Thursday, December 30, 2010

Former Chief of the Fire Science Division of NIST calling for an independent review on WTC collapses

Hope you are having a relaxing holiday time with your family or loved ones.

Here is a breaking news that just came to me.
James Quintiere, Ph.D., former Chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has called for an independent review of NIST’s investigation into the collapses of the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11.

Dr. Quintiere made his plea during his presentation, “Questions on the WTC Investigations” at the 2007 World Fire Safety Conference. “I wish that there would be a peer review of this,” he said, referring to the NIST investigation. “I think all the records that NIST has assembled should be archived. I would really like to see someone else take a look at what they’ve done; both structurally and from a fire point of view.”

“I think the official conclusion that NIST arrived at is questionable,” explained Dr. Quintiere. “Let's look at real alternatives that might have been the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Towers and how that relates to the official cause and what's the significance of one cause versus another.”

full article

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thank you, Michael Moore

Today, I am posting what Michael Moore has sent out to the world in regards to WikiLeaks. I hope you will stand behind him.
Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange (A statement from Michael Moore)

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010


Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.

Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.

We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie. Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off. The only reason they thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never able to operate in secret again.

So why is WikiLeaks, after performing such an important public service, under such vicious attack? Because they have outed and embarrassed those who have covered up the truth. The assault on them has been over the top:

**Sen. Joe Lieberman says WikiLeaks "has violated the Espionage Act."

**The New Yorker's George Packer calls Assange "super-secretive, thin-skinned, [and] megalomaniacal."

**Sarah Palin claims he's "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" whom we should pursue "with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders."

**Democrat Bob Beckel (Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign manager) said about Assange on Fox: "A dead man can't leak stuff ... there's only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch."

**Republican Mary Matalin says "he's a psychopath, a sociopath ... He's a terrorist."

**Rep. Peter A. King calls WikiLeaks a "terrorist organization."

And indeed they are! They exist to terrorize the liars and warmongers who have brought ruin to our nation and to others. Perhaps the next war won't be so easy because the tables have been turned -- and now it's Big Brother who's being watched ... by us!

WikiLeaks deserves our thanks for shining a huge spotlight on all this. But some in the corporate-owned press have dismissed the importance of WikiLeaks ("they've released little that's new!") or have painted them as simple anarchists ("WikiLeaks just releases everything without any editorial control!"). WikiLeaks exists, in part, because the mainstream media has failed to live up to its responsibility. The corporate owners have decimated newsrooms, making it impossible for good journalists to do their job. There's no time or money anymore for investigative journalism. Simply put, investors don't want those stories exposed. They like their secrets kept ... as secrets.

I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That's Mr. Bush about to be handed a "secret" document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US." And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings." Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next four weeks.

But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden's impending attack using hijacked planes?

But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time's 2002 co-Person of the Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have been prevented.)

Or what if the public in 2003 had been able to read "secret" memos from Dick Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the "facts" he wanted in order to build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, do you think that the war would have been launched -- or rather, wouldn't there have been calls for Cheney's arrest?

Openness, transparency -- these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt. What if within days of August 4th, 1964 -- after the Pentagon had made up the lie that our ship was attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin -- there had been a WikiLeaks to tell the American people that the whole thing was made up? I guess 58,000 of our soldiers (and 2 million Vietnamese) might be alive today.

Instead, secrets killed them.

For those of you who think it's wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he's being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please -- never, ever believe the "official story." And regardless of Assange's guilt or innocence (see the strange nature of the allegations here), this man has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with filmmakers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Jemima Khan in putting up the bail money -- and we hope the judge will accept this and grant his release today.

Might WikiLeaks cause some unintended harm to diplomatic negotiations and U.S. interests around the world? Perhaps. But that's the price you pay when you and your government take us into a war based on a lie. Your punishment for misbehaving is that someone has to turn on all the lights in the room so that we can see what you're up to. You simply can't be trusted. So every cable, every email you write is now fair game. Sorry, but you brought this upon yourself. No one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next Big Lie if they know that they might be exposed.

And that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done. WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period.

I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to grant him his release. I am willing to guarantee his return to court with the bail money I have wired to said court. I will not allow this injustice to continue unchallenged.

Michael Moore

P.S. You can read the statement I filed today in the London court here.

P.P.S. If you're reading this in London, please go support Julian Assange and WikiLeaks at a demonstration at 1 PM today, Tuesday the 14th, in front of the Westminster court.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Genkai Nuclear Power Plant Radiation Leak

In Japan, Genkai Nuclear Power Planst in Kyusyu just had a radiation leak on Dec 11. The extent of the radiation leak is still hidden from the public. It may be as bad as Three Mile Island. It has so-called "plu-thermal" fuel, (uranium with plutonium mixed fuel) which is more unstable and dangerous than enriched uranium fuel.

When more information becomes available, I will post it here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

For FREE PRESS and Freedom of Expression, Sign NOW!

I am away for 4 days and will not be able to read/reply e-mails till Tuesday night.

I would like you to consider supporting AVAAS as this is really important for us to win:

Dear friends,

The *massive campaign of intimidation* against WikiLeaks is sending a chill through free press advocates everywhere.

*Legal experts say WikiLeaks has likely broken no laws. Yet top US politicians have called it a terrorist group and commentators have urged assassination* of its staff. The organization has come under massive government and corporate attack, but WikiLeaks is only publishing information provided by a whistleblower. And *it has partnered with the world's leading newspapers (NYT, Guardian, Spiegel etc)* to carefully vet the information it publishes.

*The massive extra-judicial intimidation of WikiLeaks is an attack on democracy.

* We urgently need a public outcry for freedom of the press and expression.

*Sign the petition to stop the crackdown and forward this to everyone

* -- let's get to 1 million voices and take out full page ads in US newspapers this week!

*WikiLeaks isn't acting alone* -- it's partnered with the top newspapers in the world (New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, etc) to carefully review 250,000 US diplomatic cables and remove any information that it is irresponsible to publish.

*Only 800 cables have been published so far.

* Past WikiLeaks publications have exposed government-backed torture, the murder of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and corporate corruption.

