Japan

Student: Altaf Al Dukair

Event: Pearl-MUN 2003




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The Japanese National Anthem


Kimigayo (His Majesty's Reign)

Kimi gayo wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazare ishi no
Iwao to nari te
Koke no musu made


English Translation

Thousands of years of happy reign be thine;
Rule on, my lord, till what are pebbles now
By age united to mighty rocks shall grow
Who's venerable sides the moss doth line.


Japan



 



Country Profile

 

Political Structure:

Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government. The constitutional establishes three branches of government- the executive, the legislative and the judicial. Japanís emperor, Akihito, is considered the symbol of the nation, and performs some ceremonial duties, specified by the constitution, but he doesnít possess any real power. The Diet is the national legislature, the highest law making body of Japan. The diet consists of two houses, the house of Representative and the house of Councilors. The house of Representatives has 500 members who are elected to serve terms of up to four years, 300 representatives are elected directly from 300 electoral districts and the other 200 are chosen under a system called proportional representation. While the house of councilors has 252 members who are chosen in two ways: 100 from the nation as a whole and 152 from small districts. Councilors are able to serve up to 6-year terms.

The Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, is the head of the executive is the head of the executive branch of the government, who leads the government and represents Japan. Members of the Diet elect the Prime Minister, who must be a civilian and an elect member of the Diet. The Prime Minister elects the Cabinet and at least half of the Cabinet ministers must be a member of the Diet. In 1998 the main political parties in Japan were the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the Social Democratic Party of Japan (SDJP), the Liberal Party (LP), the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the New Party Sakigake, the Clean Government Party, the Democratic Socialist Party, the Japan Communist Party, the New Party Peace, the Dawn Club, and the Voice of the People.

 

Geography:

Japan is located in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan lies across from Russia, Korea, and China. It consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. Japan's topographical features include coastlines with varied scenery, towering mountains, which are very often volcanic and twisted valleys that invite visitors into the mysterious world of nature. Most Japanese people live on coastal plains. The distance of Japanís land boundary is zero km sq., and its coastline is 29,751 km sq. Japan is bounded on the north by the Sea of Okhotsk, and on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea, and on the west by the Korean Peninsula and the Sea of Japan. The highest point in Japan if Fujiyama at 3,776 m and the lowest point is Hachiro at Ė4 m Hokkaido (northern island) 83,000 sq. km, Honshu (main island) 231,000 sq. km, Shikoku (smallest island) 19,000 sq. km, Kyushu (southern island) 42,000 sq. km.

More than 50% of area of Japan is mountainous and covered by forests. Japanís land area is 374,744 km sq. and the waterís area is 3,091 km sq. with a total of 377,385 km sq. It occupies about 0.3% of the earth's total land area. Mountains claim 71% of Japan's land area; a chain of mountains extends along the middle of the long, narrow archipelago, dividing it into two sides, one facing the Pacific and the other the Sea of Japan. In general, the rivers are short and swift flowing. Japan has a large number of volcanoes, including about one tenth of the world's active ones.  Mount Fuji, the country's highest peak, is a dormant volcano. Almost every valley in Japan has a stream no long navigable rivers exist. While the longest river in Japan is the Shinano, on Honshu, which is about 370 km long. There are other large livers in Honshu are the Tone, Kitakami. Tenryu, and Mogami. The important river of Hokkaido includes the second largest river of Japan, the Ishikari, and the Tenshio and Tokachi. The Yoshino is the largest river in Shikoku. The largest lake in Japan is Biwa, on Honshu, which covers about 685 sq. km.

About 3/4 of Japan's land surface is mountainous.  The Chubu Region of central Honshu is known as the "roof of Japan" and has many mountains, which are more than 3,000 meters high. Japan's highest mountain is Mt. Fuji (3,776 m) with Kitadake at 3,192 m being the second highest.  Since it is located along the circum-Pacific volcanic belt, Japan has several volcanic regions from the far north to the far south.  Of all the volcanoes, about 80 are considered active, including Mr. Mihara, Mt. Asama and Mr. Aso.  Incredibly, Japan has about 1/10 of the world's approximately 840 active volcanoes.  Mt. Fuji, which as been dormant for almost 300 years, is still capable of erupting again in our lifetime.  All the instability under the Japanese archipelago is conducive for earthquakes, thus placing Japan among those countries most likely to suffer from them.

