Kenji Isezaki, known as a conflict mediator, appeared as the guest on the Fuji TV program "Weekly Comments" from 5:30-6:00am today and said something very interesting, which may be summarized as follows: 1) Conflict mediation involves cease fire and government formation by offering to all fighting members (groups) attractive benefits including release of war prisoners, participation in new government, education for young soldiers, etc. Peace and civilian government can be built on these compromises, so it is delicate and fragile. 2) Japan's contribution to Afghanistan's peace process is hardly recognized by leaders and people in that country. In fact, President Karzai did not know until recently that Japan was supporting the U.S. forces in Indian Sea for the sake of Afghanistan. This is a case of Japan's failure in diplomacy and public relations. 3) Japan's humanitarian support for Iraq by sending the Self Defsense Forces may be good for Japan-U.S. relations, but otherwise quite inefficient and old-fashioned. According to the international commonsense, private construction companies could have done a better for less cost. 4) Withdrawal of the Japan Self Defense Forces from Iraq was watched and protected by Western media and private security companies, but not their Japanese counterparts. It was reported by AP and then transmitted to Japan, and no TV coverage was done in Japan. No country should send its military forces overseas unless its civilian government as well as its private media and NGOs can oversee and control the military forces constantly.