greed.
Now is the time for us to transform it into a civilization based on
“maternal culture” that gives the supreme value to life, and not to
economy as heretofore. It can be defined as a maternal civilization
based on ethics and solidarity that respects the environment and the
interests of future generations.
Under such circumstances, it is badly needed to hold a
United Nations Ethics Summit as early as possible and to create an
“International Day for Global Ethics” that will enable all nations,
year by year, to reflect on the importance of ethics.
The will of heavens and the earth(the law of history) tells us that
immorality cannot last long. The main stream of the world has started
The shift from the current paternal civilization, based on power and
domination, to a maternal civilization, based on harmony and
solidarity, is now becoming visible with increasing female top leaders.
The retreat from the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 will start changing Japan.
It is simply immoral to continue to rely on
the false assertion that Fukushima is under control. The IOC has not
yet responded to the request
of verification coming from the civil
society. It is deplored that the departure from the spirit of the
Olympic Games is attaining its limitations due to its
excessive commercialization more and more
disclosed recently in connection with Governor Yuriko Koike’s new
initiative to reduce the Olympic expenditure.
Please allow me to count on your understanding and support.
4 November 2016
I have received many reactions to my last message.
I am sending you some of them.I am hopeful for the solidarity of civil society on a global scale to better the world.
Toward the end of the message I wrote “ The IOC has not yet responded
to the request of verification coming from the civil society. It is to
be deplored that the departure from the spirit of the Olympic Games is
attaining its limitations due to its excessive commercialization .....”
For instance, Governor Yuriko Koike is actually facing the pressure
from the IOC and the Organizing Committee to to prepare 20.000 seats at
the swimming pool in stead of 15.000 and this to secure their
earnings.Only the Olympic can mobilize as many spectators.The Japanese
public will not allow such extravagance.
Japan times of 3 November has published an article of Brian
Victoria”Japan should stay out of U.S. sailors’ lawsuit against Tepco”
which chalenges the ongoing attempt to play down and hide the
consequenses of the Fukushima nuclear accident.The support fund created
by Former Prime Minister Koizumi is approaching its goal of 1
With warmest regards,
(Former Ambassador to Switzerland)
(From a British economist)
Thank you Murata-san, it is indeed appalling that Japan opposed the UN
resolution of Oct.28th - even North Korea voted in favour! This
will go down in history as a huge mistake, with ethical and strategic.
I hope we can keep in touch.
(From Dr. Martin Vosseler,Co-Founder of IPPNW/Switzerland,Guiness record holder for crossing the Atlantic Ocean by a solar boat)
my hope is that all that - the Japanese vote against negotiations about
nuclear abolition, disastrous politicians like Trump, Erdogan, Putin,
the denial of the Fukushima catastrophe, the Olympic games in Japan
etc. are the negative reflection of the dawn of a new consciousness,
with global ethics, with responsibility for the future generations,
with respect for nature, for animals, with the growth of a maternal
civilization. Thanks so much for your midwife service catalyzing this
With warmest greetings,
(From an eminent Swiss banker)
Merci, cher ami, de cette triste communication.
Nous sommes revenus a une periode de guerre froide qui n’augure rien de bon.
Chaque jour, nous voyons que les budgets militaires des grandes puissances prennent l’ascenseur.
C’est vraiment inquietant surtout si l’on pense qu’une partie non
negligeable de ces budgets sont consacres a des armements atomiques .
Le retour a des valeurs morales serait vraiment souhaitable mais qui des grands de ce monde s’en soucie