August 5, 2011
Toshio Nishizawa, Tokyo Electric Power Corporation, Inc., 1-3, Uchisaiwai-cho, 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
It is our very great pleasure to present you with the original artwork herewith enclosed, a gift of The Blossom Project.
The purpose of the Blossom Project is to inspire people to do their best to serve the needs of global community, as defined by the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. The enclosed watercolour painting is one of 19 we are sending out as gifts to individuals or groups able to bring about positive change in the world.
Each painting is a token of acknowledgement for work already done. Each is a gesture of encouragement for work that may yet be undertaken in the future.
Specifically, we acknowledge the tremendous difficulties TEPCO has faced following the tsunami events in Japan on March 11, 2011, and the many years of struggle that lie ahead to mitigate the consequences of damage at your Fukushima Daiichi facility.
We encourage you to use the lessons of the tragedy to help build a safe energy future not just in Japan but around the world. We encourage you to open your records, your systems and facilities to the fullest international scrutiny for the good of all. We encourage you to open your minds to new paradigms, to follow the lead of nations such as Germany in ending nuclear power generation programs altogether in the near future, in favour of sustainable, lower-risk technologies.
The enclosures provide background on The Blossom Project, the paintings, the recipients, the Millennium Development Goals, and ourselves.
All the information, including a copy of this letter, may be viewed online at www.theblossomproject.org. Should you chose to respond to us, you may do so directly on the website, by email at email@example.com or by regular mail, address below. We would love to hear from you!
Marlene Yuzak and Allan Casey
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