Pandemic and Olympic: Message from Murata-san


Our correspondent from Japan, Hon. M. Murata, former Ambassador, sent us a cogent message in response to a note from me:

Ralph Fucetola JD
Tue, Mar 24, 12:18 PM
to mitsu, Rima

Dear Murata-san,

We just heard, with mixed feelings, of the temporary postponement of the Olympics. Surely holding the games in a radioactive environment during a pandemic would have been an invitation for disaster.

We would appreciate your comments to share with Open Source Truth.

Dr. Rima and I have created a special page at OST about the pandemic. It is here:




Wed, Mar 25, 2:10 AM (3 days ago)
to me


A friend in India has sent me the following message.

“The Corona Virus pandemic is a message to humankind to change course while there is time.”

I fully agree with him. We are faced with the crisis, not of the economy nor of the finance, but of the civilization.

The Corona Virus seems to have started the changing course of the world in accordance with the law of history that does not allow immorality to last indefinitely.

The shift of top priority from economy to life. This is the very lesson, already forgotten, of the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The dawning shift of civilization from the current paternal civilization based on power and domination to a maternal civilization based on ethics and solidarity. This change will benefit the weak and the poor. Women are expected to increase and strengthen their role.

As regards, the Tokyo Olympic Games, postponed for a year or so, we cannot and should not ignore the existing Fukushima radioactive dangers. It is immoral and irresponsible.

We should not forget the present and actual dangers in Fukushima. Natural disasters could at any moment make them take shape, and thus once again stand in the way of the Olympics.

With warmest regards,

Mitsuhei Murata

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