The Japan Times reports on July 18,2018,“12 dead, nearly 10,000 taken to hospitals last week as ongoing heat wave engulfs Japan.Temperatures soared to more than 35 C, with cities in central Japan seeing the highest levels this year at about 40 C, the weather agency said.”
In this connection,a most popular television program refered to the practical impossibility of organizing in July~August 40 kilometres marathon competion of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. And this,in addition to the potential dangers emanating from earthquakes, flooding,volcano eruptions,landslides.It is difficult to find any justification for the IOC to avoid taking up the safety problem of theTokyo Olympic Games 2020.
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has recently joined hands with the President of the Liberal Party,Ichiro Ozawa, a most influential statesman actually placed in the shade by the main stream. It can be regarded as the first step toward correcting the huge mistake of having built more than 50 nuclear reactors in Japan full of above-mentioned dangers.
With warmest regards,
Former Ambassador to Switzerland
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