On Japan’s new Pacifism: Questions —

POETRY FORMAT, 12 Oct 2015

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

The mass media say that, in Japan, pacifism is being rethought.
What kind of perspective/government policy is being sought?

In Japanese culture, isn’t Peace still deep-seated?
Now, how is opposition to war/violence being treated?

Constitutionally, what will the major transformation be?
A Nonkilling Japanese policy will the world no longer see?

Let’s hope Japan’s position will honor its global co-responsibility to
nurture peace.

May its government do its best for all efforts of peace-sustaining never to
cease.
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Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, Associação Brasil América (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.

 

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