COVID, Fukushima and the Atomic Olympics

We have Received an Important
Update from our Correspondent in Tokyo

Subject: Message to President Thomas Bach of the IOC [International Olympic Committee]
Date: 05:10 AM EDT, 07/26/20
From: “mitsu”

Dear Friends,

I am sending you my message sent to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

With warmest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland

(My message to President Bach)

Dear President Thomas Bach,

An outstanding Indian statesman, an old friend of mine, has sent me the link to a brief editorial in “The Indian Express” dated July 25th, on the occasion of what would have been the first weekend of the Tokyo Games. The editorial is headed, “Dreams laid low”. Its gist is as follows.

<With the COVID vaccine not expected to be ready for mass distribution by next summer, it will be difficult for Japan to guarantee the safety of the Olympians. The decision-makers are walking a tight-rope. While a cancellation is heart-breaking for the athletes, a sporting event, however grand, can’t be worth staging if it is a risk to human life.>

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/olympics-2020-tokyo-covid-19-6522086/

In Japan, the Corona crisis is seriously aggravating in Tokyo with the arrival of the second wave. On March 17,Honorary Professor of Tokyo University Tatsuhiko Kodama warned the Japanese on television that a part of Tokyo, Shiunjuku Ward with 350 thousand inhabitants, could have become an epicenter of Coronavirus, giving birth to a newly mutated covid-19. He pleaded for immediately carrying out PDR tests for all the inhabitants of the Shinjuku Ward. To this day, his pleading remains unattended to!

Japanese civil society is convinced that the abnormal attachment to holding the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games still constitutes the insurmountable obstacle. The whole world is now awakened to the fact that this is contrary to the spirit of the Olympic Charter.

I am convinced that you realize the gravity of the present situation for the future of the Olympic Games.

With highest and warmest regards,
MItsuhei Murata
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland

And Further this from Murata-san:

Dear Friends,

I am sending you my personal message addressed to President Thomas Bach of the IOC.

With warmest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata

(My message sent out on July 29)

Dear President Thomas Bach,

This mail is personal.

I am sending you links that will help you to visualize the mounting criticism against the Tokyo Olympic Games. Just a glance at each will suffice to grasp the worsening image of the Olympic Games both in Japan and abroad.

https://twitter.com/demokyoto/status/1286643761494122496

http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/?q=node/2513

http://www.opensourcetruth.com/covid-fukushima-and-the-atomic-olympics/

With highest and warmest regards,

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland

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