2010年04月21日

April 25 Rally

Hawaii Okinawa Alliance: Candlelight Peace Vigil for Okinawa

Date: April 25, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Purpose: Sunset Candlelight Peace Vigil for Okinawa
Location: Japanese Consulate Honolulu
Nu`uanu Avenue & Kuakini

This Sunday in Okinawa, as well as throughout Japan, Washington, D.C. and here in O`ahu, hundreds of thousands of supporters of demilitarizing Okinawa will be rallying to close down Futenma Marine Corps Air station in the middle of urban Ginowan City, as well as to oppose all further US military base constructions in Okinawa, particularly the proposed port in Henoko Bay. We will be showing our solidarity with the people of Okinawa, as well as all peace-seeking peoples longing for a world without militarism or foreign colonization.

This will be a simple candlelight vigil in front of the Japanese Consulate, at the mentioned intersection. Feel free to bring candles, signs, ribbons, musical instruments, etc. This will not be a “protest” per se, as the Consulate will surely be closed, but rather a simple act of solidarity and fellowship with those rallying in Okinawa. Street parking is available but limited on adjacent streets by park; carpooling or taking bus is recommended. If anything, just come & bring friends and family!

As you may know, US forces invaded Okinawa in 1945 to fight Imperial Japan, and have never left, instead imposing US military bases on approximately 20% of Okinawa Islands best, limited land, and are proposing to build yet more! Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld described Futenma as one of the most dangerous airfields in the world, surrounded by neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, etc. that have endured the bases for decades, despite promises by the US to close down the outdated facilities. The previous US and Japanese government administrations conspired to relocate Futenma partially in rural, northern Okinawa on pristine reef home to endangered species such as the dugong, and are insisting on this construction particularly by the Obama administration now. The current Japanese Prime Minister, Hatoyama, will be making a decision in May on whether to go forward with the construction despite vehement, majority opposition in Okinawa; thus, this is why the vigils are taking place in Okinawa, with national and international support.

Your support will directly go to the solidarity with the people of Okinawa! Mahalo & may peace reign on Okinawa, Hawai`i, Guam and the 160 nations burdened with foreign US military!

For more info: Jamie @ 728-0062 or email Pete: dok@riseup.net Your ideas, energy, resources, etc. is welcomed!

Pete Shimazaki Doktor, Jamie Oshiro & Rinda Yamashiro
HOA (Hawai`i Okinawa Alliance)
Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee-Hawai`i
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2007年07月23日

Sit in on the Sea

“Sit-in on the Sea (2006; 48 min.)” will debut on local public airwaves, on community television broadcasting, `Olelo, Channel 53, NATV on Oceanic cable. This powerful bilingual (Japanese with English subtitles) documentary from Okinawa shows the spirit of Uchinanchu in their ongoing struggle with Japan for self-determination, human rights and peace, led by inspiring elders.

Here are the scheduled airdates, all on Channel 53:
7/16/07 Mon 10:00pm
7/17/07 Tue 8:00 am
7/30/07 Mon 4:00 pm
8/6/07 Mon 10:00pm


NOTE: It is also possible to watch this film at the indicated times of airing via webstreaming at www.olelo.org by
clicking on NATV under“Olelonet." To convert your time zone to Hawai`i zone, see:
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/

In addition, the film will play at the Jikoen Hongwanji (1731 N. School & Likelike Hwy, in Honolulu) on August 3, at 7 pm, followed with discussion.
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2007年06月16日

Irei no Hi 2007

SURVIVORS SHARE WAR EXPERIENCES AT OKINAWA BATTLE MEMORIAL

War survivors will share testimonies of the 62nd anniversary of bloodiest battle in the Pacific, the Battle of Okinawa, when approximately a quarter million lives, largely civilian, were lost.

Saturday, June 23, 2007, 10am ~ noon; doors open at 9:30am for film & displays

1731 N. School Street (& Likelike Hwy.); Honolulu, Hawai`i; 96819.

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Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" at UH

Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" at UH
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Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" at HOC

Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" in Genealogy Club meeting at Hawaii Okinawa Center on May 18, 2007.
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Irei no Hi 2006

Irei no Hi 2006 was held at Hawaii Okinawa Center
on June 22, from 6:30PM.
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Nuchi du Takara: The Struggle for Peace & Life in Okinawa

OKINAWAN LEADERS TO DISCUSS RESISTANCE TO US MILITARY BASES


People on O'ahu will have a rare opportunity to hear leaders from two Okinawan communities heavily impacted by U.S. military bases discuss their movement to counter the destructive impacts of these bases.

Nuchi Du Takara : The Struggle for Peace and Life in Okinawa

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
6:30 to 8:30 pm
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Art Auditorium

Thursday, February 16, 2006
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Jikoen Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
1731 N. School St. (and Likelike Hwy)

Both events are free and open to the public.

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MAKUA VIGIL 2005

MAKUA VIGIL Monday 2005/12/26

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