I am honored to receive, on behalf of the Kawasaki Network of Citizens against Hate Speech, the Internet Peace Prize, in recognition of our endeavor to eliminate from our society hate speech and discrimination against foreigners and minorities in Japan.
We support and encourage those who participate in anti-hate speech campaigns. I sincerely hope that our efforts will deepen the understanding and exchange between Japan and the people of other countries.
I also want to support the efforts of the Internet Peace Movement for creating global peace via the Internet.
I am honored to receive the Internet Peace Prize.
The Internet is of great benefit to many people, but at the same time, the Internet is used to spread malicious comments that can cause serious harm to people.
Words which you would not say in person, should not be delivered via the Internet. We will continue to educate people on the importance of creating a polite Internet culture.