Mountains and hills cover most of Japan, making it a country of great beauty. But the mountains and hills take up so much area that the great majority of the people live on a small portion of the land. Coastal plains have much of Japanís best farmland and most of the country'sí major cities. Most of the people live in urban areas. They extend across the islands from the north to the south. The mass of intersecting ridges that enclose the plateau of the Shinano River and forms a belt of mountains across the widest part of the island. The highest peak is Fuji, which is an n extinct volcano near Yokohama. One of the subsidiary chains in the central mountain mass is called the Japanese Alps because of the grandeur of the landscape. The highest chain is Mount Yariga, which is 10,433 ft. However in the farther south is Mount Shirane, which is 10,472 ft.

 

Natural Resources:

Japan has had to build its enormous industrial output and high standard of living on a comparatively small domestic resource base. Most conspicuously lacking are fossil fuel resources, particularly petroleum. Small domestic oil fields in northern Honshu and Hokkaido supply less than 1 percent of the countryís demand. Domestic reserves of natural gas are similarly negligible. Coal deposits in Hokkaido and Kyushu are more abundant but are generally low grade, costly to mine, and inconveniently located with respect to major cities and industrial areas (the areas of highest demand). Japan does have abundant water and hydroelectric potential, however, and as a result the country has developed one of the worldís largest hydroelectric industries.

Japan is also short on metal and mineral resources. It was once a leading producer of copper, but its great mines at Ashio in central Honshu and Besshi on Shikoku have been depleted and are now closed. Reserves of iron, lead, zinc, bauxite, and other ores are negligible.

While the country is heavily forested, its demand for lumber, pulp, paper, and other wood products exceeds domestic production. Some forests in Hokkaido and northern Honshu have been logged excessively, causing local environmental problems. Japan is blessed with bountiful coastal waters that provide the nation with fish and other marine foods. However, demand is so large that local resources must be supplemented with fish caught by Japanese vessels in distant seas, as well as with imports. Although arable land is limited, agricultural resources are significant. Japanís crop yields per land area sown are among the highest in the world, and the country produces more than 60 percent of its food.

The environment current issues are air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain. That causes acidification of lakes and reservoirs, degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life. Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere. There are also some mineral resources; the main mining resource that Japan uses is coal because it is located close to the sea so transporting it is very cheap. Primarily agricultural is the most important natural resources of Japan and has some of the highest crop yields per land area sown in the world. Japan country produces about 71 per cent of its food and imports a lot of foodstuff because there is no enough ground for cultivation and the grounds are protected. Without the food imports, Japanese agriculture canít feed all the population. The country is obliged to import most of its mineral requirements. Geothermal power is a potentially great, as yet unexploited, resource. Most of the Japanese lands are mountains, and the surface is rugged and rocky, so only about 10% of the land can be cultivated. The fossil fuels that Japan produce is limestone, coal, lead, copper, zinc.

 

Defense:

Unfortunately, the Constitution prohibits Japan from maintaining military forces to wage war. However Japan does have a Half-Self Defense Agency created to preserve Japanís peace, independence and national security. A civilian member of the Cabinet heads this agency and the agency oversees an army, a navy, and an air force consisting of about 240,000 members. All of the service is voluntary. In article 9 of the postwar constitution renounces war and the maintenance of military forces. It also establishes both legal and political restraints for all government decisions related to defense. Within these parameters Japan maintains the technologically most advanced military establishment in East Asia. Although Japan spends more on defense than any of its neighbors, it still spends less than half of the amount spent by the United States (measured as a percentage of gross domestic product).

Known today as the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF), Japanís military was first established as the National Police Reserve in 1950. The creation of the SDF has been legally justified on the basis that all nations possess an inherent right of self-defense. As its name implies, the SDFís stated purpose is to defend the country from attack rather than to fight aggressive wars. It also carries out domestic disaster relief operations. Service in the SDF is voluntary. In 2001 the SDF consisted of about 239,000 members. These comprised an army (148,200), a navy (44,400), an air force (45,600), and a central staff. The country also has a coast guard. All police forces in Japan are controlled by the central government.

