Saturday, October 2, 2010

Okinawa/Tokyo Peace Carnival 2010: NO BASES! MORE MUSIC!

Now, 50 years following the signing of the ANPO treaty, as the issue of military bases is being forced upon the people of Okinawa by the U.S. and Japanese governments, citizens throughout Okinawa and Japan are speaking out and demanding something different.

The Okinawa/Tokyo Peace Carnival 2010 is aimed at supporting this vision: Okinawa--and indeed, the rest of the world--free from the existence of violent and destructive mil...itary bases.

Creating a strong connection of love and peace between Tokyo and Okinawa, this event will express solidarity with the 『PEACE MUSIC FESTA 2010』, which will be held October 30th-31st in Henoko, Okinawa.

The event will include a talk by television journalist Kanehira Shigenori. A booth will also be onsite from Yuntaku Takae, a Tokyo-based group offering support to the sit-in movement to stop the construction of U.S. military helipads near Takae Village in Okinawa’s Yanbaru “Broccoli” Forest.

Come join us for an afternoon and evening of music, film, discussion--and peace that transcends all borders!

Date: Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Time: 15:00 (Doors open at OPEN 14:30)
Venue: Eats and Meets Cay, Spiral Hall B1F (5-6-23 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Telephone: 03-3498-5790 
Entry: ¥3,500 (¥2500 for those who reserve in advance at

Performing Artists:

Wataru Oguma (Jintaramuta)

Utsumi Yoko
& Kawamura Hiroshi (formerly of Soul Flower Union)



Shisas (Ryukyu folk music)

Takeru (roots reggae)

monk beat

Likkle Mai (Band Style)


"Kichi wa iranai, doko nimo" ("We don't need any
military bases, anywhere!") by Kobayashi Atsushi
(short version)

"Yanbaru kara no messeji" ("Message from Yanbaru")
by Higa Masato

The event blog (in Japanese)is here.

- The Peace Carnival Organizing Committee
With support from Peace Not War Japan

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