About Our ChapterJapan for a World BEYOND War is a local chapter of the global World BEYOND War network, whose mission is the abolition of war. World BEYOND War’s work debunks the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial. We outline the evidence that nonviolent methods are the most effective and lasting tools by which to resolve conflict. And we provide a blueprint for ending war, one that is rooted in the strategies of demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace.
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Don’t Make the Islands a Battlefield!
People of Okinawa hold major rally for peace. #WorldBEYONDWar
World BEYOND War Marches for Peace in Japan
In Japan, marches are being held against the war in Ukraine and against Japan’s current military build-up. #WorldBEYONDWar
Vulnerable Chinese, Vulnerable Americans
Never enough wars. The U.S. is toying with a war with China. #WorldBEYONDWar
Aichi Residents Win a Legal Victory for Takae, Okinawa and for Peace
Two hundred residents of Aichi Prefecture, where I live, have just scored a significant victory for peace and justice.
End the U.S. Military Air Base Construction in Henoko, Okinawa
A petition to President Joe Biden was read aloud in English and Japanese at the White House and at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 21, 2021, by David Swanson and Hideko Otake.
The Attack on Japan’s Peace Labor Union, Kansai Namakon
In the last few years, the government of Japan has severely cracked down on dozens of members of a branch of a labor union called the “Solidarity Union of Japan Construction and Transport Workers, Kansai Area Branch”