A Tribute to Governor Michael Dukakis on His 90th Birthday: A Message from Yasuhide Nakayama, Former State Minister of Defence and Former State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Oct 29, 2023News

Dear Governor Michael Stanley Dukakis,

As you celebrate your 90th birthday, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on reaching this remarkable milestone. Your contributions as Governor of Massachusetts, your leadership at the Boston Global Forum, and your pivotal role in the AI World Society, a significant initiative for a better world with AI, have left an indelible mark on our world. I hold deep appreciation for the valuable insights you shared with me, especially your experiences from the Korean War, during our time together at your home. In a world where the struggle between democracy and autocracy continues to intensify, marked by events like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the terrorist attacks on Israel, your profound knowledge, experience, and unwavering commitment to peace are more crucial than ever. 

As we face these global challenges, I look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts to steer the world toward a more peaceful future, side by side. Your wisdom and dedication remain indispensable on this journey. I offer my sincerest prayers for your ongoing health and well-being and wish for your continued significant contributions in the years ahead. 

With the utmost respect.