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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Mayor Susumu INAMINE of Nago City, Okinawa to speak in New York City, Saturday May 17 5月17日・稲嶺進(いなみね・すすむ)名護市長ニューヨーク公開イベント 案内


名護市の稲嶺進市長が訪米し、5月17日はニューヨークにて公開イベント「沖縄米軍基地問題と日米関係」を行います。稲嶺氏は「海にも陸にも新たな米軍基地は造らせない」という演題で講演、そして「海外識者・文化人沖縄声明」の賛同者であるマーク・セルダン氏(沖縄を英語で発信し続ける『アジア太平洋ジャーナル:ジャパンフォーカス』編集コーディネーター)、スティーブ・ラブソン氏(ブラウン大学名誉教授)をコメンテーターとして迎えます。ニューヨーク近辺のお知り合いに広めてください。


US Military Bases in Okinawa and the Japan-US Relationship

 

An Afternoon with Susumu INAMINE, Mayor of Nago City, Okinawa

 

Seventy years after World War II, Okinawa, devastated as a battleground in the Pacific War (1941-45), continues to be occupied by the US military, mostly marine bases, which pose threats to safety, health, and life of people and the environment. Despite steadfast opposition by the majority of the people in Okinawa, the US and Japanese governments are forcing through their plan to build yet another marine airbase with a military port. The massive reclamation required would damage the endangered bio-diverse environment of the northeastern shore. Mayor Susumu Inamine of Nago City, site of the planned base construction, was first elected in 2010 and re-elected this January, both times on a platform of opposition to the new base. This is his second visit to the United States to lobby with policymakers and to raise awareness and encourage people in the United States to support his appeal. Please join Mayor Inamine and a panel of experts to discuss what Americans can do to bring justice and democracy back to Okinawa.

 

Time and Date:
13:00 – 15:00, Saturday, May 1 7
 
Place: 
Gallery of the Community Church of New York, 28 East 35 Street
(between Madison and Park Avenues), New York City

 

12:30   Door opens (Light refreshments will be served.)

13:00 – 15:00

              Introduction, followed by Mayor Inamine’s presentation
 

              “No New Base Will be Allowed in My City, Whether on Land or  Sea”
 

              Comments and discussion by:

                            Mark Selden, Coordinator of Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

                            Steve Rabson, Emeritus Professor of Brown University

              Followed by Questions and Answers  

 

Organized by:        New Diplomacy Initiative (NDI)

Sponsored by:       The Action for Justice Committee of Community Church

                                   Nago City

                                   Peace Philosophy Centre

Inquiry:                   Akifumi Matsuzaki ndinitiative6@gmail.com

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