Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time: 15:00-17:00 (the audience would be admitted only after 14:30)
Location: Room 21 Meitoku-kan, Doshisha University’s Imadegawa Campus
＊No reservation required.
＊Please note that this event will be basically conducted only in Japanese.
Brilliant Attorneys Could Be Brilliant Performers. This holds true for some of the most committed and energetic members of the Asuwaka Hyōgo, a branch of the Asu no Jiyū wo Mamoru Wakate Bengoshi no Kai (Association of Younger Attorneys Defending Tomorrow’s Freedoms; third party website, basically in Japanese) in Hyōgo. As a part of their effort to provoke and stimulate discussion among lay people over the Constitutional revision and other political agenda relevant to freedom and human rights as experienced in each of our daily lives, they organized themselves into a semi-theatrical company and began to produce and stage theatrical plays dealing with these issues.
And, at last, these attorneys are coming to our forthcoming salon. At the salon, they would present a short piece of theatrical play which features a story of how the current Constitution of Japan was born. Informed by their expertise, experience, and their sense of humor, their stage performance is not only entertaining. It may possibly give you a clue about how to respond to the current political climate in favor of the Constitutional revision.
Feeling the need to know and think more about the Constitution? But, no more exposure to the legal professionals’ jargon laden talk? Then, here is a solution: come to the salon and see their performance.
We look forward to meeting you at the salon.
・Opening Speech: Yayo Okano (Professor at Doshisha University/The Presenter in Chief of Kyoto Association of the 96th Article)
・A Short Theatrical Play How the Constitution was Made: eight attorneys affiliated with the Asuwaka Hyōgo
＊Please note that for the purpose of using it in the subsequent Q&A Session, the questionnaire would be collected during this break.
・Open Q&A Session and Discussion with the Floor/Audience
Event Coordinator: Yayo Okano
Fees for the Handouts: 500 yen
Address for Postal Mailings: Kyoto 96 jou no Kai, c/o Shimin Kyoudou Houritsu Jimusho, Hirose Building 2F, Karasuma Dori Nijou Sagaru Nishigawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-0847, Japan
Telephone Number: 075-256-3320 (Not available on weekends)
Official Website: http://kyoto.96jo.net/
＊Please note that we would appreciate it if you contact us by email so that we can respond swiftly.
flier (Japanese, coming soon)
We, Kyoto Association of the 96th Article officially set up on November 16, 2013, are striving to turn the tide in our favor, enabling “politics that is based on the three fundamental principles in the current constitution and the principle of constitutionalism and that promises its respect for the current constitution,” by the summer of 2016 when the next election of the House of Councilors are scheduled to take place.
With this goal in mind, our “Kenpou Saron” is designed to be an open gathering where you would be able to mix and mingle with others present in this salon and to discuss with them the idea of peace and human rights that the current Constitution of Japan presupposes.