Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Profile of a Nobel Peace Prize winner: Eisaku Sato


I’m going to introduce Eisaku Sato. The reason I chose him is that he is only one who won the Nobel Peace Prize as Japanese.

He was prime minister of Japan in 1964-1972 that it is the straight job tenure. In 1967, he spoke about Three Non-Nuclear Principles of not possessing, not producing and not permitting the introduction of nuclear weapon. This principle is still very famous.
In 1970, he signed NPT (Nuclear nonproliferation Treaty) excluding USA, Russia, UK, France and China.

These achievements are recognized, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974. However, he died next year.

By the way, although I am not going to say which county, I checked the list of the successive Nobel Peace Prize winners and I wonder why lots of people who are from one country won the prize after WWII even the country has a lot of experiences of war.

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