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16 Oct 2009

World March event in Tokyo on Monday, Oct.19, to feature peace talks, musical performances and more

Date: Monday, October 19th
Time: 6:30-9PM
Venue: Yoyogi Hachiman Kumin-Kaikan (near Yoyogi Hachiman station)
Address: Yoyogi 5-1-15, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Tel: 03-3466-3239

A map (Japanese) may be found here.
Admission: Free
Event Support: Peace Not War Japan

Teams of marchers are presently making their way across the globe as part of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, which kicked off October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday), holding events to encourage a “new, non-violent global consciousness.”

One team of marchers, which includes 15 members of varying ages and nationalities, will be in Tokyo early next week to share stories of peace actions from their home countries and in the places they have visited thus far during the march, which include Hiroshima for the meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation & Disarmament and a "Nuclear-Free World" event.

The Tokyo event will also feature musical performances by singer/peace activist Harada Shinji and the “World March Support Band”, as well as by the some of the marchers themselves. In addition, there will be a talk session by peace activists Yamada Sei (Aman no kai) and Hoshikawa Mari (“Be-In” peace events), who will share advice and ideas on how we can take actions in our daily lives to help create a more peaceful world. There will also be booths with information from various peace groups, including the Yanbaru Takae Association to Protect the Broccoli Forest (a local movement in Okinawa's Yanbaru region to stop U.S. military construction), and a photo exhibition from Hirokawa Ryuichi, chief editor of the award-winning Days Japan photojournalism magazine, showing his work from Chernobyl, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The event will be held in Japanese, Spanish and English. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and interact with people who are involved in creative peace work all around the world, while also enjoying some fabulous music and other peace-related inspiration!


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