From Japan for Humanity: A Tribute to Dr. Hideo Tsuchiyama

POETRY FORMAT, 11 Sep 2017

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

To atomic radiation he was exposed
The Nagasaki Peace Movement he eloquently proposed

As a medical student, A Bomb victims he helped to treat:
he served  the Nagasaki community with extraordinary dignity

In world history, as a Dignifier his name will remain
As inspirer of the Nagasaki Peace Declaration he will always deserve acclaim

Among the very few true world heroes, his name will always be
His life was a lesson from JAPAN in how to serve HUMANITY

For Dr. Tsuchiyama´s soul let’s humbly pray
for a PEACEbuilder who showed us the way

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 ( He can be reached at

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