The US government is currently pursuing all legal avenues to stop WikiLeaks from publishing more cables, but *the laws of democracies protect freedom of the press.* The US and other governments may not like the laws that protect our freedom of expression, but that's exactly why it's so important that we have them, and why only a democratic process can change them.

*Reasonable people can disagree* on whether WikiLeaks and the leading newspapers it's partnered with are releasing more information than the public should see. Whether the releases undermine diplomatic confidentiality and whether that's a good thing. Whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has the personal character of a hero or a villain.

*But none of this justifies a vicious campaign of intimidation to silence a legal media outlet by governments and corporations. Click below to join the call to stop the crackdown:

Ever wonder why the media so rarely gives the full story of what happens behind the scenes? This is why - because when they do, governments can be vicious in their response. And when that happens,

*it's up to the public to stand up for our democratic rights to a free press and freedom of expression. Never has there been a more vital time for us to do so.*

With hope,

Ricken, Emma, Alex, Alice, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz team.


Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear (ABC)

WikiLeaks are a bunch of terrorists, says leading U.S. congressman (Mail Online)

Cyber guerrillas can help US (Financial Times)

Amazon drops WikiLeaks under political pressure (Yahoo)

"WikiLeaks avenged by hacktivists" (PC World):

US Gov shows true control over Internet with WikiLeaks containment (

US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee (The Guardian)

WikiLeaks ditched by MasterCard, Visa. Who's next? (The Christian Science Monitor)

Assange's Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom (The Slatest)

*Support the Avaaz community!* We're entirely funded by donations and receive no money from governments or corporations. Our dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way -- donate here

Check out this explanation of by Glen Beck on Assange's "Rape" charges:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Help BayNVC YouTopia grant (and pass it on)!

I got the email below from my NVC teacher Francois Beausoleil and Jared Finkelstein. They are both marvelous communicators and I would love you to support their cause.

It is outdated (vote before Oct 31), but still, I would like you to know this is happening and they need funding support.


Dear Friends,

As some of you may remember, last year at this time BayNVC Collaborative Trainer Jared Finkelstein and myself attempted to win a service grant from Free Range Studios, the same company that produced 'The Story of Stuff,' in the hopes of collaborating with them to produce an animation that would be distributed on the web to increase awareness of NVC around the world.

Thanks to all of your help we ran a very successful campaign and came in a disappointing second place, shy of their final goal by less than 300 people. This year we are full of confidence that with your help we can win this grant!!

We are requesting for the following support:

2. Please encourage no less than 5 people you know who value NVC to vote
3. Please encourage those 5 people to encourage 5 people they know who value NVC to vote.

We are so confident that the global NVC community is large enough to win this grant easily. We are hoping for at least 3000 people to vote. We would love to see the people whose lives have been touched by NVC to use this as an opportunity to show our solidarity, our passion, and our vision. We are so hopeful that a collaboration with Free Range Studios could bring tremendous visibility to the concepts and skills of NVC and contribute powerfully and effectively to all our shared vision of a world where everyone's needs matter.

Thank you for your help; it contributes heartily to our needs for hope, meaning, and purpose in the world.

Francois Beausoleil

1. Go to the following link.

2. Click where it says VOTE NOW.

3. On this screen you will be welcomed to Youtopia 2010 and given instructions on how to browse and vote. In the upper right hand corner you will see a SIGN IN button. You will need to click this and sign up in order to vote.

4. The easiest way to sign up is to use either your Facebook or Gmail username and profile if you have one or both of these. Simply click the corresponding icon and a pop up screen will ask you if you wish to authorize that profile. Click 'yes' and you will be signed up and ready to vote.

5. If you do not have a Gmail or Facebook account already, you will need to write in your email address and the display name of your choosing, and click 'sign in.' An email will be sent to your chosen address which you will need to find, open, and click the embedded link to complete sign up.

6. Once you have signed in, look at the list of categories on the right side of the screen, and find the category Peace and Nonviolence. Click it.

7. Our grant proposal is called Conscious Communication for Change. Just to the left of it is a button that says VOTE. Click it and a pop up screen will ask you how many votes you wish to award to our proposal. Please award our proposal all three of your votes.

8. Congratulations, you have successfully supported our grant, thank you! Would you now be willing to find 5 more people and encourage them to do the same...?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

9/11 Family Group Releases TV Ad Calling for World Trade Center Building 7 Investigation

I have been waiting for this.

9/11 Family Group Releases TV Ad Calling for World Trade Center Building 7 Investigation. I know they have been raising fund for some time.

Robert MacIlvaine is the father of Bob Macllvaine Jr. who died on Sep 11, 2001, age 26. He is still seeking for truth.

He is the key figure in the film ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11, which is now being shown at Purebi Takasaki Cinema Complex from Nov 6 till Nov 20.

There will be more screenings in Yokohama, Sapporo, Osaka, Fukushima and Nagoya. The details in Japanese can be found here:

Finally, the ad for ZERO came out. I hope you will watch it and support 911 Truth by letting people know about it. Every bit helps.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keep Your Dream Alive and Be the Change: Bioneers and The Best Game

"Keep Your Dream Alive and Be the Change" is what I brought home (Japan) from my 2 weeks trip to USA, learning NVC and participating/covering Bioneers Conference. These words wake me up this morning so laud that I decided to write here.

Every step about my trip to the USA was miracle for me. I was able to take time off from my work in Japan (including leaving two young kids), to enter the USA (even though I was stopped and questioned for 2 hours at the immigration), to understand and enjoy learning NVC in another language in spite of my lack of English ability, to be happy and relaxed about sharing NVC in Japan, to be able to attend the Bioneers Conference thanks to Miki Kashtan who was giving a NVC workshop there, to be at peace about how the film ZERO was doing whole I was absent (actually it did very well), to be able to spend a night at a hotel with a new friend Jane I met at Women's leadership training within Bioneers, and Jane has a dream house and a half acre of land that can be turned into permaculture garden and it even has a mature avocado tree, etc......all of these were miracle after miracle for me.

And most of all, I was able to interview and record Nina Simons words, co-founder of Bioneers, in spite of her super busy and tight schedule (she gave me a few minutes) while everyone there wanted to talk to her. It was amazing she took a few minutes to answer my question.