Legal and political constraints prevent Japan from participating fully in collective international military actions. Japanís government has long interpreted Article 9 as prohibiting the deployment of the SDF outside of Japan. Thus, under the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States, still in effect, both nations pledge to resist any attack on Japanese territory, but Japan has no obligation to defend the United States from attack. In 1997 a controversial revision to the guidelines for US.-Japan military cooperation extended the scenarios for cooperation to include emergencies "near Japan."

Japanís constitution also limits its participation in United Nations (UN) military and peacekeeping operations. Under substantial international pressure, Japan provided funds but not personnel in the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991). After the war, Japan sent mine sweepers to help remove mines from the gulf. In 1992 the Diet passed legislation permitting Japanese forces to participate in UN peacekeeping operations in noncombatant roles, and since then the SDF has taken part in several operations, including one to monitor a peace treaty signed in Cambodia in 1991. Japanís ability to participate actively in regional and international security arrangements remains a significant domestic and international issue.

 

Economy:

The Japanese GDP per capita is $24,900 (2000 est.); the real growth rate is 1.3% (200000000 est.). The labor force in Japan is 67.7 million (Dec. 2000), the labor force by occupation are services 65%, industry 30%, agriculture 5%. The unemployment rate in Japan is 4.7% (2000). The Japanese economy has been plummeting down, either in the stock markets or in the real estate prices, and the Japanese economy depends on oil, which Japan imports completely. Japanese Exports are $383.8 billion f.o.b. (2002 est.), while the Imports are $292.1 billion f.o.b. (2002 est.) Japan exports motor vehicles, semi-conductors, office machinery, and chemicals and their export partners are: US, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong. They also import fuel, foodstuff, chemicals, textiles, and office machinery and their Import partners are: US, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia.

 

Views on World Problems:

Japan is a member of the UN, (OECD), (APEC) forum, and ASEAN (dialogue partner). Japan has long engaged in having a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, but Japan has diplomatic relations with nearly all-independent nations and is not getting along with some of the Asian countries after World War 2 and because of World War II there was racial hatred between Asia and especially China. Japan and The United States share a close and cooperative relationship. Excluding different social and cultural traditions, Japan And the US are much in common. The US supports Japan in getting the permanent seat in the Security Council. Trying to maintain good relations with neighboring countries, Japan and China signed a treaty in 1978. Ties between the two countries developed rapidly. The Japanese helped China economically in varies of projects.

 

History:

Human beings may have inhabited the Japanese island chain as early as 200,000 years ago. Very little is known about where these people came from or how they arrived on the islands. However, during the ice ages of the Pleistocene Epoch (1.6 million to 10,000 years before the present) sea levels were lower than they are today, and a land bridge temporarily linked the Japanese islands to the Korea Peninsula and eastern Siberia on the Asian continent. Historians theorize that successive waves of Paleolithic hunters from the Asian mainland may have followed herds of wild animals across these land routes. The Paleolithic culture of Japanís earliest inhabitants produced rough stone tools and articles of bone, bamboo, and wood.

The Japanese myth dates the first emperor, Jimmu to 660BC. However the first known emperors reigned in Nara in the 8th century AD. The rise of imperial power, the feudal system and the shogunate in Japan. At the end of the 19th century, the Meiji emperor overthrew the last shogun and restored power to the throne. He encouraged Western institutions and a Western-style economy, so that by the beginning of the 20th century Japan was rapidly industrializing and on the brink of becoming a world powers.

By the end of the Meiji era (1912), Japan had established an empire. Japan had defeated China (1894-1895), taking Port Arthur and Taiwan, and startled Europe by beating Russia (1904-1905), by land and at sea. Korea was annexed in 1910. Allied with Britain in 1902, Japan entered World War I against Germany in 1914, in part to gain acceptance as an imperial world power. However, Japan gained little except some of the German Island territories in the Pacific and became disillusioned that the country did not seem to be treated as an equal by the Great Powers.

