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Saturday, June 02, 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"


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
Suggested Donation: $3.00
Capacity: 20 seats
参加希望の方は RSVP to: 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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