And what she told me is amazing and inspiring, exactly what I wanted to hear: isn't this a miracle?

So listen to the Podcast of Nina which will be posted soon (11:30second will be an interview with Nina. My question was "What inspired you to start Bioneers?").

It is important for me to focus on what I am for rather than what I am against. I am for PEACE rather than I am against war. YES PEACE, rather than NO WAR, yes for sustainablitiy rather than against unsustainability (such as clear cutting of forest, polluting air, ocean, soil, etc).

Bioneers is something I really would like to get involved more and I also would like to see if I can organize something like that in Japan.

I continue to be the change, be the media and be peace as I have been saying last couple of years like a mantra.

In a way, Bioneers gives me the similar inspiration as The Best Game, which was founded by Norie Huddle, and I really share the value of The Best Game even today (I got to know Norie in 1988).

The Goal of the Best Game is to create peace, health, prosperity and justice universally on earth by year 2012. And the Game has 10 rules on how to go about it. In a way, it is vague, but it really gives me the rules how I want to live daily life. I am a member of the Game since the time I know Norie Huddle.

TO learn more about the Best Game:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bioneers: A Place You Find Another USA

For the first time in my life I was able to attend Bioneers Conference.

It was an experience that gave me so much hope. Bioneers is a place you find another USA, completely different from what we hear from the media back in Japan.

I am placing some photos here so that you can taste the atmosphere of Bioneers a little. I intend to continue working with the people I met there and I mean to bring this message of hope to Japan will organize something like Bioneer in Japan with people who have similar intention as mine: creating more peaceful, sustainable, healthy and just society that works for all.
















NVC: A Communication Enhancing Your Life and Human Relationship

I am delighted to announce the wonderful opportunity for those who live in Bay Area in the USA to get to know NVC.

Some of you know I have been learning NVC and attending Leadership Program offered by Bay NVC to enhance my work further: to create more peaceful, sustainable, just and healthy society that works for all. To make myself more effective in my work, I need to communicate with others in a way that is more connecting, compassionate and transformational than what I am used to.

Here is a fun and meaningful event you can attend to learn a bit more about NVC and get involved:

One year learning with other NVC practitioners at LP10 (leadership program 2010) has been so helpful to increase my understanding of NVC and I am more comfortable with people who have different ideas and values from mine. I am less defensive when I hear messages of criticism (which is my perception: everyone is only saying either "thank you" or "please" to meet their own needs, according to NVC teaching) that would improve quality of my work dramatically.

Upon going back to Japan, I have a retreat at my 200-year-old farm house called Harmonics Life Center, which is my home, lead by Francois Beausoleil who will be leading the next LP11. I would like to attend the next one if I can afford it (money and time that I can take from my work in Japan).

All the information about the workshops, retreats, talk, events, classes are in the official site of BayNVC:

If you happen to live in BayArea, you are so privileged in my view because you can take NVC courses regularly which I am sure to improve quality of your human relationship to say the least. If you do not know what I am talking about and want to know more about it, here is an introductory course offered by BayNVC:

Just by reading this page, I feel like moving to Bay AREA!

Monday, October 11, 2010


My friend Rita Marie Jonson sent me the message below about this special day: 2010-10-10. I am posting it here so that you all know about Be Peace. I am currently in the USA (Ben Lomond) learning NVC (Non Violent Communication), which is a component of Be Peace (another part is Heart Math).

I mean to bring Be Peace training to Japan once enough people learn the NVC.

Dear BePeace friends,

For us, today's date, 10/10/10, is symbolic of a new wave of BePeace expansion. Just think, the number 10 is identified with the concept of multiplication. The fact that there are three "10s" implies that this date is power-packed with evolutionary potential. Since BePeace implementation trainings in Kansas City and Charlotte resulted in contracts with 30 new BePeace trainers, it seems we are in sync with this date and all that it implies for exponential growth. Let's contemplate further what this special date means for us....

Back in 1997, my husband had a dream about us making 10 copies of the English translation of the poem, Rasur. This dream moved me to take a serious look at this inspired poem and I discovered it held the answers to "teaching peace". Suddenly I realized that the number "10" in the dream was telling me to "make copies" of this educational approach to peace; to multiply it exponentially.

A year later, I learned that Roberto Brenes Mesén, the Costa Rican author of the poem Rasur, had the same guidance I did about multiplying the awareness that his poem contained. In his last letter to his daughter, Fresia, who was living in the US, he wrote "Let the poem be known. We will send copies for you to distribute." Over time, I assimilated the principles in his poem Rasur into the practice of BePeace and Rasur Foundation International became the vehicle for multiplying this way of "teaching peace". Now each of you reading this today on 10/10/10 has become a powerful part of making copies. I am so deeply grateful for the many unique ways that you have contributed to BePeace spreading, one heart at a time.

What is the next step forward for our mystical, collective "copy machine"? It is time for me to finish the book that will take this peace teaching more directly to the children; BePeace: Weaving Wisdom and Compassion. My greatest challenge is to withdraw from the expansion that is happening, create a cocoon of peace and write so that the "butterfly" will take flight. In order to do this in a conscious way, two things are needed:
Financial support (almost all our funding has been through trainings I offer and more funding is needed in order to temporarily step out of this role)
All correspondence directed to our Director of Programs, Kelsey Visser:
Friends, I have shared how the principles in Rasur evolved into the "know how" of BePeace. We all realize there is more to creating peace in the world than just this practice, yet BePeace can make an awesome difference right now. Would you be willing to make a donation so that BePeace can multiply and empower children in our time? If you feel moved to do that, please click here to donate or mail a check to:

Rasur Foundation International
P.O. Box 150134
Arlington, TX 76015

Will we all look back at 10/10/10 and say "That was the day we aligned with the energy of expansion and we took BePeace to the world"?

Monday, September 20, 2010

ZERO Completely SOLD OUT!

I do not know what is happening. Are people are finally waking up or what?

The number of advance tickets sales for ZERO for Saturday were less than 20 and for Sunday less than 10, but for the two days, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum for Photography theater was full for the screening of ZERO.

Sold Out JPG
The sign reads: The 18:40 showing of ZERO is SOLD OUT.

You can see more photos and articles in the ZERO Gallery.

It is quite amazing.

