To help transition Japan to a peace promoting post-carbon country while enjoying every step of the process.
僕のビジョンは、祖国日本で、平和文化を育みポストカーボン(Post-Carbon) 社会を促進してゆく事です。

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The surreal world....

I was just thinking about my connection to the greater world,
and I was reminded of how intense life has been since I left Japan for college.
I arrived to the US in 2001, just before 9/11 happened.

Since then,
I have lived in a country openly at war in various middle east countries since.
This country has been actively at war since i got here!
Well, some argue the US has always been at war with some unfortunate country.

I think to myself,
what is my connection to this war?
What is my role and responsibility in this?
It's such a bewildering event.
I never thought of war as something that still exists until i came to the US.

After years of updating myself on faraway global disasters around the world through the BBC,
like earthquakes, genocide, invasions, floods, tsunamis, food shortages, assassinations, terrorist attacks, revolutions, etc,
I found myself in Japan during a short 3 months visit,
in the midst of a devastating earthquake,
and a nuclear disaster that has alarmed nations around the globe.

It all feels surreal.
War, nuclear disaster, global climate instability, giant earthquakes,
economic collapse, political turmoil.
But, I guess thats life in the modern world.
What a world to inherit....

My current plan is to fly back to Japan to reunite with my partner in August,
and attend grad school in Tokyo to study how to nurture a culture of sustainability.
I occasionally think about how I am committing to life near an escalating nuclear disaster,
in a region that is due for a similar sized earthquake,
and designed to be a large-scale tragedy.
Sometimes it feels like I am preparing to die.
It's consoling to know that
Japan is where i would like to return to the earth.

On a slightly different note,
two heavily circulated quotes have recently captivated my mind.

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

you must be the change you wish to see in the world

That excites me.
I really feel like this is a good time to be alive.
Its time to co-create a better world,
one that fulfils our real needs.
What could be better than that?
Lets do it!


  1. keep up being positive. somebody needs to stay being positive.

  2. yeah! lets do it together so its super positive.