Citizen group aims to nominate Nuchi du Takara for Nobel Peace Prize

Citizen group aims to nominate <em>Nuchi du Takara</em> for Nobel Peace Prize

On December 23, a preparatory meeting to set up an executive committee that will push to get the idea of 'Nuchi du Takara' recognized by the Nobel Peace Prize was held in Naha.

December 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 23, a meeting was held in Naha to set up the Nuchi du Takara Society (tentative). The society will work towards getting the concept of ‘Nuchi du Takara’ nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nuchi du Takara is Okinawan dialect for ‘life is a treasure’. The Cornerstone of Peace in Itoman is a monument to this idea. The committee will be set up by June 23, 2015. It aims to spread the idea of Nuchi du Takara to the world. Members of the committee hope that Okinawan people, who have inherited this pacifism idea, will be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Masaie Ishihara, an emeritus professor at Okinawa International University who took part in the meeting, said, “There is no other monument in the world that inscribes names of war victims without discriminating between allies and foes.”
The members invite peace activist groups and individuals in Okinawa to take part in the Nuchi du Takara Society.

Kenta Higa said, “By making the Cornerstone of Peace the backbone of the movement, we should be able to carry on the memory of people who lost in the war.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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