My dream is to give share this movie with at least 1% of the Japanese population, which is about 1 million people.

So far, about 1000 people have seen it. That is still a small number, but every every person that sees it helps swell the truth.

If one person can tell two people, and those two people tell two people the next day, and the next day those four people tell two people each, by the 28th day the number will exceed the population of Japan. (Of course, this is how it would work in an ideal situation...)

If you have not yet seen ZERO yet, please make the time to see it:

Right now it is screening at the Tokyo Museum of Photography, and next month it will be showing in Shibuya at the Image Forum. You can see detailed information on the English ZERO website.

I want every prefecture have at least one theater that shows ZERO, and for that, I need your support.

Please contact me by e-mail if you have information about independent theaters near you that you think might consider screening it or if you want to organize screening near you.

Thank you very much for your help.

Let's stop the fake war on terror and all the wars. We do not need them to live safely and happily.


Friday, September 10, 2010

ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11 (Japanese subtitles): from 9/11~9/24@Tokyo Metropolitan Museum for Photography

I am SOOO excited!

Tomorrow is the first day of the screening of ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11 (English with Japanese subtitles): from 9/11~9/24@Tokyo Metropolitan Museum for Photography, starting 18:40. I was in charge of creating the Japanese version of this wonderful Italian documentary film.

I will be speaking before the screening, and my special guest tomorrow is Sarah Yamasaki, who was a victim of false charges in regard to the events of 911 and the war on terror! She was held in a US jail for almost 2 years!

For more detailed information and maps to the venue check out the English site: http: //
Here is a link for your Japanese speaking friends:

Please bring your friends and let's fill the hall and party afterwards!

Monday, August 16, 2010

ZERO : An Investigation into 9/11 (English with Japanese subtitles) screening soon in Japan

The Italian produced film ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11 (English with Japanese subtitles) will be screening soon in Japan.

We are currently working day and night to finish the Japanese version of the film.

This will be the first 911 film to be shown at a regular mainstream theater in Japan and we are so happy that this has finally become reality. It took us a full six years of hard work to get to this point. Here is the English trailer:

Screenings will be from September 11th to the 24th, 2010.

Starting Time: 18:40 daily (Running time 105 minutes)
Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu Garden Place. Click here for an English map.
Tickets: 1500 yen in advance, 1800 yen at the door

Advance tickets can be purchased at any LAWSON convenience store. Just put the following L Code into the ticket sales machine. Ask the store clerk to help you do it.

L code 34050

The official English homepage for the Japanese site can be seen here:

I look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

FILM "ZERO" Ticket For Sale Tomorrow @Lawson (L Code:34050)

Tickets for "ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11" (Japanese) will go on sale from July 11 at 10am @ LAWSON TICKET (L Code34050).

I am in the process of making of Japanese version right now! Please help me to promote this film as to this day, not many people in Japan are aware of the still hidden facts surrounding 911. We are currently fighting a War on Terror, however, if you watch this film, you will wonder why we are still doing so... Who really are the terrorists?? This is the most important question!

The film will be shown at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography on Sept 11th for the first time in Japan, and will screen until Sept 24th, every evening from 18:40. You can be the first to watch it in Japan!

You can watch the whole movie here:

Friday, July 02, 2010

”ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11 ” Coming Soon To Japan

Good news!


Today, I went to Tokyo today and made an agreement with a famous theater (The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu) in order to show the Japanese version of ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11.

I will announce the details more later, but please keep your evening open on 9/11/2010. I will be at that theater in Tokyo and showing that amazingly great documentary made by an Italian film maker.

On 9/9/2010, there will be another event put on by the Tokyo Peace Film Club. It is called the "911 Film Festival", and you can see good selection of 911 truth related films (in Japanese, some in English with Japanese subtitles). This is the only film festival in Japan that shows 911 films.

If you can, keep your day also open on that day. It will be an all day event.

I will post more details on both events as soon as I have them.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What You Can DO To Save Earth: Oil Spill

First, you can take a look at these photos:

Tell your friends who live on this planet that you can at least take a look at these photos. Face what is happening to our Mother Earth and our oceanic wildlife.

We can do something about it. While (instead of just) finding out who is responsible.

Bottom line is we are living on this planet together. We are stewards of the planet. We, who are living today, are responsible for future generations.

Let's stop the war and preparation for war(military exercises) for now, use the money for the cleaning and restoring this one of the biggest environmental disasters of mankind.

Here is 10 things you can do:
1. Boycott BP
2. Tell the Government, "Enough is enough!"
3. Shave Your Head
4. Purchase Dawn Dishwashing Detergent
5. Donate Essential Supplies For Volunteers
6. Support Those Saving The Wildlife
7. Become A Hero
8. Save A Fisherman
9. Join Hands
10. Get Connected and Inspired

"Shave Your Head"??

Read the entire story here.

Please pass this information to all of your list.
Mother earth is calling for help!

HELP. Together, we can do what no one of us can do alone.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

♪ Celebrating, Learning and Growing ♪ - 21 min 52 sec - 5.4 MB

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I am about to leave for San Francisco Airport. I will be taking a flight back to Japan soon.

I left home, leaving my children for the longest time, 3 weeks. I called them every day but I miss them and I am guessing they miss me, too.

I am finally learning a little bit about NVC because of my participation in the Leadership Training course offered by BayNVC. I feel like I am learning two languages, English and this Non-Violent Communication at the same time.


When I first heard about NVC (it was a long time ago), it did not do anything for me or seem to fit me and my lifestyle in Japan). That was when I listened to Marshall Rosenberg on cassette tape back in 2003. It sounded good, but when I translated the words into Japanese, it all sounded too strange to use practically. So I never did anything with it.

But NVC kept coming back to me.

When I started a campaign to create Ministry of Peace (the equivalent of the Department of Peace in USA), many of the Americans in the movement were practicing NVC. When I attended the 3rd National Department of Peace Conference in Washington DC in 2005, Marshall's book "Speak Peace in the World of Conflict" was given to me. I read some, but I never finished it. (Sorry, Dot!)

On another occasion, when I attended the 2nd Global Alliance Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace in Canada, I met Miki Kashtan, the trainer of this retreat and organizer of the whole LP program this time. When I heard her speak in the conference, I thought, "What is this? She is speaking differently..."

