Ever and again, take the community to see the river whether it is filled with rubbish or not, whether the fish remains alive or not. If the river is full of rubbish, especially plastic waste, it will disrupt the balance in the river ecosystem. Food chain will be disrupted, too. Such condition will continue to the sea. It was revealed by Dr. Hideyo Murakami, a retired teacher at the Tohwa University, Fukuoka, Japan, amidst his activity of teaching Japanese language with his wife, Shinko Asada, in Mataken Gakko, Monday (Feb 10). A few days ago, this telecommunication expert at the moment getting deeply involved in the artificial rain technology also participated in the clean up event on Sanur Beach.
“A lot of plastic waste certainly needs the attention of all parties,” he said while accompanied by senior figures of the Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood Nagaoka Sensei and I Gusti Kompyang Pujawan. In this context and the context of Bali as a tourist destination, the river and ocean should be clean. Behavioral pattern of the society in considering the rubbish as something to be managed should be the same. The role of media was also highly required. That’s why he gave a simple example by inviting the public or school children to the river and beach to know closer their natural environment. He hoped in his third visit to Bali there was significant progress on the waste management.
In addition, he also highlighted there was a sort of equality between Japan and Bali. “We have a lot in common and sublime history and culture,” he said. Many onslaughts coming from outside can influence but it will highly depend on us. In essence, we have the ability to sort and select,” he continued. If it was good we could use it, otherwise we should throw it away.
Currently he and his wife served as a volunteer Japanese language teacher. Similar activity had also been done in various countries in Europe such as the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and other countries. In Asia, other than China they also did it in Indonesia. “This is my task today, a kind of devotion,” he said while expecting more and more non-profit organizations in Japan to establish cooperation with Bali in all areas. (adv)