Japan to bestow decoration on doctor killed in Afghanistan


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It's a nice and heart warming gesture. I met this man and everything I know of him would suggest he would never be interested in receiving such a medal called the "Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette" But hefty donation from Japan to the Afghan people in his name would be a better option. Or a foundation of some sort.

The Nobel is out due to:

Statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that a Prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the announcement of the Nobel Prize.

Can't an exception be made in this case?

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@ Slick Drifter, I agree completely. Nakamura-sensei would be a fitting recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. I hope the Nobel committee would make an exception.

Have they found the evil men who murdered Nakamura-sensei? I hope the Afghan authorities are hunting them.

Rest in Peace.

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If the Doctor can not be nominated for the Nobel, at least the United Nations should officially recognize his work. Something that goes beyond just the J-govt.

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Long live the memory of the heroic services of Tetsu Nakamura.

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on the other hand,same day,

Japan's Abe Govt decided 'Dispatch the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East' that Doctor Nakamura had continued to oppose.

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