"Brunei Night" Co-hosted by UPF-Japan

April 11, 2009

Tokyo, Japan - Welcoming H.E. Pengiran Yusuf, the first Prime Minister and the founding father of the State of Brunei to Tokyo, the “La vie en Rose,” an association founded by the women who love Brunei, held their first regular meeting on April 11 on the theme “Brunei Night” and nearly 100 people attended. The event was co-hosted by UPF-Japan and Brunei Darussalam Culture Exchange Association in Tokyo, and sponsored by the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Japan.


S. Murei: A Shinto Priest Seeks Reconciliation in Israel

April 3, 2009

I was born from a long line of traditional Shintoists and became a Shinto priest in 1963. I had an inborn gift for mediation and in 1983, I got a revelation from Takamimusubi, a creator god in Japanese religious tradition. At that time, my God became a golden pillar and entered my body in the course of my midwinter discipline, saying, “I have descended from heaven for the sake of world peace.” Until that time I had been praying only for Japan, so I was curious why I had to do something for world peace. Now I understand that my mission for world peace was predestined thirty years ago.


Forum on World Peace and the Attitude of Heart

March 28, 2009

Tokyo, Japan - On March 28, the March forum for Ambassadors for Peace was held in a hall in Setagaya, Tokyo with the participation of nearly 30 Ambassadors for Peace residing in the Tokyo metropolitan area.


Global Peace Initiative Launched in Japan

March 1, 2009

Saitama, Japan - The Universal Peace Federation in Japan began a new year of activities with an International Leadership Conference, service projects, and a huge convention in Saitama.


Peace Diplomats Forum on Education and Poverty

February 19, 2009

Tokyo, Japan - "Education and Poverty" was the theme of the Peace Diplomats Forum on Feb. 19, 2009.


UPF-Japan Board Meets

December 26, 2008

Tokyo, Japan - On December 26, 2008, the UPF-Japan Board met in a hotel in Tokyo. Around 30 board members were present, including the chair, co-chair, executive members, and the chairs of the Ambassadors for Peace Professional Forums. The meeting was convened to sum up the activities of 2008 and consider the action plans for 2009.


Peace Embassy Opens in Numazu City

December 7, 2008

Numazu, Japan - On November 9, 2008, a new Peace Embassy was opened in Numazu, a city in the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. A month later, the first Ambassadors for Peace seminar was held there.


In the News: Peace Festival Stirs Japan

November 17, 2008

Only through restoring a relationship with God can humankind resolve all the problems it is facing, such as regional and religious conflicts, poverty and hunger, a leader of the Global Peace Festival said in Tokyo Saturday.


J. de Venecia: One Global Family under God

November 16, 2008

Address to the Global Peace Festival, Tokyo, Japan by Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Chairman, CDI-Asia Pacific


Fifty Thousand Stand Up for Peace in Tokyo

November 16, 2008

Tokyo, Japan - Fifty thousand people crammed into Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium for the latest in a series of spectacular successes for the Global Peace Festival. One of the largest interfaith gatherings ever held in Japan highlighted months of community service and outreach aimed at encouraging Japan, already a strong player in aid and environmental issues, to become a global force for peace.


H.J. Moon: A New Vision of Peace in Japan

November 15, 2008

Keynote Address given by Dr Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Festival at the Global Peace Festival in Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2008


Families Bond During Cleanup on Arakawa River Banks

November 9, 2008

Tokyo, Japan - On November 9, 880 people gathered at 9:30 am in Adachi City, part of metropolitan Tokyo, Japan, to clean the banks of the Arakawa River that flows through the eastern part of the city.


Day of Peace in Japan

September 21, 2008

Nagoya & Arakawa, Japan  - A prayer meeting was held, and youth volunteers mowed and picked up trash along a river.


In the News: Filipino Delegates Support Peace Festival in Japan

September 3, 2008

Tokyo, Japan - A kick-off banquet for the Global Peace Festival in Japan was held September 3, 2008 at the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku. The Philippine delegates to the event included officials from the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo: the Labor Attaché, Mr. Danilo Cruz; the Welfare Officer, Ms. Luz Talento; and the Armed Forces and Defense Attaché, Col. Danilo Estropia. Also present was Mrs. Angelita Obara, President of the Filipino Japanese Movement for Global Peace and co-chair of the GPF Japan Filipino Community National Steering Committee.


Japan Encouraged to Sustain World Role

July 29, 2008

Tokyo, Japan — Japan should not risk losing its leverage in the world by cutting its aid to developing countries too dramatically, a retired senior Japanese diplomat warned at a July 26, 2008 forum in Tokyo.


New Youth Festival Held in Chiba

March 15, 2008

Chiba, Japan - A “New Youth Festival 2008” was held in Chiba, a city next to Tokyo, on March 15 with 550 participants.


In the News: Japanese Goodwill Ambassadors Visit Liberian President

March 7, 2008

A delegation of Japanese goodwill ambassadors paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Monrovia. The six-man delegation headed by Mrs. Ayumi Hasegawa is in the country to identify with President Johnson-Sirleaf and Liberians in general on the reconstruction of the country.


M. Nakajima: Japanese Maglev Technology

January 31, 2008

Based on my experience as a Diet Member and a minister of state, I have been very impressed, overwhelmed and moved by Rev. Moon’s strong passion and vision for peace. Above all, my heart beats faster with anticipation by hearing his plan of International Highway, which requires humankind to gather wisdom and act according to it, as well as his Japan-Korea Tunnel Project and Bering Strait Tunnel Project.


T. Kawabe: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: A Japanese Perspective

December 16, 2007

One of the elements of this theme is the peaceful reunification of two Koreas. I have deep sympathy with the Korean people for their yearning for ultimate reunification of their homeland.


Diplomats Forum in Tokyo on Preventive Diplomacy

September 6, 2007

Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized a "Peace Diplomats Forum" on Sept. 6, 2007, in Tokyo at which each participant described his vision of peace.