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In 2009, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in Southeast Asia and working closely with local communities on environment, social and human rights issues, proposed the ASEAN-Civil Society Dialogue on Environment[1] as a framework to dialogue with ASEAN.  The proposed framework asked that “ASEAN …

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Sunday and Monday, June 9 and 10, 2019. Nagoya, Kiyosu, and Kitanagoya, Aichi Prefecture WELL, LET’S TRY IT. Sate, sate, sate! (さて / Now… / So… / Well…) Ajima Midori-san, a cultural worker and artist for peace, in one of her theatrical performances. Text and Photos by Galileo de Guzman Castillo June …

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Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, 2019.Tsushima, Aisai, Inazawa, Komaki, and Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture An airplane takes off at the Nagoya Airfield. The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) shares the runway as a part of Japan Air Self-Defense Force Komaki Base (航空自衛隊小牧基地 Kōkū Jiei-tai Komaki Kichi). T …

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Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, 2019/Seto, Moriyama, Ichinomiya, and Konan, Aichi Prefecture OUR LESSON FOR TODAY IS… Written on the blackboard: We want kapayapaan! / heiwa / ピース [peace written in katakana] Text and Photos by Galileo de Guzman Castillo We humans are social beings. One of the b …

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Cristopher Villete was an active member of the peasant group Samahang Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng Barangay Sumalo (SANAMABASU) has led the struggle for land rights in a 214 hectare property claimed by the Riverforest Development Corporation, a property developer owned by the Litton Family. Press Relea …

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019/ Tokoname and Toukai, Aichi Prefecture PLANTING SEEDS OF PEACE. A farmer gives his support to the heiwa koshin. Text and Photos by Galileo de Guzman Castillo We walked about 25 kilometers from Tokoname to Toukai on the fifth day of the Aichi Peace March. But in my notes from th …

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Monday, June 3, 2019 Chiryu and Kariya, Aichi Prefecture BLUE SKY. The sun is sure to shine / For you and me for everyone / So don’t be sad it’s just the start / Of a new beginning in your life (Hale) Text and Photos by Galileo de Guzman Castillo Today, we walked from Chiryu to Kariya. The weather w …

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Sunday, June 2, 2019/Okazaki and Anjo, Aichi Prefecture BAREFOOT GEN. Gen is a Japanese name meaning “root” or “source.” Keiji Nakazawa (manga artist and writer) stated, “I named my main character Gen in the hope that he would become a root or source of strength for a new generation, one that can tr …

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 Toyohashi and Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture Text and Photos by Galileo de Guzman Castillo We walked about 34 kilometers today from Toyohashi City Hall to Gamagori City Hall to meet with local government officials and receive solidarity messages from the mayors, councillors, and m …

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Friday, May 31, 2019 /Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture and Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture ETERNAL FLAME OF PEACE. From the ashes of Hiroshima in 1945, brought to Sakuragaoka High School by an atomic bombing survivor. From left to right: Charley Sta. Maria, Galileo de Guzman Castillo, and Kobayashi-san, a “tr …

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