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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

February 9 Event in Surrey 2月9日 ホワイトロックでの集まりのご案内

This is an announcement of an event in White Rock on Saturday February 9 (1:30 PM) . Satoko will talk about her visit to Nanjing in December 2007, where the 70th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre was commemorated. This event will be held primarily in Japanese.



寒い毎日が続くと思ったらやはり雪。皆さん、お元気でしょうか。

2008年初回の集まりのお知らせです。昨年末に乗松聡子さんが南京を訪問されました。東中国では上海に次ぐ大都市の南京は昨年、南京事件70周年を迎えました。今回は聡子さんの目を通した南京のお話を聞きます。ホームステイ、地元の若者との触れ合い、リニューアルオープンした記念館、TBSで報道された南京事件に関する番組にもふれていただきます。今、注目の中国の興味深いお話が聞けることが楽しみです。ふるってご参加ください。

日時:  2月9日 土曜日 1:30 PM
場所:  ホワイトロックで行います。

参加ご希望の方に詳細をお送りします。

whiterock@peacephilosophy.com にメール下さい。


Seiko, Mariko, & Kyoko

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A New Year Update

A belated Happy New Year! For those who check this blog frequently, I apologize for not posting so frequently these days, and thank you for your patience. It will still take a few more weeks until I am settled in the new house and will have sold my old house. Our first event this year will be held on Saturday February 9th in Surrey, where I talk about my trip to Nanjing, China, last December. Email info@peacephilosophy.com if you are interested in attending.

On Friday, February 29th, VSA9, or Vancouver Save Article 9, will host its first fundraising event at Pink Pearl Restaurant with Jonathan Manthorpe, a Vancouver Sun coulmnist as guest speaker. One of the purposes of this event is to raise funds to send delegates to the World Article 9 Conference, to be held in Makuhari, Japan on May 4th and 5th, 2008. Peace Philosophy Centre is one of the partnering organizations. Again, email us if you are interested.

On Saturday, March 8th, Peace Philosophy Centre will present a peace education seminar by Misako Iwashita, a former history teacher from Japan. Time, place, and other details will be posted on this blog as soon as they are determined. I will probably go back to Japan late March for a family occasion, so this will be it for the first quarter of this year. I will focus more on establishing my centre at the new location in Vancouver than on organizing as many events as I did last year. The new centre will have a small event space, an office and a library, where we will hopefully start lending books some time this year.

We have a saying in Japanese:

January goes (Ichigatsu wa iku)
February escapes (Nigatsu wa nigeru)
March leaves (Sangatsu wa saru)

This says how fast the first three months of the year go by.

Until later,

Satoko