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"Lost Souls" by AFI (Live at Warped Tour 2001)

Look what you’ve done to me now
You’ve made me perfect

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Of course most of them missed the point, but these are hilarious nonetheless!

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[via I Oppose the Expansion of US Bases in Okinawa]
Text: http://www.himeyuri.or.jp/EN/establish.htmlPhoto of cave & students: http://www.hiroshimapeacemedia.orgHimeyuri Peace Museum: The U.S. Army regarded the Battle of Okinawa as a pivotal operation to secure a site for the invasion of mainland Japan and invested their entire military resources. On the other hand, the Japanese forces in caves waged a “war of attrition”: trying to drag the battle out for even one day longer and to force the U.S. Army to delay its assault on the mainland. Japanese forces in Okinawa, therefore, decided to enlist the tactic of an all-out mobilization of the Okinawan people including students, who were organized into student corps. The war of attrition and the all-out mobilization claimed the lives of more than 120,000 Okinawans…We will never forget the horror of the pre-World War II militaristic education, which drove us to the battlefield with no skepticism but rather with a willingness to serve.We strongly feel that we must continue to tell our stories of a war filled with insanity and brutality now that the post-war generations, who have no idea what war is, have formed the majority of our population and that the peace-threatening signs in both domestic and international politics cannot be ignored.Believing an appeal for world peace will be the way to repose the souls of those who perished, we, the Himeyuri Alumnae, founded the Himeyuri Peace Museum on this site. We are most grateful for the sincere encouragement and support that we received from many individuals and organizations in and outside the prefecture in the process of its foundation.

[via I Oppose the Expansion of US Bases in Okinawa]


Text: http://www.himeyuri.or.jp/EN/establish.html
Photo of cave & students: http://www.hiroshimapeacemedia.org

Himeyuri Peace Museum: The U.S. Army regarded the Battle of Okinawa as a pivotal operation to secure a site for the invasion of mainland Japan and invested their entire military resources. On the other hand, the Japanese forces in caves waged a “war of attrition”: trying to drag the battle out for even one day longer and to force the U.S. Army to delay its assault on the mainland. Japanese forces in Okinawa, therefore, decided to enlist the tactic of an all-out mobilization of the Okinawan people including students, who were organized into student corps. The war of attrition and the all-out mobilization claimed the lives of more than 120,000 Okinawans…

We will never forget the horror of the pre-World War II militaristic education, which drove us to the battlefield with no skepticism but rather with a willingness to serve.

We strongly feel that we must continue to tell our stories of a war filled with insanity and brutality now that the post-war generations, who have no idea what war is, have formed the majority of our population and that the peace-threatening signs in both domestic and international politics cannot be ignored.

Believing an appeal for world peace will be the way to repose the souls of those who perished, we, the Himeyuri Alumnae, founded the Himeyuri Peace Museum on this site. We are most grateful for the sincere encouragement and support that we received from many individuals and organizations in and outside the prefecture in the process of its foundation.

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Hell yeah, Glenn! :D

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A heavy dose of rape culture with a teaspoon of racism…

Change.org Petition to Demand Sexual Assault Prevention and Consequences for Epsilon Iota

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[currently listening to]:
Mono Voodoo by Creep City

Beautiful instrumental synth-noise from Jacksonville, Florida!

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papershopprojects:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY, April 26, 2014
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 625-0414

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Photographing Community with Robert A. Nakamura
11:00 AM—1:00 PM, FREE (MUST RSVP)

A workshop in preparation for A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America 

Veteran filmmaker, photojournalist and teacher, Robert A. Nakamura will provide experienced guidance for photographers who are considering participating in the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center’s A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America Project on May 10. 

Discussion will include: How to organize a photo shoot; Selection of subject matter; Creating a story sequence; Analysis of classic documentary photographs and approaches. 

Admission is free, but limited to the first 20 sign ups who register to rsvp@janm.org.

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Linsanity (Film Screening)
2:00 PM, included with museum admission

This documentary chronicles the career of Asian American basketball star Jeremy Lin. Lin, who came from a humble background, was a state high school champion as well as a coveted player in Harvard’s All-Ivy League team, yet was not drafted by the NBA. Linsanity delves into the story of his childhood, overcoming discouragements and racism, his faith, and his rise in the NBA. Directed by Evan Jackson Leong. Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening.
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Upcoming Uchinaanchu (Okinawan) events in Los Angeles:

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FEATURING RYUKYU DANCE & TAIKO
Torrance Bunka-Sai
THIS SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 from 12:30 ~ 1:00 PM
Ken Miller Recreation Center in Torrance
- Featuring Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko - Los Angeles and Miyagi-Ryu Nosho-Kai Miyagi Nosho Ryubu Kenkyusho (Ryukyu dance)
- There will be Japanese performances and workshops all-day Saturday and Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/events/232948260231147

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FEATURING RYUKYU MUSIC (SANSHIN)
Okinawa Minyo Night
NEXT MONDAY, April 28, 2014 from 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM
Kotohira Restaurant in Gardena (Tozai Plaza)

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FEATURING RYUKYU MUSIC (SANSHIN)
Fujimatsuri Bazaar
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 12:30 ~ 1:00 PM
Gardena Buddhist Church in Gardena
- Featuring Choichi Kai Los Angeles (sanshin group)
- There will be Japanese performances and food all day
https://www.facebook.com/events/1405459796394157

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OAA UCHINAAGUCHI CLASS WITH SPECIAL LECTURE
Friday, May 9, 2014 from 7:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Okinawa Association of America (Room 103) in Gardena
- Featuring a special presentation by Robert Walker, author of “Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain”

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[POSTPONED]
RYUKYU MUSIC & DANCE RECITAL

Okinawa Association of America’s Minyo no Yuube (An Evening of Minyo)
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 1:00 ~ 4:00 PM
Japanese-American Cultural Center of Vista in Vista (Oceanside area)
https://www.facebook.com/events/597959433618183

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OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
ANNUAL PICNIC & OKINAWAN BON DANCE
Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 11AM ~ 4PM (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)
Whittier Narrows Recreational Park in South El Monte
- Featuring performances from many local Uchinaanchu, high school scholarship awards, tug-o-war, and Okinawa Bon Odori
https://www.facebook.com/events/496214450500246