To all the Japanese people,

Life is comparable to a spiritual drama that in retrospect can be recalled as a series of happy, sad and bitter memories. However, the Japanese, perhaps more than any other people, appear to want to forget those most unpleasant of memories as quickly as possible. And this, I believe, ultimately threatens the wellbeing of all Asians.

There are memories that, terrible as they are, must never be forgotten. War is one of them. A tremendous number of Asians went through unspeakable hardships during the Pacific War.