Peace Boat 30th Anniversary

"Travelling Around the Globe Towards our Future"
Peace Boat embarked on its first voyage in the Autumn of 1983. At that time, the world was still divided by Cold War tensions, and even traveling across national boundaries was not easy. In this climate, a group of young people got together and decided that they wanted to see the world with their own eyes and connect with people across borders. This was the beginning of Peace Boat. Thirty years have already passed since then and now Peace Boat has coordinated over 80 voyages, including 55 global voyages, sailing with more than 50 thousand people to over 180 different ports, promoting a sustainable and peaceful global society. To celebrate this important anniversary Peace Boat will hold a 30th Anniversary Event and Party entitled "Traveling Around the Globe Towards our Future". The programme will feature many Peace Boat Guest Educators, from all over the world, each renowned in their own area of expertise and who have guided us on our travels. They will join us to present Peace Boat's current and past activities. There will also be a surprise announcement about our shared vision for the future! Two events will be held on November 9, 2013 to celebrate our anniversary- a symposium in the afternoon and a party in the evening. Both will be bilingual English-Japanese.
Part One: Peace Boat 30th Anniversary Symposium We are proud to welcome renowned speakers from Japan and around the world to a symposium on topics that Peace Boat has been involved with from social, environmental and human rights issues and look to the our role for the future. Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Doors open: 13:00
Start: 13:30
Finish: 17:00 (*There will be a short interval)
Venue: Yokohama Kannai Hall, 4-42-1, Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, 231-8455
Tickets: 1500yen* Speakers include:
AMANO Fumiko (Peace & Nuclear Issues Committee NCC Japan, Hiroshima Hibakusha)
IKEDA Kayoko (Author & translator, Co-Chair, Japan Organizing Committee of Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War)
IDOGAWA Katsutaka (Former Major of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture)
SATO Kenta ("Fukushima Conference")
TAKAHASHI Tetsuya (Philosopher, Professor at University of Tokyo)
TAKEMURA Shinichi (Cultural Anthropologist, Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design)
TANAKA Yu?iEnvironmental Activist?j
TEZUKA Makoto (Visualist)
FUKATSU Takako (former board member of the International Montessori Association)
Heather BOWSER (Second generation agent orange survivor / USA)
MIYADAI Shinji (Sociologist)
Jasna BASTIC (Journalist / Former Yugoslavia)
Rami NASER EDDIN (NGO Activist / Palestine)

Part Two: 30th Anniversary Party
Date: Saturday, November 9th 2013
Doors open: 18:00
Start: 18:30
Finish: 20:30
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Japan, 220-0012
Ticket: 9000 yen*
Food and drinks will be served. For thirty years, Peace Boat has been promoting people-to-people communication across borders and building a culture of peace. Join with our partners, participants, volunteers and esteemed supporters from all over the world and all walks of life who have worked together with us on our many projects and activities to enjoy an evening of celebration, heartfelt thanks and hope for a peaceful and sustainable world. The evening will feature words from renowned speakers as well as special Peace Boat performances. *Please purchase tickets in advance from here in Japanese or call the Peace Boat office to make your reservation in English 03-3363-7561


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