This is a free bulletin board for events and activities related to the victims during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Invasion (1931-1945),
espeically the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.
Please enclose contact number and e-mail address in your posting.
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 19:40:05 -0400 From: Ignatius Ding(need Email-980416)
To: email@example.com Subject: Press Release Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War Website http://WWW.SJWar.Org/, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 2066, Cupertino, CA 95015-2066, Phone: (415) 398-7758 Press Release June 9, 1998 The Forgotten Holocaust in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1945 Japan's Germ Warfare in WW II What: An exhibition of photographs of Unit 731, Japan s secret wartime human experimentation program, and other examples of aggression against Asian countries during World War II. Where: Navy Library, Avenue B, Treasure Island, San Francisco (behind the Chapel). When: Grand Opening July 5, 1998, 2 p.m. Exhibit July 5 through July 19, 1998 Hours: Sunday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is part of the world tour of the exhibition, which includes testimony by former Japanese soldiers and members of Unit 731. The exhibition is organized by the Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WW II in Asia. The Bay Area presentation is sponsored by the Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War The exhibit includes video programs and photography of numerous atrocities committed by the Japanese military in China and other Asian and Pacific nations, such as the biochemical warfare lab experiments and battlefield deployments, military sexual slavery, Nanking Massacre, killing and torturing of Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees. In addition, there is an exhibit of WW II era stamp collection. Free admission. Directions: Take the Bay Bridge (Interstate 80) and exit at Treasure Island. Stay on Avenue of Palms, go straight after entering the front gate, turn right to California Avenue, turn left to Avenue B by the Naval Chapel. The library is on the left. Public transportation available -- call (415) 398-7758 for information. Please visit our website at http://www.sjwar.org for additional information.
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 13:54:40 -0400 From: Ignatius Ding(need Email-980416)
To: email@example.com Subject: Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: May 5, 1998 Gregory Rodriquez 202 625-0583 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (For information about Iris Chang, call Sabrina Bracco 212 207 7656) PRESS AND CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON THE RAPE OF NANKING: IMPLICATIONS FOR 1998 --Washington, DC. Iris Chang, award-winning author of the best-seller Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust, will brief Congressional staff and the press at a panel on Japanese War Crimes during World War II: Implications for the U.S. in 1998 on Friday, May 8, 1998. The briefing, which is co-sponsored by the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues and the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus, will be held from 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. in the U.S. Senate Russell Office Building, Room 385. The purpose of the briefing is to provide information about atrocities that resulted in the rapes and deaths of hundreds of thousands Asian civilians during World War II, as well as biological weapon experiments conducted on living U.S. soldiers who were POWs imprisoned by the Japanese military. Despite the confessions of some of those responsible for war crimes, the vast majority of the Japanese war criminals were never prosecuted by the U.S. and its Allies, and many became well-respected members of the Japanese medical establishment and government. In the U.S. today, the majority of history books fail to mention the more than 80,000 Chinese women who were raped and the more than 260,000 Chinese men, women, and children who were murdered in Nanking during the few weeks following the Chinese surrender to the Japanese military. Iris Chang will briefly describe the rape of Nanking, and the cover-up that followed. Dr. Robert Donihi, an American prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials who is also the last surviving U.S. prosecutor from the Tokyo war crimes trials following World War II, will describe why the U.S. did not support the prosecution of Japanese war criminals and will discuss strategies of how the U.S. government can finally set the historical record straight. Sulia Chan, who as an NGO representative has worked with the U.N. to seek justice for the Asian women who were forced into sexual slavery ("Comfort Women") during World War II, will briefly describe Congressional efforts to seek justice for those women. Gregory Rodriquez, the son of an American POW who was imprisoned by the Japanese military in Mukden, China, will describe the failure of the U.S. government to acknowledge that American POWs were guinea pigs in biological experiments conducted by their Japanese captors.
FCSPC Held Conference on Japanese Holocaust From: Long Chen
2/2/98 The Federation of Chinese Students and Professionals in Canada, along with Ontario Chapter of Global Alliance for Perserving World War II History and Hong Kong Veteran Association as well as other Chinese communities, held a conference on Japanese holocaust on February 1st in Metro Hall, Toronto. The purpose of the conference is to reveal the truth to the public as this miserable history is rarely known outside of Asia. Since the second print of Iris Chang's book in December 1997, The Rape of Nanking - a Forgotten Holocaust, FCSPC has launched a campaign to encourage its members across Canada to buy the books and donate them to the public libraries. In the Toronto area, FCSPC's call for donation has received enthusiastic responses and participation. During the conference, FCSPC donated 65 books, worth $2,500, to Ms. Gabriele Lundeen, CEO of Toronto Public Library.
I represent a student organization in Princeton University which is organizing a conference to be held at the end of the year to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre. We've invited many experts in the field to participate, and also intend to have a photo exhibition and a film series. Thus far, the level of support from the academic community has been very encouraging. Our website contains a brief decription of our goals, the schedule of events, and a page of links (including one to your website). We'd be grateful if you could link to our site so that the conference will be publicized. Thanks.
