- 2014/05/20 Tue.
Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
(Please also check the event at the Cato Institute (DC), Monday, May 19th from 11:30 am as well asthe event in NY on May 17th)
Seventy years after World War II, Okinawa, devastated as a battleground in the Pacific War (1941-45), continues to be occupied by the US military, mostly marine bases, which pose threats to safety, health, and life of people and the environment. Despite steadfast opposition by the majority of the people in Okinawa, the US and Japanese governments are forcing through their plan to build yet another marine airbase with a military port. The massive reclamation required would damage the endangered bio-diverse environment of the northeastern shore. Mayor Susumu Inamine of Nago City, site of the planned base construction, was first elected in 2010 and re-elected this January, both times on a platform of opposition to the new base. This is his second visit to the United States to lobby with policymakers and to raise awareness in the United States to support his appeal. Please join Mayor Inamine and a panel of experts to discuss the critical issue.
A Discussion with Nago City Mayor Susumu Inamine and Member of the Japanese House of Representatives (Okinawa) Denny Tamaki
Organized by: Busboys and Poets & New Diplomacy Initiative (ND)
Inquiry: Busboys and Poets, phone: 202-387-7638
New Diplomacy Initiative, email@example.com
Mayor Inamine’s visit to New York and Washington DC is coordinated by the New Diplomacy Initiative (http://www.nd-initiative.org/). Inquiry about the delegation can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org