The IPCC has received him. The EU also. Last year it was the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: The Nobel Peace Prize. That is awarded in recognition of outstanding service in peace work, and known to have not necessarily be persons.
Japan hat seit 1946 one in the world quite unusual Constitution. Together with the Americans worked to a constitution with pacifist from. Critics Hindes is emphasized, that these same constitution was imposed by the victors and not equivalent to the Japanese spirit. Primarily it comes to Chapter 2, Article 9:
1. Aspiring sincerely to an international order based on justice and peace, the Japanese people waived for all times of war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
2. To achieve the object of the preceding paragraph, are no land-, See- entertain and air forces or other war potential. A right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
Well this article is like everywhere in the jurisprudence to interpretation, because although forces are explicitly prohibited — but Japan has for some time about a technically well-equipped army, which of course we must not call, and therefore “Self-Defense Forces” called.
Well there are quite some time efforts on the part of policy, the article 9 change. And it is this endeavor closer than ever, because the current government has the upper hand definitely inclined in two parliaments and the right bearing or belonging. From this situation, the idea was born, Article 9 to nominate the Japanese constitution for the Nobel Peace Prize. And why not — it is remarkable, that this Constitution, particularly in East Asia, now almost 70 Years has consisted. And I imagine nothing Genüßlicheres, watch as the current Prime Minister Abe Shinzō this, as he accepts with sweet and sour smile in Stockholm the Nobel Peace Prize. An amendment to Article would then of course still possible — but certainly to convey to the population of heavy.
Too much hope I do not make myself: This year there were 278 Proposals for Nobel Peace Prize candidates. In March of this work have been a number of proposals screened out for “next round”. Among these products 9 of the Japanese Constitution. Now this proposal must assert to October against other candidates – for example against Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, the inhabitants of Lampedusa and… hears, hears! Wladimir Putin. But the idea is worth it after all, to be followed, and as much as I follow the call of a good business friend, to spread the news of the nomination.
Who wants to know more about it – or even want to support the cause, can do at Change.org that likes: See here. Currently there are nearly 30,000 Supporters, the target are 100,000.