10,000 Protest THAAD in Seoul; Anti-THAAD Petition to White House Surpasses 100,000

8/15/16 On August 14, 10,000 people gathered at City Hall Plaza in Seoul to protest the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. The National Taskforce to Oppose THAAD Deployment in South Korea mobilized a nationwide peace action to demand the South Korean government and the U.S. immediately rescind their decision to deploy the THAAD system in South Korea. The peace action took place just one day before the 71st anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonization.

China, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Drill in South China Sea

China, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Drill in South China Sea

7/28/16 China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, the defence ministry said on Thursday, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant’s extensive claims in the area.

ACTION: President Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima

4/21/16 Many of you have followed the reports about Secretary of State Kerry’s meeting with other G-7 foreign ministers in Hiroshima. It was long on photo ops and symbolism, but totally lacking in recognizing the human consequences of nuclear weapons or making progress toward nuclear disarmament.

Beijing Summons Envoys to Protest against G7 Statement on Sea Disputes

Beijing Summons Envoys to Protest against G7 Statement on Sea Disputes

4/14/16 The foreign ministry summoned top diplomatic representatives from the Group of Seven (G7) ­advanced economies to protest against a statement issued by their foreign ministers this week on territorial disputes in the East and South China seas.

Russia Refuses to Budge on Stance on Northern Territories

Russia Refuses to Budge on Stance on Northern Territories

4/13/16 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated his nation’s hard-line stance that keeps a long-standing territorial dispute with Japan separate from negotiations for a bilateral peace treaty.

Philippines, Vietnam to Explore Joint Patrols in South China Sea: Officials

Philippines, Vietnam to Explore Joint Patrols in South China Sea: Officials

4/13/16 Defense officials from the Philippines and Vietnam were to meet this week to explore possible joint exercises and navy patrols, military sources said, shoring up a new alliance between states locked in maritime rows with China.

1st Visit Set by Nuclear Powers Top Diplomats to Hiroshima Park

1st Visit Set by Nuclear Powers Top Diplomats to Hiroshima Park

4/3/16 In a symbolic first, the foreign ministers of nuclear powers in the Group of Seven will visit a peace park marking the 1945 atomic bombing on this western Japan city when they gather here this month.

U.N. Chief Meets with Comfort Women; Rights Chief Calls Japan-South Korea Deal ‘Insufficient’

U.N. Chief Meets with Comfort Women; Rights Chief Calls Japan-South Korea Deal ‘Insufficient’

3/12/16 The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Friday with Gil Won-ok, one of the less than 50 surviving victims of Japan’s wartime military-run brothel system known as “comfort women.”

American Youth for Article 9

2/22/16 This holiday season, Bostonians came together to learn about the Japanese Constitution, in which Japan renounces war as a means of settling international disputes. Unfortunately, the Japanese government is trying to reinterpret Article 9, against the will of over 50% of Japanese, so Japan can once again go to war. Here is what Bostonians had to say to Japanese fighting to protect Article 9.

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