PRESS RELEASE (also attached as PDF) ========================================================================= Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War May 2008, Makuhari Messe ========================================================================= Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war as a means of settling international disputes and prohibits the … [Read more...] about Article 9 Press Conference
from THE ZEIT GIST (Japan Times) By JOHN SPIRI First in a two-part series World Food Day, celebrated every Oct. 16, was established by the U.N. to highlight issues such as food scarcity, agricultural pollution, and food distribution problems that still plague much of the world. So what does that have to do with Japan? Plenty, says Charles McJilton of Second Harvest Japan … [Read more...] about Japan faces hunger pains as poor slip through net
Hello Everyone!On Sunday 14th October Spring will be holding an event at 4pm at Heaven's Door Shimokitazawa to help raise awareness of the fight of the teachers who are opposing the singing of Kimigayo in schools.One of the key figures in the campaign, Junko Kawarai, who features in the documentary "Against Coercion: Refusing to Stand for Kimigayo" will be … [Read more...] about Tokyo Spring: Supporting the teachers opposing the singing of Kimigayo in schools
Saturday November 3, 1:00-3:00pm"The Iraq Crisis as a Global Crisis"A discussion over brunch with Middle East expert and authorProfessor Juan Cole * still looking for a translator so that we can have Japanese consecutively.Location: Fujimama's in Harajukuhttp://www.fujimamas.com/contact-map.htmlCost - 4000 yen (2000 yen for students with a valid ID),includes … [Read more...] about Announcement: “The Iraq Crisis as a Global Crisis” in Harajuku
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