The rise of militarism and collapse of the world trade led to the rise of totalitarianism and a phase of aggressive Japanese expansion. Japan became allied to Nazi Germany and in 1941 Japanese aircraft struck Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, bringing the USA into World War II. An initial rapid Japanese military expansion across Southeast Asia and the Pacific was halted, and the war ended for Japan in disastrous defeat and the horrors of atomic warfare. Emperor Hirohito (reigned in 1926-1989) surrendered in 1945. Shintoism, which had come to be identified with aggressive nationalism, ceased to be the state religion, and in 1946 the emperor renounced his divinity.

The Allied occupation (1945-1952) democratized politics and began an astonishing economic recovery based on an aggressive export policy. The economy was jolted by major rises in petroleum prices in 1973 and 1979, but Japan maintained its advance to become a technological front-runner and after the USA, the worldís second largest economy. However, Japanís protectionism has led to accusations of unfair trading practices. By 1988, Japan surpassed the USA as the worldís aid donor. The Liberal Democrats, who held office from 1955 to 1993 despite a number of financial scandals, dominated the Japanese political world. Since then a number of coalitions have held power.

 

 

Policy Statements

 

1. The question of rising water levels due to the effects of global warming.

Global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. A warmer Earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. When scientists talk about the issue of climate change, their concern is about global warming caused by human activities. Japan feels that and agreed with The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Third Conference of the Parties (COP-3, 1997) held in Kyoto Japan in early December 1997 and attended by ministers and other high-level officials from 160 countries ended with an agreement on reductions of greenhouse gas emissions to:

1. Require industrial countries to reduce their collective emissions of greenhouse gases by 5.2% from 1990 levels. Compared to the emissions levels that would be expected by 2010 without emissions-control measures, the Protocol target represents a 30% cut (COP-3, 1997).

2. Have the US reduce its emissions 7% below 1990 levels. But since emissions have risen since 1990, actual cuts from current (1998) levels are much higher.

3. Exempt Developing countries from having to implement emissions reductions.

The accord encourages countries to reduce emissions by improving energy efficiency, reforming energy and transportation sectors, protecting forests and other biomes that sequester carbon, promoting renewable forms of energy, limiting methane emissions from waste management and energy systems, and phasing out fiscal measures and market incentives that are counter to reducing emissions.

What will happen to Japan when the sea level rises by 1 meter? Professor Mimura noted that 90 % of the beaches in our country could disappear. Also the Environment Agency reported that the land area that would be under water at full tide could be 2.7 times larger (2,300 square kilo meters) than the present area that is flooded during high tide and that 4.1 million people could be affected. Japan did what it could to reinforce the shore to protect it from another flood tide, but with an average elevation of only 2 meters above sea level, there is a limit to what can be done. Some day some islands could find themselves under water. Japan would vote for the US and the country that supports and intends to do something about the rising water levels due to the effects of global warming.

 

2. The questions of controlling the spread of the SARS virus and finding a cure for it.

The health ministry of Japan plans to implement tests for genes of the SARS virus on all patients of suspected or probable cases in hope of early detection and understanding the little-known infection. Patients testing positive, even those with only light symptoms, will be hospitalized and kept under strict supervision. The ministry is expected to make the official decision on the plan at a SARS special committee meeting.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Junichiro Koizumi, ordered the health ministry on Tuesday to study measures to help China contain the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Chikara Sakaguchi said, "There has been no concrete request from China. But what we can do is to help prevent its spread," Sakaguchi told a news conference after receiving the order, referring particularly to the need to prevent the disease from spreading in rural parts of China.

Japan would vote for the US and for the country that would help Japan to control the spread of the SARS virus and finding a cure for it.

 

3. The question of securing food and water resources for nations in times of war and famine.

Japanís role in the international aid arena changed from being a recipient of aid to become a donor from 1945 to 1990. Japan began to provide limited amounts of foreign aid in the mid-1950s, although it remained a net recipient until the 1960s. By 1970, however, Japan had become the fifth-largest donor in terms of the US. dollar value of its Official Development Assistance (ODA); its disbursements were exceeded only by those of the other G-5 countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Japan feels and intends to provide:

1) Environmental conservation and development should be pursued in tandem.

2) Avoid use of ODA for military purposes or for aggravation of international conflicts.

