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What happened on that day in Hokkaido?
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As some of you might know, the missile that North Korea fired on Aug 29, flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Akihiro Matsuura is a Japanese artist who currently lives in Hokkaido. He explained to us his personal thoughts about what happened on that day.


[The article below is his story on Aug 29]

On the morning of the missile launch, the emergency alert system "J Alert" rang on my cell phone. However, I wasn’t able to wake up because I worked late the previous night.

After a while, I heard a loud noise again and checked the message. It said that North Korea had fired a missile and that we should evacuate.

My thoughts on receiving the message were “What? Where should I evacuate?” I went back to bed again.

That day, it was all about North Korea's missile on TV. Some of my close friends seemed ok and calmly spoke about the J Alert that had been issued. However, most Japanese people seemed to be scared because the missile had passed over us.

I am thinking about the missile launch from the point of view of a global person rather than someone from Japan. Some of my students are from different countries such as Korea and China. They are smart and listen to my lectures in harmony.

The world is in turmoil now.

Politicians in each country are brainwashing their people, leaking misinformation, fostering hatred, and creating enemy countries and pushing them into violence, terrorism, and war.

Why do they do that?

There are politicians who want to make their position stronger by brainwashing the people. Because there are people who will make a huge fortune by starting a war they create a virtual enemy country and encourage hatred among the people.

What is truly scary is that the people are misled by such misinformation. They are caught in the trap of politicians and take violent action such as terrorism and war.

Why do these things happen?

I think it is because the people are so foolish that they do not think by themselves. Instead, they accept the words of others and they think of them as their own thoughts.

If we only believe what we have seen, and don’t doubt our own common sense, we will not be misled by wrong information and the few people with positions of authority.

No matter how much the power-oriented politicians incite you, if everyone gains a new awareness of common sense and concepts from the beginning, the world can change dramatically.

The lack of thinking and indifference of the people are a cause of great tragedy. It is important that we all understand this fact.

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