The President of the United States
The Honorable Joseph Biden
January 29, 2021
Dear President Biden,
Please allow me to congratulate you most heartily on your historic assumption of office as the President of the United States, after overcoming a cruelly challenging ordeal. You have reassured the whole world that American democracy remains intact in your hands.
The birth of Vice-President Kamala Harris reflects your deep understanding of the role of women who have historically been the backbone of American democracy.
I am a firm believer of the former President Obama’s vision for the World without Nuclear Weapons. Japan, having experienced nuclear disasters, both military and civilian, has a historic role to strive to achieve true denuclearization. The existence of more than 430 nuclear reactors in the world constitutes a serious security menace. These roots of catastrophe must be eliminated. This is the lesson of the Fukushima nuclear accident of 10 years ago.
In this respect, Japan will really appreciate your support for holding a UN Ethics Summit, for it is a precursor for the establishment of global ethics needed to realize the shift of the current paternal civilization based on power and domination to a maternal civilization based on ethics and harmony.
The Covid-19 crisis is seriously worsening world-wide. Japan needs to be liberated as soon as possible from the heavy financial burden related to the Tokyo Olympic Games which seems increasingly incompatible with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The world is confronted with the crisis of civilization.
The whole world is pinning hopes on your historic role to safeguard democracy and introduce a new civilization based on ethics and solidarity, respecting the environment and the interests of future generations.
I wish you great success and the best of health in your noble mission.
With highest and warmest regards,
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland