Today, we are directly facing many serious problems such as the crises of global scale environmental destruction, poverty and famine in developing countries, and wars and conflicts. Bringing to life the pacifist ideals of the Constitution of Japan, a new collaborative framework striving for the improvement of the global environment and society is presented. This book proposes to establish a national ideal for Japan and other countries of the world to become a “non-egoistic nation”, or specifically, a “Nation for International Peace and the Environment”.
Preface to English Edition
Preface to Japanese Edition
I. The Constitutional Debate That Will Determine Japan's Future
Chapter 1 Can We Protect the Peace Without Military Force?
Chapter 2 Arguments for and against Constitutional Revision
II. Know the Present State of the Global Environment and Human Society
Chapter 1 Know the Present State of the Environmental Problems
Chapter 2 Population, Food Supply, Water, Energy, and Nuclear Power Problems
Chapter 3 Considering Conflicts and Wars of the 21st Century
III. How Can We Overcome This Crisis?
Chapter 1 What Is the Fundamental Cause of the Crisis Situation?
Chapter 2 Considering the Future of This Nation
Chapter 3 Overcoming National Egoism
Proposal for the Japanese People
─Everyone, Let Us Raise an Ideal for the Nation
─Now, What Should I Do?
Proposal─For the People All Over the World