"Futenma Daily Hazard"Here are her remarks about ANPO's opening in Tokyo and Yokohama on Sept. 18:
Back in Okinawa to promote release of ANPO. Returned to Futenma Air Station with NHK crew in tow.
Visited the Futenma Elementary School for the first time. I had no idea that the elementary school playground, see photo, is directly below the flight path of the Marine pilot trainees. An accident waiting to happen indeed.
Dear Mr. President, is this what you have in mind for how to educate children to believe in democratic values?
Today was the opening day of ANPO’s theatrical release throughout Japan.See the film's powerful trailer here.
So far, the audience is a nice balance between curious young people who know almost nothing about the history of the national democratic uprising in 1960, against the U.S. military bases and an older generation, who actually participated.
Regardless of their age, nearly everyone is stunned by the treasure trove of artwork featured in the film. Because so much of the artwork had been stored away in museum vaults, most Japanese have never seen these subversive, sometimes surrealistic masterpieces.