When we organized the 3rd Global Alliance Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace in Japan, Miki Kashtan was the facilitator for all the sessions. At that time I got to know more intimately about NVC.

After that some of my colleagues from JUMP (Japan United for Ministries of Peace) started learning NVC more intensively and I also became more interested.

Now I find myself attending the LP10. Such a thing, a few years ago, was beyond my imagination. It seems like a big leap, an enormous leap. How did I get here?

Time to go to the airport. I will write and reflect more about the retreat when I get home. Please click the title to listen to my podcast. My need of learning and growing was met by this 2nd retreat and I am celebrating!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Come & Join Us for 7th Tokyo Peace Film Festival (Jun 19-20, 2010)!

I am in the redwood forest of Santa Cruz (Ben Lomond) learning a new language called NVC (Non Violent Communication) and this is 4th day of the 2nd retreat. It is a year long program offered by BayNVC and Miki Kashtan and Roxy Manning are our trainers.

I am making a little bit of progress in understanding NVC and excited about using it in my real life back in Japan creating more sustainable and peaceful community.

I was so happy that the Yomiuri Shinbun (a big Japanese daily newspaper) wrote a story about the upcoming Tokyo Peace Film Festival that I shared about that news during the morning community time with my co-participants of the retreat.

The 7th Tokyo Peace Film Festival will be on Jun 19 & 20, 2010 in the Main Hall of the Olympic Youth Center (near Sangubashi Station, Odakyu line). This year, we will show 10 films (including my talk and film cuts concerning War and lies and facts surrounding the events of Sept. 11, 2001) and tickets can be purchased from our website (unfortunately, there are no English pages):

If you have not seen Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, or Blue Gold, Under Cover in Tibet, Children of 911, and the other movies in the program, this is the chance for you to see them all at a bargain price.

I hope to see you there. If you do not read Japanese, you can order tickets directly to me by e-mail.

Click here to download the full color Japanese flyer
that lists the movies and schedule.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Thank you/What's the Need Israel Trying to Meet?

Susan Livingstone, co-participant from Leadership program of NVC, really worked wholeheartedly to organize two events that I wanted to do for BayNVC. Thank you Susan and her friends who made these events possible. I think it has had some positive effect.

Below are some photos from Red Victorian where I talked and then played some music with Gen and Shigeko.

In my talk, I touched upon our organic farm, our sustainable simple life, The Department of Peace, Depleted Uranium, Article 9, The War on Terror and 911, Dennis Kucinich and on the need for each of us to be the MEDIA.


My happy day suddenly ended with sad news that I need to find out more about. I am asking myself and co-participants of Leadership Program What's the core need of Israel trying to meet by those actions? Security?

Here are some tweets from Twitter:

I can't believe this is happening. Israel opens fire on Gaza flotilla, killing 10. I can't believe this is happening. Israel opens fire on Gaza flotilla, killing 10.

+++ Turkish TV: 10 dead, 60 injured in Israeli attack on Gaza aid boat from Turkey #flotilla +++ Al Jazeera English reporting on Gaza Freedom Flotilla!

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

I Will be in Bay Area and Speak at Two Events

This is an e-mail I sent out to some of my English speaking friends today. They are mostly working for peace, justice and the environment.

Greeting from our organic farm of Kamogawa, Japan.
Gen and I are as busy as ever preparing the rice paddy to plant rice in late June as I write this.

I have not seen you for a long time, but I am writing to let you know that Gen and I will be coming to the US at the end of this month, and speaking at two events, Speak for Peace, presented by PANinA.

"Speak for Peace" will be held on May 29 and 30 in SF Bay area and it would be great if you can come. If you can not, would you please pass the information to your friends in the Bay area who may be interested.

Speaking @KPFK

The events include a talk and music, and will be free of charge, but they are meant to be fundraisers for Bay NVC. Check their website to see their meaningful work:

And please come to the event and contribute if you are inspired to do so!

I am attending their Leadership Program for this year and NVC (Non Violent Communication) has become something I want every peace worker/activist or anyone working for social change to have an opportunity to learn.

Here is the information of the events, organized by Susan Livingstone and her friends. Susan and I are participants of LP10:
PANinA presents Speak for Peace to benefit Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). On stage will be Yumi Kikuchi, her partner Gen Morita and her friend Shigeko Suzuki. Yumi will talk aboout her role in building a Culture of Peace and the contribution that BayNVC's 2010 Leadership Program is making to her effectiveness in that work.

"Imagine! Not so long ago, Japan and the United States were at war, and now we are working together to end war!", Yumi says. She will also introduce her special guest Takashi Tanemori, a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima. Entertainment will be handled by Yumi's partner Gen, a sixties-style singer-songwriter-guitar player and jazz singer Shigeko.

Gen and I sang at the Peace March in 2003 just before the Iraq war 

You can chose from two dates and venues:

Saturday May 29, 2010, 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. @First Congregational Church of Oakland

Sunday, May 30, 2010, 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. @the Red Victorian

As number of seats are limited, R.S.V.P. to

Yumi also will be participating the Sunday morning PEACE CAFE on May 30:

--------please forward the information to those who may be interested.

So, I hope to see you and your friends at the end of this month!


Yumi Kikuchi
founder, Global Peace Campaign
JUMP(Japan United for Ministry of Peace)

p.s. Hot topic in Japan!
Dennis Kucinich has shown his support to local Okinawa residents over the Futenma base, which is great!! Thank you, Dennis and all those who support him.

Monday, April 05, 2010

GO Jesse Ventura, GO! You Can Help USA and the World by Buying His Book

If you read English, please consider buying, reading, recommending, introducing and/or mentioning Jesse Ventura's new book "American Conspiracies", co-authored with Dick Russell. Dr. David Ray Griffin provided much of the information on 911 in the book.

Jesse Ventura, the former Minnesota governor, is now a strong supporter of the 9/11 movement. I am so happy his book is now NY Times Bestseller!

I think this is a big step for the unfolding of 911 truth. Thank you for being a part of this movement for humanity to survive. We can not keep killing and destroying each other any more. We must end War on Terror. The time has come to help and support each other for all life on earth to survive.

