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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Peace Activist Yumi Kikuchi's Talk in Vancouver, February 23rd

Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear Yumi Kikuchi, a prominent peace and environmental activist from Japan, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Saturday February 23rd.


Yumi and husband Gen will also talk about their organic and natural living in Japanese on February 24th. See here for details.


Yumi Kikuchi - Creating Peace: What One Person Can Do To Make A Difference -Sat. Feb 23, 2-4 PM at Unitarian Church


*Constitution of Japan Chapter II: RENUNCIATION OF WAR*
Article 9:
"Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice andorder, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereignright of the nation and the threat or use of force as means ofsettling international disputes. 2) In order to accomplish the aimof the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well asother war potential, will never be maintained. The right ofbelligerency of the state will not be recognized."


*Yumi Kikuchi - Japanese Citizen Peace & Environmental Activist and Author*


*In this exclusive Vancouver appearance, Yumi Kikuchi talks about herwide-ranging activities in Japan and abroad, for peace, justice and asustainable future, with audio-visual references to current projects.*


*WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2-4 pmWHERE: Main HallUnitarian Church of Vancouver949 West 49th Ave(NE corner of 49th & Oak)Vancouver*


*Admission by donation (pay as you can)*


Yumi Kikuchi is coming on a Peace visit to Vancouver. From her home - theCentre for Harmonic Living- where she and her husband grow most of what theyeat (rice and vegetables) organically, Yumi travels throughout Japan todeliver over 100 lectures on Peace and sustainability per year. She lefther job as a successful bond trader to promote the spirit of Japan's "PeaceConstitution" and search for more peaceful and sustainable living. In herjourney, she realized that peace can not be attained without sustainabilityand visa versa.


A Co-founder of the Global Peace Campaign, right after 9/11 Yumi started theGlobal Peace Campaign, placing full page advertisements in NY Times and LATimes with the message to Americans "War is not the way to tackleterrorism". She continues the campaign today with the website, newsletterand blog. Yumi worked to organize the Tokyo International Tribunal for WarCrimes in Afghanistan, which adjudicated the U.S. administration's use ofdepleted uranium (DU) weapons there as "crimes against humanity, genocideand omnicide."


Yumi is also a director the founder and chair of JUMP (Japan United forMinistries of Peace) and organizer of the 2007 International Department ofPeace Conference in Tokyo, the 3rd Global Summit for Ministries andDepartments of Peace held in 2007 Sep-Oct in Japan (conference in Chiba andEvents in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa), inviting advocatesof Ministries and Departments of peace in their respective 21 countries on 5continents.


Yumi is a leading figure in the 9/11 Truth movement and organized Japan'sfirst 9/11 conference, 911 Truth International Conference in Tokyo, drawingover 650 people to hear experts and witnesses discuss the events andunanswered questions of that day.


Yumi has written and translated over 10 books including Addicted To War;Butterfly; What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy; Dennis Kucinich(published in Japan only) The Legacy of Luna and The New Pearl Harbor. Shealso produced the Japanese subtitled version of the video, 911: In PlaneSite, and was instrumental in recently getting a Japanese legislator toquestion cabinet ministers about 9/11 in Japan's national legislature.


Yumi is the mother of 4, specialized in water and natural birth, naturalhealing and natural child rearing.


*Here are websites covering some of Yumi's activities:*


Yumi Kikuchi's Blog & Podcasthttp://yumikikuchi.blogspot.com/
Japan United for Ministry of Peacehttp://ministryofpeace.jp/english/index.html
Global Peace Campaign (English)http://english.globalpeace.jp/ <http://harmonicslife.net/>


*Presented by *
Vancouver 9/11 Truth Societyhttp://www.vancouver911truth.org/


Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS)http://www.peaceinspace.org/


Vancouver Save Article 9http://www.vsa9.com/



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