Friday, October 16, 2009

"We Can't Go Like This: Japan and the World" featuring Okinawan Peace Activist Chibana Shouichi & World March for Peace - Sunday, Oct. 18th @ Kyoto

Join the Kyoto Anti-war Movement in their appeal for an end to all wars on Sunday, October 18th, 2009 at Maruyama Park (円山公園) in Kyoto, starting at 13:30.

The event will feature live performances • a speech by Kyoto University's Oka Mari on the current sitation in Palestine • a speech about the alliance between the Japan and the U.S. presented by Kouketsu Atsushi from Yamaguchi University • and a special appeal to remove the military bases in Okinawa––led by Chibana Shouichi, a small supermarket owner from Okinawa who was taken to court by the Japanese government for buring the national flag in protest against U.S. military bases.

Arriving from Hiroshima
, the World March for Peace and Nonviolence will make their appeal for peace at the event at 16:00. They will march on to Tokyo on the 19th.

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