Here are the details:
Academic conference to be held in Nov 97 at Princeton University to mark the 60th anniversary of the Rape of Nanking.
Please email me if you have any questions
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 14:37:59 -0800 From: Ignatius Ding
Global Alliance For Preserving The History Of WW-II In Asia P.O. Box 2066, Cupertino, California 95015 U.S.A. International Symposium on Japanese Responsibility of WW II Atrocities Fairchild Auditorium, Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto, California USA December 6 - December 8, 1996 Conference Agenda December 6, 1996 (Friday) ========================= Time Program Speaker(s) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 09:00 Opening Remarks M/C Iris Chang, Jinjun Cao Welcome APTSJW Chair Betty Yuan Memorial Program: Poem Reading Lisa Yang Musical Performance Zhongjian Sun Silent Memorial of Victims of Japanese WW II Atrocities Alliance Chairman's Remarks Andrew H.K. Tu Keynote Speech: "The Unfinished Business" Samuel Yang 09:30 The Reincarnation of Japanese Militarism Tsuin-Ho Kwoh 09:50 Historical Background of the Diaoyutai Yue-Him Tam Islands 10:10 Review and Future Prospect of the Diaoyutai Richard Chu Islands Dispute 10:30 Break 10:50 International Laws & Treaties: Compensation Karen Parker for War Victims 11:20 Pending Litigations and Claims (Filed by Etsuro Totsuka, Chinese and other Asian Victims) Yat-Hing Ng 11:50 Legal Bases for Cases Pending in Japanese Gilbert Hair Courts (Filed by Former Allied POWs and Internees) 12:20 Lunch & Writer's Forum Frank Hsu* 13:50 New Discovery of Japanese Biochemical Takao Matsumura*, Hiromitsu Warfare During WW II Masuda, Eisuke Matsui, Wang Xuan, Miwa Ichinose 15:10 Japan's Germ Warfare in Zhejiang During Shijie Ying the War 15:40 Break 16:00 American WW II Veterans' Legal Claims and Gregory Rodriguez the U.N. Resolutions for the "Survivors of Hirohito's Holocaust." 16:30 International Laws on Wars and Military Yu-Long Ling Conflicts 17:00 Pursuing for Redress and Distributing Yu-Hwa Wei Atonement Funds 17:30 Recess 18:00 Dinner Banquet at the Ming's of Palo Alto Recognition of the Most Outstanding Andrew H.K. Tu* Contributors Regional Activity and Progress Reports Member Organizations December 7, 1996 (Saturday) =========================== Time Program Speaker(s) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 09:00 Destruction of Chinese Intellectual Jianmin Zhao Properties During the War 09:30 Unforgivable Ordeal of a British POW John Owen Edwards 10:00 Japanese "Center of Disease Control" Yong Xu in Northern China 10:30 Break Penal Discussions: ================== 10:50 1A. Public Education on the History of the Theresa Chao*, Leland Yee, Sino-Japanese War and Atrocities Ke-Lin Yang, Peter Hsia, (Schools, Public Forums, Books and Young Shi Other Media) 1B. Workshop and Case Study: How to Karen Parker*, Gilbert Hair Prepare and Pursue Legal Cases Seeking for Redress from the Japanese Government. 1C. Chinese Government's Position on Reparation Issues 12:10 Lunch & Nominating Alliance Officers Ping Tcheng* (1996 - 1998) 13:40 2A. From Tours of Photography Exhibit Charles Shao*, Betty Lu, to Permanent Museum Displays T.C. Peng, Jesse Feng, Thekla Lit 2B. Establish Global Project Team Seeking Sulia Chan*, Ping Tcheng, Redress from the Japanese Government Kian Seng Soon, Lien-Fu Kuo, Ignatius Ding 15:00 Break 15:10 3A. Establishment and Utilization of a Andrew H.K. Tu*, Tsuin-Ho Permanent Foundation Kwoh, John Tsu, David Tsang, C.C. Tian 3B. Mainstream Media Campaign Workshop KaiMay Yuen Terry*, Ignatius Ding, Daniel Kwan, Gregory Rodriguez, Jinjun 16:30 Break 16:40 4A. Military Sexual Slavery by Japan: Byong Moon Kim Movement Seeking Justice for Victims Bi-Ching Chang and Its Implications Demands by the surviving victims 4B. Chinese & Japanese Legislative David Chien*, Kuen-Chen Fu, Representatives Kuo-Yu Han, Shoji Motooka 17:30 Recess 18:00 Dinner Banquet & Introduce New Officers Ping Tcheng* (1996 - 1998) 19:30 Viewing Docudrama Film: "Black Sun II: T.F. Mou Rape of Nanking" December 8, 1996 (Sunday) ========================= Time Program Speaker(s) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 09:00 Recognizing Japan's War Aggression: Peace Akiko Tsutsui Activities in Japanese and Asian-American Communities 09:20 Sino-Japanese Reconciliation: An American Roy Wolff Perspective 09:40 Pre-requisites of Sino-Japanese Qiqian Zhou Reconciliation 10:00 Historical Impact of the "Nanjing Massacre" Zhaiwei Sun and Related Subjects 10:20 Break 10:40 International Media Campaign and Gilbert Hair Congressional Lobbying 11:00 Summary Reports and Project Proposals Ignatius Ding* 11:40 Conclusion Yue-Him Tam 12:00 Closing Remarks M/C Iris Chang, Jinjun Cao Memorial Service for the Victims of the James Yin*, Hong Rong "Nanjing Massacre" 12:30 Farewell Lunch * Denotes Session Moderator
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 18:12:30 -0700
From: Ignatius Ding
Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War
P.O. Box 2066, Cupertino, CA 95015-2066
What: The Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War will sponsor a memorial musical performance and a photo exhibit to commemorate the 65th anniversary of "The Mukden Incident" - the beginning of the fall of Manchuria, the northeastern region of China, to the brutal Japanese invasion forces in 1931.
