Thursday, December 21, 2006

"Nara City Ayameike Gakuenminami " Regional appeal

Let's shine Article 9 from this region "Nara City Ayameike Gakuenminami "to the world.

The appeal for "Association of Article 9" by nine people June, 2004 such as Inoue eaves on the tenth, Takeshi Umehara, Kenzaburo Oe, Yasuhiro Okudaira, the Oda truth, Shuichi Kato, Sawati Hisae, Tsurumi assistants, and Mutsuko Miki was announced. We agree sincerely to this appeal "Article 9 of the constitution wants to shine to the world that moves violently again for the citizens in the world where peace is requested to tie to the hand it".

Old Town Nara has rich nature and a historical inheritance including a lot of cultural
heritages registered in World Heritage.
Defend the inheritance.
And, let's tell it at posterity.
Defend Constitution of Japan Article 9 that sings "Do not fight" from this Nara for that.
Then the voice.., are not you thoroughly to shine Constitution of Japan Article 9 to
the world?

How the solution of the dispute by military power is unreal is clarified recently more and more. We only do not live in "Nara City Ayameike Gakuenminami "region in the pond educational institution south, and call the appeal for "Association of Article 9" ..everybody of work.. as can the agreement.
And, one person one can do to prevent the plan of "Amendment of the constitution" that changes Japan into the country that fights again, and it appeals sincerely for all efforts to be started right now.

We know. Regrettable to have died even if some 10 million people wanted to live by you in a previous great war. There are neither a victor nor a loser in the war.

We know. Fight to no permission of the deterioration of Article 9 of "Peace is defended"
constitution important now.

We "Nara City Ayameike Gakuenminami "call for the agreement from the region in the pond educational
institution south to "Association of Article 9" appeal.

The agreement of holding fast to the Constitution of Japan above sentence and
Article 9 like the current state is expanded.

People of many tie to the hand exceeding unlike all standpoints for that.

We determined to work on the business to create the peaceful future.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

What is the association of Article 9?

An Appeal from the “Article Nine Association”
The Japanese constitution now faces a great challenge. Through the use of weapons reaching the cruelty of the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Second World War claimed over fifty million lives. As a result, the citizens of the world learned the lesson that resorting to force should never be an option, even for the purpose of resolving international disputes. Bearing an enormous responsibility for having continuously pursued a war of invasion, Japan decided to work towards realizing this global vision, and thus established a constitution including Article Nine which stipulated the renunciation of war and of military force. Yet today, half a century later, the movement to “revise” the Japanese constitution, and Article Nine in particular, has risen to the forefront with an unprecedented scale and intensity. The proponents of that movement intend for Japan to follow the United States and change into a “war-waging country.” For that reason, they authorize the use of the right to collective self-defense, dispatch the Japanese Self Defense Forces overseas, allow their use of force, and commit other such actions that, for all intents and purposes, violate the restrictions of the constitution. Moreover, they are trying to do away with such important measures and policies as the three non-nuclear principles and the ban on arms exports. Finally, in order to raise children to become leaders of a “war-waging country,” they are trying to change the Fundamental Law of Education. This essentially alters the state of the nation that the Japanese constitution has aimed to achieve, threatening to convert Japan from a country that strives to resolve conflicts without military force to a nation that prioritizes military action above all else. We cannot allow that conversion to occur. The United States’ attack on Iraq and the morass of the occupation that followed makes it clearer to us day by day that the resolution of conflict through force is unrealistic. The use of force only results in robbing a country and its people of their livelihood and of their happiness. Since the 1990s, armed interventions by major nations into regional conflicts have also failed to result in effective resolutions. That is why, in such places as Europe and Southeast Asia, efforts are being strengthened to create regional frameworks that can help to resolve conflicts through diplomacy and dialogue. Today, as we question our path in the 21st century based on the lessons of the 20th, the importance of grounding diplomacy on Article Nine emerges with renewed clarity. To call the dispatch of Self Defense Forces into countries that do not welcome it an “international contribution” is nothing more than arrogance.Based on Article Nine, Japan needs to develop ties of friendship and cooperation with the peoples of Asia and other regions, and change a diplomatic stance that only prioritizes a military alliance with the United States. Japan must play an active role in the tide of world history by exercising its autonomy and acting in a pragmatic manner. It is precisely because of Article Nine that Japan can engage its partner nations in peaceful diplomacy while respecting their various positions, and collaborate with them in the fields of economy, culture, science and technology. In order to join hands with all peace-seeking citizens of the globe, we feel that we must strive to shine the light of Article Nine upon this turbulent world. To that end, each and every citizen, as sovereign members of this country, needs to personally adopt the Japanese constitution, with its Article Nine, and reaffirm their belief in it through their daily actions. This is a responsibility that the sovereign members share for the future state of their country. Thus, in the interest of a peaceful future for Japan and the world, we would like to appeal to each and every citizen to come together for the protection of the Japanese constitution: You must begin making every possible effort to thwart these attempts at “constitutional revision,” and you must begin today.
June 10, 2004
Hisashi Inoue (author) Takeshi Umehara (philosopher) Kenzaburo Oe (author)
Yasuhiro Okudaira (constitution scholar) Makoto Oda (author) Shuichi Kato (critic)
Hisae Sawachi (author) Shunsuke Tsurumi (philosopher) Mutsuko Miki (UN Women’s Society)

Our desire

The “Article 9 Association” strives to shine the light of Article 9 upon this turbulent world,in order to join hands with the peace-seeking citizens of the world.
Our “Ayameike Gakuenminami area Article 9 Association” meeting also has a similar idea.

Old capital from Nara, the Japan constitution 9th provision probably will be protected

Nice to meet you.
it is the group which does the motion that we in the area of the Japanese Nara prefecture Nara city Ayameike Gakuenminami area, “probably will protect the Japan constitution ninth provision”.