Even the chairman and vice-chaimen of the 911 Commission Report, Kean and Hamilton say this: "Stonewalled by the CIA", New York Times, January 2, 2008.

As Elizabeth Woodworth points out, there were 18 case studies in the mainstream media investigating 9/11 during the past year. This is becoming common outside the US first, and now, with Governor Jesse Ventura's new book, things are starting to open up in the U.S. You can read her article here:

The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement
Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010

Each one of us here has at least two people we can tell what we know about 911, I guess. Let's imagine that one person finds out today on 911 (by reading Jesse's book or even this blog) and tells two friends about it within 24 hours. Those 2 friends also tell 2 friends about it within 24 hours. On the 3rd day, there will be 4 people, 4th day 8 people, 5th day 16 people and 6th day 32 people. On 15th day, 16384 people and on 21st day, 1,048,576 will know about it (this is more than 1 million!).

It won't happen like this calculation in reality, as it tends to stop happening further the source. But let's continue this line of thinking for fun.

I tell Japanese people all the time that by the 28th day, it will be 134,217,728 people, and exceed entire population of Japan. On 30th day it will exceed US population and on 31st day, it will exceed 1 billion people (1,073,741,824) and by the 34th day, it will exceed entire population of the planet!

Is not telling 2 people is doable? If we get serious, we can change the world within 34 days.

So, Tell every one you know the truth about 911 ( you can refer to my blog), and ask them "Please tell 2 people".

Word-of-mouth communication still is the strongest form of media!

BE THE MEDIA! (Gandhi says Be the change you wish to see in the world. This is my way of being the change)

Monday, March 29, 2010

I Will be Speaking at Yoyogi Park for Spring Love Event

I will be appearing and speaking at the following event of music and talk live (free) in Tokyo, Yoyogi Park on April 4th. Hope to see you there!
Spring Love: The hottest urban party of the season!!

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It’s back!! Spring Love (Harukaze) is making its second run in Yoyogi Park on April 3rd and 4th, promising a weekend extravaganza of top-rated musical and dance performances, film screenings, organic food and goods stalls, and talk sessions featuring peace-related social action. Come out and enjoy the cherry blossoms while feeding your mind and soul with some Spring Love!!

Date/Time: Saturday, April 3rd (1-8 PM) and Sunday,
April 4th (12-7:30 PM)
Venue: Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage
Admission: Free!!

Event will feature:
■ Performances from numerous musicians and dancers
representing a variety of artistic genres
■ Peace-related talk sessions, films, and exhibitions
■ Events on two separate stages (Spring Stage and Love Stage)
■ Booths with literature from peace-related NPOs/NGOs
■ Spring Love Market with sales of various eco-friendly goods
■ Spring Love Kitchen featuring stalls with organic/ethnic foods
■ Live painting
■ Kids’ activities

Peace program:

Saturday, April 3rd

2:30-3:25 PM: Military bases and the role of the media

Panelists: Kobayashi Atsushi (director/producer of several military base related documentary films), Shiva Rei (freelance journalist who has reported from places including Iraq and Gaza), Navigator: Inada Hideaki (Solar Inc.)

4:35-4:50 PM: Hints for carving out natural, sustainable lifestyles in today's unnatural, unsustainable modern societies

Speaker: Ikue Masudo, formerly known as Takagi Saya(TV/film actor, free diver, owner of Furyu organic cafe/gallery) Navigator: Fukui Hiroshi (Peace Not War Japan music director, DJ)

4:50-5:50 PM: Why should Japan's Constitutional Article 9 (the peace clause) be protected?

Panelists: Matsumari Masumi (Peace Boat), Shiva Rei (freelance journalist), Kamebuchi Yuka (gospel singer, peace advocate)

8:30 PM〜: Documentary film screenings

“We don’t need bases anywhere!”, "ANPO" promotional clip, "Message from Yanbaru: A Documentary of Takae, Higashi Village in Okinawa", "Alternative Lifestyles: Learning from the European Squatting Movement", "Kukuru" (featuring a live performance from singer UA in Takae village, Okinawa)

Sunday, April 4th

2:00-2:45 PM: Listen to citizens' voices: No more wasteful, destructive construction!! Hear from activists working to stop the following projects in environmentally rich areas: a tunnel through Mt. Takao; a nuclear power plant in Kaminoseki; and a U.S. military base in Takae Village, Okinawa.

Panelists: Sakata Masako (Kenju no kai), Higa "Marty" Masato (documentary filmmaker), Yamato Taka (organic loquat farmer), Yamada Sei (peace/environmental activist and author)

3:30-4:25 PM: Building sustainable, non-militarized economies: examples of organic, small-scale, community-based alternatives to a military-dependent economy

Panelists: Kikuchi Yumi (Harmonics Life Center director, Tokyo Peace Film Festival producer, Japan United for a Ministry of Peace (JUMP) committee member), Tanaka Yu (Mirai Bank Director, Japan International Volunteer Center board member, ap bank member), Kosaka Masaru (organic restaurant/bar owner, writer, rice/soybean farmer)

5:10-5:25 PM: Kikuchi Yumi, a well-known peace/environmental activist, writer, translator, and international speaker, shares the latest information on 9/11-related issues, the Tokyo Peace Film Festival, and more! Navigator: Kimberly Hughes, Peace Not War Japan co-coordinator.

Musical performers:

Ikue Asazaki (traditional Amami Shimauta folk songs)

Sayoko meets YA MAN RIDDIM (funky reggae + djembe)

Blues the Butcher-590213 + Leyona (rock/soul/reggae/blues)

Rakita (acoustic groove)

Yuppi & Tane (elementary school aged singer/songwriter!)

Rabirabi (percussion/voice duo)

Ailie (roots reggae)


11-piece wadaiko (Japanese drum) ensemble

Kamebuchi Yuka and Voices of Japan (VOJA) (gospel)

Mika Arisaka (jazz)

SandiiBunbun with Earth Conscious and Hula All Stars (Hawaiian)

The Tchiky's (Acoustic/Afrobeat/Dub)

Takeru (reggae)

Fukugawa Baron Club (Indonesian gamelan)

YOSHIE (belly dancing)

Uranagel (folk)

Jintaramuta (fusion unit blending Japanese traveling street
protest music together with elements of modern jazz)


Mon Kumagai (shamisen)

And more!