Where: Chinese Cultural Center, 750 Kearny St., 3/F, San Francisco Chinatown. Phone: (415) 398-7758. Alternative No.: (415) 668-1769/(408) 973-0688.
When: Performance - 2:00 to 4:00PM, September 8, 1996 (Sunday). Exhibit - September 7 to September 15, 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Closed on Monday, September 9.
The show will feature a number of accomplished performing artists from China and local groups from the Chinese American community.
Admission to both events is free. Tickets for the 9/8 event will be available to the public as follows (limited to 2 tickets per request):
- send a stamped, self-addressed envelop to APTSJW, PO Box 2066, Cupertino, CA 95015-2066, or
- stop by the APTSJW SF Office at 811 Sacramento Street, San Francisco (Phone: 415-398-7758), 10AM and 2PM, Mon. through Fri.
I am a Japanese graduate student in psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I organize the following workshop in July, and look for more Asian participants, especially Chinese and Korean people. If anybody in your group are interested in this workshop, please contact me, email@example.com. We can offer scholarship.
Exploring the Root of Denial of "the Other"
- Accusation, Denial, and Transformation- Awareness and Resolution Workshop on East Asian Experiences and World War II
In the cross-cultural relationship, we often treat people from the different culture as "the Other," and have a tendency to deny the fact that they are the same human being. Towards the next century, for the global community, it is necessary to go beyond such an attitude, but, for that purpose, we first have to face the complicated and often unfortunate history from the past and to explore what made us to treat the same human being as "the Other."
In this Asian Worldwork, we first focus on the relationships among Asian countries; especially, the deep hurt of Asian people caused by what Japan did during the first half of this century, which has never been fully acknowledged, and has left unresolved through this century. Arnold and Amy Mindell, through individual work and group work, will help us to become aware of our deeper feelings about these issues, and to express them to each other. Then, we hope to investigate how the denial of "the Other" casts shadow both on the cross-cultural tensions, and on the today's social issues such as children's suicide, terrorism, environmental destructions, and etc. The encounter of people in a deeper level will help us to realize that denial of "the Other" is not the issue only among Asians. We believe that learning from this is also useful to explore the root of today's tensions and conflicts between Asians and Americans
Arnold and Amy Mindell, Ph.D. the renowned originators of Process Oriented Psychology (POP), began process work with individuals and families, and have developed it as Worldwork for large groups, especially with multi-ethnic groups. POP helps us to become aware of what we are feeling at a certain moment, how we are reacting, and then to express these feelings to each other. Expressing these feelings can be frightening, but it release creative, even caring energy, and this is the only way to genuine growth. POP has been practiced in more than 30 countries all over the world.
Date: July 4th & 5th. (9:00~17:00)
Place: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco.
Fee: $175 (Scholarship is available)
Information: Kenji School of California, 415-239-2917
*This workshop is a project of Inochi, U.S. Non-profit organization.
What: Representatives of APTSJW will meet with Vice President Al Gore, Jr. in a private reception during a local fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee.
Where: Home of George and Judith Marcus in Los Altos Hills, California.
When: 6:30-8:00PM, April 29, 1996 (Monday).
Mr. Gore will be the guest of honor for the evening. He will listen and exchange information with local political, business, and community leaders in several one- on-one private sessions.
APTSJW has prepared a whitepaper expressing its grave concern over the announcement of the expanded U.S.-Japanese joint security alliance during President Clinton's recent visit this month. The announcement indicates U.S. administration's support of the expansion of Japan's military capability and its role in the region - a development that will have certain negative and serious consequences.
APTSJW will also inform Mr. Gore its objection to American government's support of Japan's attempt to seek a permanent seat in the U.N. Security Council before it will formally apologize and pay atonements for its atrocious acts during the Sino-Japanese War.
In Memory of Victims of Nanjing Massacre, and commemorate the "9-18", there will be a screening of the movie "In the Name of the Emperor (Remembering Nanjing 1937)" in the Auditorium of (OISE) Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, on Sunday, September 17, 1995, 2:00 pm. The address is 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto.
The event is sponsored by the Alliance in Memory of Victims of Nanjing Massacre (Toronto Chapter). There is a suggested minimum donation of $10 for the ticket, and also $50 for the Video.
For information or ticket, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dick Chan at (416) 241-0719.