This forum will present and discuss Okinawan perspectives on the current situations surrounding the southernmost islands of Japan, amid the ongoing controversy over "Futenma relocation" issue, from three aspects:
1) environment and biodiversity, after the Convention of Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya;
2) regional geopolitics in the wake of the Japan-China conflict over the ship collision near Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands ;
3) Okinawa-Japan-US relationship and the military base issue after the gubernatorial election.
Time and Date: 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday, December 19
Location: Classroom 3-101, Okinawa University
*** Co-sponsored by Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus and The Institute of Regional Studies, Okinawa University
*** In collaboration with Okinawa Biodiversity Citizens' Network (Okinawa BD) and Peace Philosophy Centre
*** Conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the support received from the Australian Naitonal University.
*** Free admission. The forum will be primarily run in the Japanese language. Translation from and to English can be provided during the Q and A.
*** For inquiries: Okinawa University Regional Studies Institute (Phone 098-832-5599; emai: firstname.lastname@example.org )
*** Inquiries in English can be made at: email@example.com
See the English translation of the program at the website of the Peace Philosophy Centre.