Additional Information:

※ Please note that there may be changes in the list of performers and guests.

※ Please refrain from smoking within the venue area, as well as from taking photographs of the performers.

※ A portion of the sales of food and goods, as well as all donations placed in our donation boxes, will be given to several grassroots organizations in order to support their ongoing work for nonviolent peace action.

※ Spring Love has a “gomi-zero” ("no garbage") policy. Please leave the venue as clean as you found it by separating your trash at one of the provided garbage stations. Garbage cleanup is an extremely expensive undertaking, and if this policy is not respected, we may not be able to offer this free festival in the future. Show some spring love by following the "gomi-zero" rule!!

※ Volunteers needed before and during the event!! (setup, translation/interpretation, cleanup, various administrative tasks, etc.) If you are able to help, please contact us at!

Event support: A SEED JAPAN, Solar, Peace Not War Japan, TEAM

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why did Washington Post attack Mr. Fujita on 911?

On March 8, 2010, the Washington Post published the editorial titled "
A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy".

Here is what Mr. Fujita has to say on this. He is very calm and sincere as usual.
March 10, 2010

Comment on Circumstances of Washington Post Editorial Dated Mar 8, 2010

Yukihisa Fujita
Member of the House of Councillors

At 10:30 am on March 3, 2010, Lee Hockstader, Editorial Writer for the Washington Post, visited myself (Yukihisa Fujita, member of the House of Councillors, and Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) International Department Director General) having made an interview request on the subject of “Japan’s stance on and shifting attitudes toward immigration” via the Foreign Press Center, Japan. (original interview request and questions in Japanese available on request)

1. The requested interview time of one hour was spent discussing the current situation relating to Japan’s response to immigration and my opinions on this issue. During the interview Hockstader typed my comments into his laptop computer, as he had requested. However, once the one hour interview had ended and Hockstader had closed his laptop, he mentioned as an aside that he had noticed from my resume that I had raised the issue of the 9/11 terror attacks in a Diet committee, and asked whether I had some doubts about this issue. In response, I explained the circumstances that led me to become involved in the 9/11 issue and pointed out a number of points that still remained unexplained about the events of that day.

2. In other words, after answering questions on the agreed upon theme for around one hour, I naturally responded to this question as being separate from the interview itself.

3. Ms. Fukasawa of the Foreign Press Center, Japan also attended the interview (DPJ International Department Manager Ms. Uchida and Deputy Manager Ms. Burnicle were also in attendance), and she confirmed that during his visit to Japan, Hockstader did not conduct interviews on any other subject than immigration. (following the interview, I received a letter of thanks from Foreign Press Center, Japan President Terusuke Terada). The entire interview was recorded and I intend to disclose the content of the entire interview in due course.

4. As stated in 1. above, this was an informal chat regarding 9/11 following the actual interview itself. At no point did I draw the conclusion that 9/11 was a conspiracy, and I clearly stated that the collapse of the Twin Towers could not be judged to be a result of a controlled demolition. Rather, I stated I had made my speech in the Diet from the stance that it was necessary to investigate the origins of the “War on Terror” from the perspective of assisting the relatives of the victims of 9/11, and in relation to the war in Afghanistan and the provision of humanitarian assistance.

5. Furthermore, I have many American friends from various walks of life, and have worked for many years to serve as a bridge between Japan and the United States, including by providing assistance to former US POWs held captive by Japan.

6. I currently serve as Director of the Research Committee on International Affairs and Global Warming Issues in the House of Councillors, but I was introduced in the article as “the head of the Research Committee on Foreign Affairs”. Moreover, the article describes me as “a Brahmin in the foreign policy establishment” of Japan, while in fact, as Director General of the Democratic Party of Japan’s International Department, I am not involved in policy matters. I find it totally regrettable that this kind of biased article should be published in the Washington Post.

By reading this, I am surprised to witness that a very credible paper like The Washington Post tricked him like this. This editorial is not only inaccurate but also Mr. Hockstader, the writer of this editorial, cheated him when asking for an interview. Why did Washington Post (he) do that?

I am guessing two possibilities:
They are really scared of the 911 truth coming out?
The editor may be an "angel" for us. He deliberately made mistakes in order to open the door to 911 Truth discussions in the mainstream media.

There is growing international support for the 911 Truth movement and I think this can be a great opportunity for 911 truth to be revealed in the main stream media.

Friday, March 05, 2010

What You Say Next Will Change Your World (Miki), and What You Buy Next Will Change the World (Yumi)!

The first half of the title today come from the Conflict Hotline by Bay NVC with Miki Kashutan as the host. She is currently my trainer of NVC (Non Violent Communication) which I am learning this year. I have become passionate about NVC, a new way of relating people since I attended the Bay NVC Leadership Training.

If you want to learn more about NVC, Miki's blog is a great source - The Fearless Heart:
For her TV show - The Conflict Hotline:

The latter part of the title came strongly to me at 5am this morning. It was SO strong that I had to wake up and write them down: What You Buy Next Will Change the World!

Well, this may be the title of my talk in the US.

Yes, this is essence of what I want to convey to American, Japanese, European or any affluent people in the world today. Our world is made of what we buy. Everything you see in your house exists because you or someone bought it. Without buying, things do not exist, and corporations who make products will not survive if we all stop buying their products.

Think about it. I love this STUFF as I share their humor and message.

As I live on an organic farm, trying not to pollute water around my home, I now live without using any detergent nor soap. I clean myself, clothes and house using salt, vinegar, baking soda, etc. I use no cosmetics either and I now have better skin than when I was in my 20s.

Anyway, I have to thank Bob (my empathy buddy) who inspired me to this. Bob is helping me to create a fundraising event for Bay NVC in the Bay Area when I return in May. I am asking Bob to find a venue for May 29th and 30th. I will keep you informed once we know what/where/when.

Below is a letter from Miki Kashtan. I am sharing this because I am pretty sure many of you who read my blog are working for PEACE. If so, here is your chance to be more effective in your peace building.

