The following is an epistolary regarding environmentalism in Japan.
How have you been?
I heard about the tragedies you survived after the industrial revolution of the 1960’s. I am amazed that you managed to push on after the Ashio Copper Mine leak, cadmium and mercury exposures in the Toyama and Kumamoto prefectures, even Fukushima Daiichi. If anyone is able to stand proudly on two feet after falling down it is you. You inspire me to create a better world for my children some day, and to leave this planet better than I found it. You have undeniable soul; sharing water, fish, and air amongst people and government. I wonder, does the island bring people together? What is it that makes people demand a better environment?
Thank you for listening.
Daughter of Nature
Often times humankind is at the mercy of nature in delicate situations like tsunami or air pollution. I believe respect for this planet and posterity will lead to a healthier global environment. I hope to open dialogue on patriotism and environmentalism through this topic.