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Sunday, June 03, 2007

(Japanese/English) Documentary Film 'Against Coercion' ドキュメンタリー映画 「君が代不起立」

Announcement of Film Screening: Against Coercion - Refusing to Stand for "Kimigayo"

「日の丸・君が代」強制に反対し、抵抗を続ける教師たちを追ったドキュメンタリー映画の英語字幕版を上映します。

This is a film about the teachers who have been penalized for refusing to stand up when the national anthem "kimigayo" was played at school ceremonies. Kimigayo is a song that praises the Emperor, and is by many considered to be a symbol of the war-time Japanese militarism.


『君が代 不起立』 Against Coercion
(87 minutes, 2006)

企画・制作 ビデオプレス Produced by Video Press
日時: 6月12日(火) 午後8時から
Date and Time: 8:00 PM, Tuesday June 12th
場所:ピース・フィロソフィー・センター (ノースバンクーバー)
Place: Peace Philosophy Centre in North Vancouver
カンパ目安:3ドル
Suggested Donation: $3.00
定員:20名
Capacity: 20 seats
参加希望の方は RSVP to: info@peacephilosophy.com までどうぞ。


If you would like to familiarize yourself with the debate over the coercion of the national anthem(kimigayo) and flag (hinomaru) at Japanese schools, the following articles might be helpful.


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