I am pleased to tell you that this year we are offering training for trainers in 3 different location: Northern California (July 23-29), Denmark (Aug 20-26), and Upstate New York (Nov 5-10). This training is designed for experienced NVC trainers (certified and others) who have a strong commitment to living and sharing NVC. please pass the word out.



The primary purpose of this intensive training is to provide support in increasing and deepening capacity for living and sharing NVC, especially to offer an opportunity to become proficient with the approach and materials that Inbal and I developed.

This training is likely to focus on the following areas:
- Teaching skills for interdependence
- Teaching about power and power relations
- Advanced empathy skills and teaching empathy skills
- Body-based NVC practices, especially for inner work and self-connection
- Feedback giving and receiving about materials, activities, presentations, etc. we anticipate that everyone will have opportunity to share at least once
- Living in full authenticity and interdependence

We invite you to attend or consider if there is anyone you know who meets these qualifications:

- At least a year of teaching NVC
- Intensive advanced training such as the BayNVC Leadership Program, other advanced yearlong programs, and/or completion of the certification process
- Strong commitment to making the sharing of NVC with others central to one's life

NOTE: All 3 offerings are open to people who are sharing NVC in any capacity, not necessarily through training. If you don't have the level of experience requested but would like to be at this retreat, contact us about options.

Here's what others have said about the first training we offered last September:

"The Training of Trainers with Inbal and Miki had a higher degree of benefit for me and I have shared more usable learning with others than any other training in which I have participated. (At least 45 days in residential trainings alone.) I have been profoundly changed by the learning and experiencing at this training, and I have been empowered by the growth I experience in that few days. More often now I ask for what I want, speak up about what isn't working, ask more clarifying questions about what is happening for others." Jeanne Northsinger

"Training the Trainers from BayNVC created an environment and opportunity for a deepening of my personal and leadership connection with some cutting edge NVC processes that have catapulted the depth and dynamic of the practice groups and workshops I facilitate and co-lead as well as my personal and intimate relationships" Craig Sones-Cornell

"The ToT retreat was one of the most profound personal growth experiences of my life. The deep coaching I received from Miki, Inbal, and the other participants was hugely supportive of my ability to see myself more wholly (my strengths and my edges). I came away with a richer understanding of key aspects of NVC consciousness as well as powerful tools for deeper self-connection, self-integration, and connection with others, which in turn are supporting me in sharing NVC more confidently and effectively. I wouldn't have missed it for the world" Linda Hutchins-Knowles

Costs: tuition is separate from basic expenses and paid separately. we have a policy of not turning anyone away for lack of funds for tuition.

California (July 23-29): camping: $400, shared room: $700. Tuition in addition: $900-$1800. contact for more information and to register.

Denmark (Aug 20-26): please visit for full details including costs.

New York (Nov 5-10): shared room: $525, single: $625. Tuition in addition: $800-$1600. Contact for more information and to register.

Note about training team: with the uncertainty about Inbal's health, it is unlikely that Inbal will join me at these events. If she is not available, other trainers who have worked closely with us may come instead.

Miki Kashtan

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

♪ Creating a World Where Everyone's Needs Matter -- Is it a mission impossible? ♪ - 26 min 17 sec - 6.5 MB

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Back to Japan. I am writing this in our 200 old farm house where we grow rice, vegetables, as well as fruits and mushrooms organically, and am looking back at the rich experience of my 10 days in the US. Today's podcast was recorded on my last night in the US at Miki Kashtan's house, with Jared as a guest. He has a great passion to teach NVC (Non Violent Communication) in Japan one day. He was an assistant in the NVC retreat and I enjoyed his playfulness and open heart very much.


During this NVC retreat, I witnessed a community that has a different consciousness about human relationships. Those who practice NVC are really trying to create a world where each person's needs matter. It seems to me "a mission impossible", but the trainers were really practicing NVC moment to moment throughout the retreat, which was really amazing and moving!



As Miki says, "What You Say Next Will Change Your World".

For her blog - The Fearless Heart:
For her show - The Conflict Hotline:

One day, I would love to be able to talk like that in my own language and also in English.

On the last night of my trip to the US after the retreat, we saw a beautiful rainbow on the way to Oakland. A rainbow is a good sign, it means hope to me. I felt it was celebrating for all of us who had for the past 9 days worked passionately to create a better world for humanity. Well, I admit we are far from perfect, but every one of us had the clear intention for creating a world that we would like to live in.


Then, that beautiful sunset appeared. Nature is always reminding us what a beautiful place we live in. Soon after the sunset, there came a full moon. I was lost for words and deeply moved by the full moon. It was saying YES! with a big smile.


When I woke up on that day, the following words came to me in English, which was surprising to me (this happens in Japanese usually). I have never written a poem, but I am going to share it with you. This is my first poem in English.


It's OK to get hurt
It's OK to get beaten up
As long as I have my intentions clear
All I want is peace,
peace in me, peace in you, and peace on earth

I stand up again and again
making a lot of mistakes until I get it
I stand up and do the best I can in that moment
If I fail and create mess, I connect with myself
Deep moment of silence to find the beauty of needs
Then, I am ready to stand up again to give another try

I guess my English is like that of children, but still I would like to express myself in English so that I can reach those of you who may not read Japanese.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

♪ Know Talent Show ♪ - 19 min 19 sec - 4.8 MB

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Today (Feb 26) was the last night of the NVC Leadership Training that I am attending, and we had "Know Talent Show" (sounds like No Talent Show, but it really means KNOW talent show).


It was an event of songs, dances, skits, story telling and talk show by the participants, assistants and trainers. I had so much fun and laughter that it met my need of joy, aliveness and connection.


I was amazed by some of the hidden talent of the people, especially the act/song by Ken (he normally looks quiet and sober). What a good singer he was! I already am looking forward to 2nd Know Talent Show, which will take place at the end of the next retreat in Jun.


What I did was my podcast I often do with a guest, this time with Miki and with audience. I set the situation that people do not know much about NVC and have an interest in peace making.


Miki and I had such a fun time and deep connection in the show and Ken's translation was marvelous. You can listen to the podcast by clicking the title of this blog. Half of the show is in Japanese as I originally made it for my Japanese audience who read my daily Japanese blog.