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
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.
may be that all people actually have the same desires.
want a happy and spiritually rich life;
harbor a fervent hope for a peaceful society.....
Furthermore, doesn't a "gentle heart"
loves all living things dwell deep within any person?
light, like the sun, which constantly pours the strength
live in all things,shines brightly upon darkness,
warm breath into frozen hearts,
the hard walls that create estrangement
has the strength to bring people together as one.
surely must shine quietly within you as well.
Please first let that sun rise from you.
the sake of your enrichment and happiness,
shine upon the people around you and the environment,
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
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.
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
Barnard College, entered the Political Science faculty
of Columbia University, New York, where she graduated in
International Politics at the East Asian Institute.
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.
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.
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 outstanding
international 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
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.
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 countries.
1991, promoted the International Symposium as
Total Life Movement worldwide, based on the New
fork Office as her headquarters.
1993, started a movement for human renaissance
based on "Way of Life," in contrast to "Way of
Power." This is called, the "Total Life
1994, started organizing "Following The Sun"
1996, Invited to visit the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea (North Korea) for one month as
a guest of state.
April 1997, As a result of the publication of
"The Structure of the Global 'Underworld' Power
and the Course of Humanity," begins lecturing
February 1998, Visits Iraq to head off the U.S.
military's air-bombing of Iraq.
March 1998, Received invitations as a guest of
state from the governments of North and South