Building the World

Energy and Peace: Building a Better World


Japan released doves in the sky in a ceremony on August 6, 2015 in Hiroshima, calling for “the necessity of world peace.” Image: Nevit Dilmen, 2011, wikimedia commons.

August 9, 2015. Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon urged: “I wholeheartedly join you in sounding a global rallying cry: No more Nagasakis. No more Hiroshimas.” Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led a ceremony of remembrance and resolve, on August 6, 2015, with representatives from 75 countries, including US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, proclaiming: “Seventy years on I want to reemphasize the necessity of world peace.” Mr. Abe, whose security bills face some public opposition, and Hiroshima Majoy Kazume Matusi released doves in a declaration of peace. The Atomic Energy Act, instated after the world realized the tragedy of using such energy as a weapon, in Hiroshima August 6, and Nakasaki on August 9, 1945, may offer a path to peace. Section 11. (b) “Use for Inventions for Research” and (e) (1) “Patent Compensation Board” could spur beneficial development, guided by Section 1 (a) stating that atomic energy “be directed toward improving the public welfare, increasing the standard of living, strengthening free competition in private enterprise, and promoting world peace.”

Eugene Hoshiko. “Calls to abolish nukes on Nagasaki bombing 70th anniversary.” AP: The Big Story, August 9, 2015.

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