Nitobe Inazo Monument

Morioka City

Central Iwate

The monument, ``Wish Fulfilled, Bridge of the Pacific,'' erected in Morioka Castle Ruins Park, a place of relaxation for citizens, belongs to Inazo Nitobe, who was born in Morioka and later served as deputy secretary-general of the League of Nations. When Nitobe was asked by a professor what his purpose was to study English literature, he answered, ``If I were allowed to do so, I would like to be a bridge across the Pacific Ocean.'' "I want to serve as a government official. That's why I need to be fluent in English," he is said to have replied.

020-0000 Morioka Uchimaru Morioka Castle Ruins Park
Morioka Tourism and Convention Association
Phone number 019-604-3305
FAX number 019-653-4417

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