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TITLE: Discussion on Remembering the Tsushima Maru 75 years Later
In reaction to global Western imperialism, Imperial Japan prepared to
sacrifice the recently colonized sovereign nation of Ryūkyū, renamed it
Okinawa prefecture and used them as a firewall to stall an impending US
invasion into Japan proper.
TITLE: Discussion on Getting a Job in the Munitions Factory
According to The Guardian, of the 260 million cluster bomblets that rained
down on Laos between 1964 and 1973 particularly on Xieng Khouang province,
80 million failed to explode.The Global Post reports that as of 2009 about
7000 people have been injured or killed by explosives left from the Vietnam
War era in the Vietnamese Quang Tri Province alone.
TITLE: Discussion on U.S. veterans to request GAO investigation of Henoko
Veterans for Peace—Ryukyu Okinawa Chapter Kokusai President Douglas Lummis
and members held a press conference at Okinawa’s prefectural press club on
July 25. The group announced VFP-ROCK’s intentions to submit a new
resolution for approval at the 34th National Convention of Veterans For
Peace, which will be held in Spokane WA next month. They seek to halt the
construction of the new base in Henoko Nago City with the new resolution.
TITLE: Discussion on My body was not mine, but the US military’s
Rightwing Japanese revisionists cluelessly argue that it is wrong to
single out Japan for what the US and Korea also have done. They are right
in sense: patriarchy is not limited to Japan. And it is hypocritical for
Americans to point the finger at Japan while it absolves itself of all
wrongs. This goes for both the abuse of women as well as murder that is
routinely viewed as “serving your country”.
TITLE: Discussion on Japan and Korea Relations
A surprising number of people in Japan don’t seem to know much about
atrocities committed by Japan during the Pacific War [and that] the group
of right-wing nationalists, Shinto cultists likely racists and historical
revisionists that form Nippon Kaigi –and Abe’s hardcore base – have sought
to rewrite Japanese history and textbooks for decades.
TITLE: Discussion on Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics are showing the nightmare
waiting for L.A. in 2028
Something unprecedented is happening this week in Japan. Activists from
around the world are convening for the first-ever transnational
anti–Olympics summit. Tokyo protest groups have teamed up with those from
recent host cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Pyeongchang, South Korea and
future hosts including Los Angeles. The summit coincides with the one-year
mark before the Tokyo Summer Olympics open on July 24, 2020.
TITLE: Discussion on 九州２０ヵ所猛毒除草剤埋設 ベトナム戦争の枯れ葉剤成分 (Dioxin buried around
Japanese government buried 2, 4 5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid produced at
Omuta factory all around Japan. Kitakyushu City University researcher
speculates it was Japanese government policy to sell this chemical to the
US military for use in the production of Agent Orange by mixing with
2,4-D-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Official use according to the government
TITLE: Discussion on Rape in Japan is a crime but justice is rarely
served. A Non-Arrest & Shiori Ito’s Full Statement
New allegations have raised the possibility that the administration may
have gone so far as to quash a rape investigation on behalf of a close
friend of [Prime Minister] Abe: the dapper, hipster-bearded broadcast
journalist Noriyuki Yamaguchi, who also penned two laudatory books on the
TITLE: Discussion on CIA: How to shape Okinawan public opinion on the U.S.
military presence (by Jon Mitchell)
In 2012, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Center published a
manual for U.S. officials advising them on how to shape Okinawan public
opinion about the large U.S. military presence on their island. Categorized
For Official Use Only, the 60-page CIA report is titled A Master Narratives
Approach to Understanding Base Politics in Okinawa....
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