Peace Please

issey_miyake.jpgJapanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for technological innovations such as his Pleats Please line, today extended an eloquent editorial invitation to President Obama.  On Universal Peace Day, August 6, Miyake would like Obama to walk across the Peace Bridge in Hiroshima, Miyake's childhood home and the place where he witnessed and survived the world's first atomic bomb attack. 

This designer's venture into international law and diplomacy is all the more forceful for his previous silence; Miyake never wanted "to be labeled 'the designer who survived the atomic bomb.' "  Whether or not the President's schedule permits him to respond accordingly, it's worth listening.