Internet writer Resa Kirkland, of Idaho in the USA, recently sent
the following letter to the Foreign Ministry of Japan.
Kirkland kindly gave us permission to publish a copy here for
am an American, who is deeply involved in Military History,
and in particular, the ongoing 50 year Korean War. I believe the
regime of Kim Jong Il must be brought down, and the much abused
people of North Korea helped in any way possible. That brings
me to the topic at hand.
was angry to learn about the young Japanese man Takayuki
Noguchi who was arrested on Dec. 10 last year along with two North
Korean defectors he was trying to help. He was doing a right and
good thing...he should be held as a hero, not a prisoner! This
write for several American daily internet newspapers,
and I will indeed be writing about this atrocity! I expect you
to do the right thing and get this man and the two North Koreans--who
only want freedom and have suffered enough due to that Dictator
Kim!--out of prison and in front of the people, that we might
hear unabated the horrors of Kim and his need for removal.
should be proud of a man of such raw courage. He is indeed
a warrior, and I am sickened at his treatment! Japan should not
rest until he is home with the defectors! You must raise such
a furor that China will bow to it. If we do not defend men such
as Noguchi, we are cowards, and not worthy of life. He is a hero,
and Japan must treat him as such.
is your obligation, if you be a warrior and not a coward,
to expedite this matter. These are real human lives...lives of
great courage and integrity. These are people we need here on
earth, but they will not be with us if we do nothing now. All
it takes for such good and decent men to fail is for other good
men to do nothing. Which are you, Ms. Kawaguchi?
for me and my house, we support Mr. Noguchi! Free him
at once...it is your duty.