3) Attention to trends in the recipient countries' military expenditures, their development and production of weapons of mass destruction and missiles, their export and import of arms, and so on, in order to maintain and strengthen international peace and stability, and from the viewpoint that developing countries should place appropriate priorities in the allocation of their resources in their own economic and social development. Full attention should be paid to efforts towards democratization and the introduction of a market-oriented economy, the situation regarding the securing of basic human rights and the level of freedom in the recipient country.

Japan would vote for the US and for the country that would help Japan to secure the food and water resources for nations in times of war and famine.

 

Issue 4. The question of creating a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.

When creating a nuclear free zone in the Middle East can lead to peace in the Middle East, which Japan hopes to do and feels and intends to:

(1) Create a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Network to coordinate efforts in support of new and existing zones, including actively advocating the creation of NWFZs in Central Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Central Europe.

(2) Educate the public on the horrors of nuclear weapons, the urgency of nuclear disarmament and the value of NWFZs.

(3) Support the Latin American proposal to the United Nations General Assembly for an international conference of all parties to the Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones.

(4) Strengthening the existing zones and demanding strict adherence to the treaty provisions by the nuclear-weapon states.

(5) Support single-country nuclear weapon-free zones.

(6) Support nuclear-free cities, provinces, and other areas governed by local authorities.

(7) Opposing Theater and National Missile Defense systems as an integral part of our opposition to nuclear weapons.

(8) Working to defend nuclear whistle-blowers, such as Mordechai Vanunu, now entering his 15th year of imprisonment for having revealed Israelís nuclear arsenal; we demand his immediate release

People and governments everywhere, as well as the United Nations, have a contribution to make to the creation and expansion of nuclear weapon-free zones. Japan urges others to join us in mobilizing energies and resources towards achieving the noble goal of global nuclear disarmament and would vote for the country that joins Japan in the expansion of nuclear free zone.

 

5. The question of guaranteeing human rights and alleviating suffering in Cuba.

Human rights law encompasses economic, social and cultural rights of each person and group in society, political and civil rights of each individual and group, and the duty of governments and individuals to ensure and enforce these rights.

Foreign Minister Kono noted that visible improvement on the human rights front would also undoubtedly result in a heightening of Japanese interest in Cuba. Basic civil and political rights are written into Cuban law.

Japan is for the US about guaranteeing the rights and alleviating suffering in Cuba and just like the US, Japan intends to abstain on the issues concerning Cuba. Japan voted in favor of resolution on the situation of human rights in Cuba.

 

 

 

Resolution


Forum: General Assembly

Delegation: Japan

Delegate: Altaf Al-Dukair

Question of: Controlling the spread of the SARS virus and finding a cure for it

Believing that the United Nations is trying to resolve this issue,

Recalling The United Nations has predicted 5 million tourism job losses due to the spreading of the SARS virus,

Defining Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness that has recently been reported in Asia, North America, and Europe. This fact sheet provides basic information about the disease and what is being done to combat its spread,

Keeping in mind that SARS begins with a fever greater than 100.4įF [>38.0įC]. Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also experience mild respiratory symptoms. After 2 to 7 days, SARS patients may develop a dry cough and have trouble breathing,

Taking in to consideration that SARS appears to spread is by close person-to-person contact. Most cases of SARS have involved people who cared for or lived with someone with SARS, or had direct contact with infectious material (for example, respiratory secretions) from a person who has SARS,

Expressing its appreciation that CDC is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners in a global effort to address the SARS outbreak,

Encourages all countries to follow the CDCís recommended course of actions:
A. Activate Emergency Operations Centers to provide round-the-clock coordination and response.
B. Commit more than 300 medical experts and support staff to work on the SARS response.
C. Deploy medical officers, epidemiologists, and other specialists to assist with on-site investigations around the world.
D. Provide ongoing assistance to state and local health departments in investigating possible cases of SARS in the United States.
E. Conducte extensive laboratory testing of clinical specimens from SARS patients to identify the cause of the disease.
F. Initiate a system for distributing health alert notices to travelers who may have been exposed to cases of SARS,

Noting that when identifying an animal source could also help scientists find drugs to treat SARS virus or if the ancestor of the SARS virus can be isolated, scientists can look for the crucial genetic changes that made the SARS virus so nasty ,

