Saturday, September 26, 2009

John Junkerman: "Article 9, Japanese Pacifism, and American Militarism" at the International House of Japan on Sept. 29, 2009

John Junkerman will be speaking on September 29, at the International House of Japan in Tokyo on "Article 9, Japanese Pacifism, and American Militarism."

Speaker: John Junkerman, Film Director
Moderator: LEE Jong Won, Professor, Rikkyo University
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:00 pm
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Admission: Free
Language: English (no Japanese translation provided)
Born in Milwaukee, the United States, Mr. Junkerman is a leading
American filmmaker attempting to raise public awareness through his
films on various socio-political and historical issues facing Japan and
the global community. His first film was Hellfire—A Journey from
(1986). A co-production with John Dower, the noted historian,
it is based on his interviews with Iri and Toshi Maruki, Japanese
artists known for their “Genbaku no zu (Hiroshima Murals),” paintings
dealing with the aftermath of the atomic bombing, and was nominated for
an Academy Award in 1988. His Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our
(2002) gives viewers a rare opportunity to listen to and reflect
on the critical discourse of Noam Chomsky, one of the most important
public intellectuals and political dissidents of our time.

Introducing his film Japan’s Peace Constitution(2005), in this
lecture/discussion meeting Mr. Junkerman will talk about the
Constitution’s Article 9 within the broad context of Japanese pacifism
and American militarism.


Program Department
International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3470-3211 Fax: +81-3470-3170

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