Saturday, May 10, 2014

Okinawa Nago City Mayor Susumu Inamine's public speaking events in NYC (May 17) & D.C. (May 19 & 20) 稲嶺進・名護市長訪米時の公開イベント案内

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Mayor Susumu INAMINE of Nago City, Okinawa to speak in New York City, Saturday May 17 5月17日・稲嶺進(いなみね・すすむ)名護市長ニューヨーク公開イベント 案内


US Military Bases in Okinawa and the Japan-US Relationship: An Afternoon with Susumu INAMINE, Mayor of Nago City, Okinawa

Seventy years after World War II, Okinawa, devastated as a battleground in the Pacific War (1941-45), continues to be occupied by the US military, mostly marine bases, which pose threats to safety, health, and life of people and the natural environment.

Despite steadfast opposition by the majority of the people in Okinawa, the US and Japanese governments are forcing through their plan to build yet another marine airbase with a military port. The massive landfill required would damage the endangered biodiverse habitat.

 Mayor Susumu Inamine of Nago City, site of the planned base construction, was first elected in 2010 and re-elected this January, both times on a platform of opposition to the new base. This is his second visit to the United States to lobby with policymakers and to raise awareness and encourage people in the United States to support his appeal. Please join Mayor Inamine and a panel of experts to discuss what Americans can do to bring justice, democracy, and environmental protection back to Okinawa.

Time and Date: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 1 7 

Place:  Gallery of the Community Church of New York
28 East 35 Street (between Madison and Park), New York City

12:30   Door opens (Light refreshments will be served.)

1:00-3:00 Introduction, followed by Mayor Inamine’s presentation: “No New Base Will be Allowed in My City, Whether on Land or  Sea”

Comments and discussion by: Mark Selden, Coordinator of Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus and Steve Rabson, Emeritus Professor of Brown University


Washington D.C., May 19 - LUNCH DISCUSSION WITH Mayor Susumu Inamine of Nago, Okinawa on the Prospects for a New Marine Corps Air Base on Okinawa (At CATO Institute, DC) 

Time and Date: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Monday, May 19 

Place: The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Discussion with Mayor Susumu Inamine and Denny Tamaki, a member of the House of Representatives of Japan. 

Lunch will be provided, but seating is limited, so please respond to, if you would like to attend****

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Washington, D.C., May 20 - US Military Bases in Okinawa and the Japan-US Relationship -  A Discussion with Nago City Mayor Susumu Inamine, and Member of the Japanese House of Representatives (Okinawa) Denny Tamaki
Time and Date: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 20

Place: Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 
Phone: 202-387-7638

Organized by: Busboys and Poets and  New Diplomacy Initiative (ND)   

Inquiry: Busboys and Poets, phone: 202-387-7638
New Diplomacy Initiative,
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