For many years I have been convinced "The
World is One,The Spirit of Humanity is One." I have made it my life
mission to bring this truth to fruition. I have visited 168
countries and met with people of every culture,creed and ideology.
In these meetings I have found confirmation that people everywhere
share the same aspirations; that humanity has the ability and will
to reclaim our common spiritual heritage; and that when we do so, we
can indeed achieve the age-old dream of world unity.
Today we live an era of economic warfare.
As a Japanese, I feel very strongly that we must overcome the
communications gap and work to eliminate both trade friction and the
cultural friction which underlines it, as individuals no less than
from corporate and national standpoints. In fulfilling this moral
obligation, we can also play an important role in bringing the
entire world together.
The International Affairs Institute for
World Peace has office in Tokyo. This serves as base to keep abreast
of developments in all parts of the world. The human contacts that
result are strengthened through lectures, books and articles,
television appearances, international seminars and symposia. Another
important part of the Institute's work is to function as a
consultant to countries and corporations. Many world leaders are
enthusiastic participants in this program.
I believe that, if we are to survive, the
world must learn to transcend differences of race, religion and
politics. It is a momentous task, because it is one we must all work
together for as individuals. We can only create Utopia on this Earth
by each one of us retracing our spiritual roots and rediscovering
the rich treasure of humanity within us.
For myself, I believe there is no worthier or more pressing goal.
That is the reason I established "Taiyo no Kai" (Following the Sun
Association), and will continue to strive for world peace and unity.
It may be
that all people actually have the same desires.
They want a
happy and spiritually rich life;
they harbor a
fervent hope for a peaceful society.....
doesn't a "gentle heart"
all living things dwell deep within any person?
like the sun, which constantly pours the strength
to live in
all things,shines brightly upon darkness,
breath into frozen hearts,
hard walls that create estrangement
and has the
strength to bring people together as one.
must shine quietly within you as well.
let that sun rise from you.
For the sake
of your enrichment and happiness,
to shine upon
the people around you and the environment,
and to fill
the world with warmth.....
Now is the time to take
flight toward a new age
will soon be welcoming the dawn of a new age. The various values we have
long believed in and the social mechanisms we had depended upon as a
matter of course are breaking down one after another now. This is one
indication that the world is changing greatly.
The path of humanity
is shifting greatly away from a society that had heretofore been
controlled by financial and political power, toward a society in which
the spirit of peace and benevolence has taken root. To me this kind of
age can be summarized as one whose motto is "shifting from the path of
power, to the path of life." The 21st century should be an age in which
everyone recaptures the radiance of their hearts and lives experiencing
Through visiting countries around the world as an
international political commentator and talking to many leaders
directly, I have come to realize that, in spite of the differences in
their circumstances and positions, in their heart of hearts all people
share the hope for peace.
True world peace is
not something created by the ruler or president of one country. It will
be realized for the first time when the hope for peace lives in the
heart of every one of us living on earth.
formed "Taiyo no Kai" (Following the Sun Association) to strive for the
revival of the human being, so that we can welcome a 21st century in
which all people will live spiritually rich lives. I chose this name
because of my heartfelt wish that with a "gentle heart" that is
harmonious like the sun everyone will rise to work together toward
achieving world peace.
It is sure to be a
tremendous force if every one of us becomes an angel of light, and
together we pray for peace and send a message filled with love to all
corners of the world. Let us please spread the circle of light together
and shine upon the whole world with a gentle heart.
After Barnard College, entered the Political
Science faculty of Columbia University, New
York, where she graduated in International
Politics at the East Asian Institute.
Based on this experience, she went on to
pursue her goal of "personal diplomacy"
through intense meetings and discussions
with many of the world's most influential
figures, among them President Reagan of the
United States, Presidents Sadat and Mubarak
of Egypt, King Hussein of Jordan, Prime
Minister Gandhi and many more.
As a producer and interviewer who, over the
past 20 years, has introduced over 200 world
figures from Presidents and royalty to
leaders in every sphere of activity, Kaoru
Nakamaru has earned herself a unique
reputation among the Japanese viewing
public, and made a major contribution to
internationalizing Japanese attitudes.
In its 1973 TV special edition,
Newsweek acclaimed Mrs. Nakamaru
"The world's no.1 interviewer,"
while the Washington Post praised
her as "A person of the times, whose
sensitivity makes her an invaluable
asset on the world scene."
AIso in 1973, King Hussein of
Jordan, in recognition of her
contribution to world peace through
personal diplomacy, awarded her the
Decoration of Independence.
From 1974, Mrs. Nakamaru has been a
member of the council of the
Japanese Ministry of Industry
(MITI), and from 1980, also a
consultant to the Foreign Ministry.
From December 1984, Mrs. Nakamaru's
interview documentary program
"Following the Sun" began to appear
every Sunday on America's PBS
(Public Broadcasting System) which
with its high standards and
300-station nationwide network, is
one of the most prestigious
television services in the world.
On May 23, 1989, held the first
International Symposium for World
Peace in New York and hosted a Press
Conference at the United Nations
attended by representatives from 100
In 1991, promoted the International
Symposium as Total Life Movement
worldwide, based on the New fork
Office as her headquarters.
In 1993, started a movement for
human renaissance based on "Way of
Life," in contrast to "Way of
Power." This is called, the "Total
In 1994, started organizing
"Following The Sun" Association
In 1996, Invited to visit the
Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (North Korea) for one month as
a guest of state.
In April 1997, As a result of the
publication of "The Structure of the
Global 'Underworld' Power and the
Course of Humanity," begins
lecturing throughout Japan.
In February 1998, Visits Iraq to
head off the U.S. military's
air-bombing of Iraq.
In March 1998, Received invitations
as a guest of state from the
governments of North and South