Further noting that SARS is caused by a previously unknown version of corona virus. Corona viruses are so-called RNA viruses, which are especially prone to mutations because their reproductive process has fewer safeguards,

Recognizing that scientists had hoped to get clues into the origin of SARS recently when two laboratories announced theyíd determined the genetic makeup of the SARS virus. The idea was that by looking for similarities between the SARS virus and other corona viruses, they might be able to figure out the new germís ancestry,

Observing that its genetic makeup didnít even indicate whether it had come from animal or human virus ancestors,

Having studied Dr. Michael Lai, a corona virus expert at the University of Southern California, said the structure of the SARS virus genetic makeup shows some similarity to bird corona viruses,

Taking into account WHO is studying an idea with some labs worldwide, including those in Australia, Canada and China: exposing various animals to the SARS virus to see if they get sick or become infected without symptoms, and shed the virus. That could give some clues about which animals might have been a launching pad for the human epidemic,

Believing that since the SARS virus can survive on common surfaces at room temperature for hours or even days, people can catch this deadly infection without face-to-face contact with a sick person. One study showed the virus survived for at least 24 hours on a plastic surface at room temperature. This means it might be possible to become infected from touching a tabletop, doorknob or other object,

Noting further that what has doctors most concerned, however, is that the SARS virus may easily mutate into a form that is resistant to anti-viral therapies. This makes finding an effective vaccine or anti-viral drug therapy that much more difficult,

Affirming that the SARS virus, mystery pneumonia, probably began on a farm somewhere in southern China,

Noting with deep regret that Worldwide, the WHO lists 7,053 cases of SARS in 31 countries and 506 deaths, including more than half 65 or older, 200 possible US cases, and causing at least 580 deaths and more than 7,400 infections,

Keeping in mind that Dr. Harry Hull, the Minnesota state epidemiologist, said the rising death rate does not necessarily mean the virus is becoming more dangerous, the death rate might vary from place to place, depending on differences in the quality of medical care, and on how individuals were exposed to the virus, and how much of it they were exposed to,

Noting with regret that no specific treatment recommendations can be made at this time,

Urges the WHOís to help the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) plans on accomplishing its list of seven challenges:

1. Requests that doctors treating people who are infected with the deadly SARS virus should be asked about possible exposure to someone with SARS or recent travel to an area with SARS and all possible steps should be taken to prevent the spread of the disease n the hospital setting;

2. Notes with disapproval that the Chinese authorities threatened yesterday to execute anyone who intentionally spreads SARS and imprison for up to seven years people who refuse to obey quarantine orders,

3. Warns that the World Health Organization warned that SARS could spread across rural China, where most of the nation's population lives, because the nation's health system is inadequate;

4. Reminds countries to think of the lives of their people, to save their lives and to save them from the suffering of their people toward the SARS virus and that these are very crucial times that the world is facing today,

5. Further requests all member of the UN to contribute donations to the funding of the SARS virus in order to find a cure one day; less money leads to bad medical care and experimental results;

6. Expresses its deep appreciation to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the United Nations largest provide of grant funding for development, and the main body for coordinating UN development assistance;

7. Resolves that all countries, whose people are infected with the SARS virus should isolate and quarantined the patients who are infected with this deadly virus,

 

 

 

Opening Speech

 

Honorable delegates, most respectful chair and attending audience,

Konichiwa!

Welcome, Japan would like to welcome you to this important Pearl M.U.N. Event! From the land of technology, legends, myths and prosperity to the lands where you may find the most distinguished cultures from the peaks of our various mountains down to the lagoons of our 4,000 exquisite islands. Japan hopes that this event will be a truly beneficial one.

The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (as known as S.A.R.S) epidemic is spreading rapidly and vigorously through out the world. It is an issue that has to be dealt with sufficient steps and consequences to put an end to this wide spread disease once and for all. Japan would like to applaud the endless effort to combat this disastrous virus, killing millions of innocent men, women and children of all ages around the world. Hearing their cries witnessing their pains and suffering and all we could do is just stand there watching and listening with no hope and no cure.

Arigato Go Zaimas