July 2nd, 2014.
Yesterday, we had very much disappointing news. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved changes to Japan’s postwar security policy that could lead to the Self-Defense Forces’ use of military force in overseas battles.
Though IPW is not political movement, I just wanted to express my opinion against his approval, because it may give serious adverse effects on our international collaboration. IPW totally depends on relationship of mutual trust with participants around the world. The way of the Cabinet is totally opposite from our way. We just want to make international contribution by peaceful way with utilizing our skill and knowledge. I hope that our peaceful collaboration would not be damaged, despite this stupid behavior of the politician.
Shige Takada, coordinator of IPW.