The twenty-three minute ceremony aboard the deck of the Battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan, on September 2, 1945, was the most significant event in Japan’s recent history, and the most painful. The ceremony established the surrender of the Empire of Japan and marked the end of World War II.
This came to mind:
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
A very poor choice from the perspective of karmic blowback given that volcanoes within the "ring of fire," several of which were long dormant have become suddenly activated. And since Japan sits on that ring of fire and is yet to contain the radioactive damages emanating from the Fukushima plant, this "welcoming of arms" could bode poorly for the future fate of the nation.
Those that put their faith in lethal arms are doing little to protect their people. It is this belief in militarism that remains the scourge of this world.
I am sorry to hear of this, but then Abe is also opening nuclear plants again. That's not too different from Obama signaling a green light to the same oil companies that scarred Alaska at Valdez and the U.S. Gulf with the horrific Maconda disaster.
Biblical Scripture teaches that sin is "missing the mark," and that one can and should be forgiven once they modify their actions in a manner that accords with "Go and sin no more." Too bad the leaders of significant nations turn their backs upon Peace, Mother Nature, ancient and wise teachings, and at their greatest peril--the Law of Karma.