“I believe the problem of nuclear weapons will prove to be the decisive issue of our times. I do not claim that it is more important than any of the myriad other global problems we face. Certainly, our environmental problems are equally urgent and threatening. However, our success in solving those other problems will be determined by our handling of nuclear weapons.”

2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee TADATOSHI AKIBA accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.