What’s New! on WAN as of April 22, 2015

Continued Screenings of “What Are You Afraid of?”

A documentary film about the Japanese post-war feminism which was directed by MATSUI Hisako and supported by WAN, has been screened in various cities on different occasions since it was introduced at the Aichi International Women's Film Festival (AIWFF) in Nagoya on September 6, 2014.
A recent screening was held in Kyoto on April 9, which was followed by a talk between UENO Chizuko and NAKANISHI Toyoko. The upcoming screenings include the one to be held at the Gender Equal center of Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, from 10:00 am on April 25.

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This year’s AIWFF 2015 is scheduled to be held in Naogya from September 1 to 6, 2015.

Active Report about “Nuclear and Earthquake Disasters and We” 

On Sunday, April 5, Mako & Ken, who belong to Yoshimoto Creative Agency as a stand-up comedian duo named Oshidori, appeared in a talk show in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture.
Mako has been continuously attending the press conferences of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and disseminating the first-hand information on the internet, because she became suspicious about the news provided by the government or the mainstream media since 3.11 Fukushima nuclear accident.
At the press conferences, Mako, who had once majored in life science in the medical department of Tottori University, often asked questions which got to the point. Her remarks were so highly regarded overseas that she was invited to speak about what she learned after 3.11 by a German anti-nuke organization last year and by an international conference of the religion scholars this year.
On the 4.5 talk in Toyohashi, Mako & Ken kept talking for two hours about how the radio activity in the air and contamination of the water is far from under control, while showing relevant pictures.
Their talk was so informative that more people who can’t trust what is announced by the government and yet don’t know how to get access to the right information should go and listen to their talks.

Reported by TAKEMOTO Yurie

Summary Translated by FUKUOKA A. A.

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