Japan

01.09.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

The Street – Japan: I come here today so very angry

The Street – Japan: I come here today so very angry

Despite opposition from a majority of the Japanese people, the government is forcing this through, without a doubt, the work of a dictatorship. But, this sight before me right now really fills me with hope. Whether this country will permit a dictatorship or protect our democracy until … »

15.08.2015 Tony Henderson

Japan’s emperor voices ‘deep remorse’ over war

Japan’s emperor voices ‘deep remorse’ over war

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of its World War II surrender Saturday with about 7,000 people at the ceremonials and observing a period of silence at noon in Nippon Budokan, a hall in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. Exactly 70 years ago, same time same day, the recorded voice of Emperor Hirohito, … »

06.08.2015 Pressenza Budapest

5 seconds: A reflection on Hiroshima

5 seconds: A reflection on Hiroshima

At a press conference on the 5th of August organised by the Greek branch of World without Wars and Violence and the Greek peace campaigner Panos Trigazis, in Athens, Nikos Stergiou gave this reflection on the Hiroshima bombing and it’s continued ramifications today. I close my eyes and I count … »

06.08.2015 Pressenza Budapest

City of Hiroshima Peace Declaration

City of Hiroshima Peace Declaration

In our town, we had the warmth of family life, the deep human bonds of community, festivals heralding each season, traditional culture and buildings passed down through history, as well as riversides where children played. At 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, all of that was destroyed by a single atomic … »

13.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Save Japan’s Peace Constitution

Save Japan’s Peace Constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Save Japan’s Peace Constitution Global Article 9 Campaign [Read this in French. Also find a previous version in Japanese, Korean,Chinese, Spanish, and Russian.] Today, Japan’s peace constitution is … »

04.06.2015 Tony Robinson

Increasing tension in the South China Sea

Increasing tension in the South China Sea

An increasingly tense situation is developing between many countries in the Far East at the moment. China this week has been criticised by the USA for reclaiming land and building harbours and airstrips in the South China Sea. The dispute goes back to the end of the Second World War … »

02.06.2015 Bruce K. Gagnon

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

The right-wing newspaper, Washington Times, ran a piece on Monday entitled “The other side to the Okinawa story: The ‘All Okinawa’ opposition to US military presence [occupation] is a leftist ruse”. The hit piece was written by Robert Eldridge (former political affairs and public diplomacy officer, Marine Corps Installations Pacific … »

14.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Atrocities, Insults, and “Jeep Girls”

Atrocities, Insults, and “Jeep Girls”

Controversy continues to surround various military occupations in East Asia in the 20th century. Specifically, the connection between military occupation and sex work carried out by women in the occupied countries remains highly fraught. While the Japanese occupations of Korea and China have sparked the most fervent and intractable of the … »

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