Today under a grey sky and wet grounds the monthly demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy took place again.Petition 214, "Silence of consent", was delivered to the Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
His Excellency Yoshihiko Noda
Prime Minister of Japan
The Hague, September 11,2012.
Subject: Silence lends consent
It appears that the proverb "Silence lends consent" is applicable to Japan in respect of our desire to aim for an honorable solution. After more than 200 petitions, suggesting that we should get together in order to resolve our difference of opinion, there is a deafening silence and no movement on Japan's part.Let us try to move. The window of opportunity is there. Opening that window would improve Japan's international position greatly.
The Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts is established as a nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 1996. As such it has the opportunity to question Japan's status on Human Rights at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. In the Universal Periodic Review we have urged the Human Rights Council to advise Japan to come forward with an honorable settlement of its moral obligations.
The Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts indicated many times over that it is prepared to establish an honorable settlement which for both Japan and the Foundation is final. Thus ensuring that events of the past does not burden Japan's youth nor the children of our members. A very generous suggestion on behalf of the members of the Foundation, as the traumas caused by the Japanese military contimue to trouble them severely.
We strongly recommend that you as a nation do not remain silent as the proverb "silence lends consent" suggests.
On behalf of the Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts,
J.F. van Wagtendonk
I have a definition for Silence and I had to write them down,
Sure steps towards a Silent Mind:
One maxim of self development; I sense is true, is that the way out of any stressful situation is to "go through it."
Silence can "see" a troubled thought for what it is in reality.
A Silent Mind, requires nothing more than to just deal with it, once the discovery is made, and taken care of, it will fade away.
A Silent Mind cannot resolve the problems and it cannot escape it. If left unattended, it becomes a machine that constructs a false self.
Japan what do you exactly gain by practicing Silence? This Silence cannot be helpful to practice the truth. Your silence over the last 67 years lends to integrity to speech.
Break your Silence it will play an important role in helping Japan and it will show that Japan has a Heart.
Our hearts were broken 67 years ago, please repair our hearts.Make our tears go away and change our tears into hearts.What is so difficult about that?
Remember the song from Bob Marley.
One Love, One Heart, Lets get together and feel all right. Its about, hear the children crying, etc.
This song expressed by all people for all people, regardless of race, creed or color.
Their time was passed in living hell
With no food to eat
No shoes upon their feet
No chance for freedom dear
Only the guarantee of death
Which hovered ever near
With captors brutal all around and one breath at a time
They left their stamp on history, with bravery so sublime.
History is like a haze wrapped in the past,
But memories will forever last,
But love and understanding it can be,
Nothing in the world is free.
If you allow it to control
It will always has a hold
No peace of mind, is a dreadful thing,
The basic needs of life is love
On that you build, far and above
Take heart and mind, contentment and peace
Japan you will find it will be your release.
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