Looks like we might need to start off the New Year with some further
thoughts to helping out our Japanese kindred spirits.
I forward the following communication from the Fujimae people and while I
appreciate that it may appear far removed from some of the areas served by
some of the mailing lists I'm sending this to I'd urge you to give it
serious consideration. Ours really is a global struggle. Land developers
are a widespread disease! Today's garbage dump on a Japanese mudflat may be
inspiration for others elsewhere tomorrow.
>Please convey to:
> The International Bureau of Exhibitions,
> Fax: 331-4500-9615
> The Bureau for the 2005 EXPO Japan
> Fax: 81-3-3501-6646
> Governor Suzuki of Aichi Prefecture,
> Fax: 81-52-953-6484
> Mayor Nishio of Nagoya City,
> Fax: 81-52-972-4105
>that I/We DO NOT WANT
>1. A garbage dump at the internationally important tidal flat of Fujimae
>2. EXPO 2005 placed in a naturally regenerating forest
>but I/We DO WANT
>1. Aichi Prefecture to nominate two migratory shorebird sites, Fujimae
>and Shiokawa for RAMSAR status
>2. Aichi Prefecture to accept W5, a quiet revolution for a Sustainable
>Future, as their bid for the 2005 World Fair.
>We thank you and all the citizens and citizens groups and scientific
>organizations in Aichi Prefecture for their valuable work in habitat
>(your name and signature)
>Please inform us sending a copy by Fax or just inform by e-mail to:
>SAVE FUJIMAE ASSOCIATION
>2-212 Yashiradai, Meito
>Nagoya, 465, JAPAN
>Fax No: 81-52-832-1169
>Thank you in previous as your first work for saving Fujimae in 1997.
>We will set this year as a year of W5 project starting for the new century.
>The detail of W5 project will follow later, but I will put here the concept
>of W5, created by the message from FOGGY DEANE, Australian NPO consultant.
>With best wishes,
>On this Xmas day, in the year of the Lord 1996, in the name of peace on
>earth and goodwill to all humankind I declare that we have won. Fujimae
>will be saved. Kaishomori Forest will be protected. The Nagara river shall
>be set free.
>It is now time to move onto our next important mission.
>Our next mission is to bring the 2005 World Fair to Nagoya. We are going to
>design an alternative 2005 World Fair and we are going to win the 2005 World
>Call the three organizations together, the Save the last tidal flat in
>Nagoya, the Save the last natural river in Aichi, the Save the last natural
>regenerating forest close to Nagoya, by phone, by fax, by E-Mail, and ask
>them to go the Shinto Shrines on the 31st of December, 1996, and ask for a
>Shinto blessing upon our alternative proposal for the 2005 World Fair.
>Ask for good fortune to bless W5.
>A Quiet Revolution and a Sustainable Future.
>An alternative 2005 World Fair city concept at West 5 in Aichi, Asia.
>Born on the holy days of Christianity and of Shinto and of all religions who
>celebrate the advent of the new year W5 will be dedicated to spiritual
>wisdom, nature, and technology in harmony together.
>Built by the people of the world on the Internet, and donated by the people
>of the world to Aichi Prefecture for the third millennium.
>There are ten facts which make it impossible for Aichi Prefecture to win the
>2005 World Fair.
>The Super NGO, Save Fujimae Association, the Protect Kaishomori Forest
>Association, and the Stop the Nagara Dam, have formed a committee to win
>back the 2005 World Fair to Aichi. Our alternative proposal is called W5
>and it will be built at West 5 in NAGOYA PORT.
>The dimension of W5 in 2005
>The Western and Eastern Synthesis of Technology is a 5th generation
>expansion into Human Concept Space. It will represent the synthesis of
>Western and Eastern thought, thereby incorporating all four domains in the
>human evolution of technology and human society. In the Urban century
>instead of taking the city into the wetlands and the forests The Western and
>Eastern Synthesis of Technology 5 in 2005 will bring the wetlands and
>forests into the city. This Asian Way, following the quiet revolution of the
>women of the forest with its emphasis on grassroots participation in
>ecology, will begin the process of leaving behind the mistakes of an assault
>upon nature and aim at healing the ravaged planet which is one home we all
>share in a large, hostile, and largely unknown univerce.
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> Representative of
> Save Fujimae Association &
> Japan Wetland Action Network
>Address: Dept. of Math. Meijo University
> 1-501 Shiogamaguchi Tenpaku Nagoya, 468 JAPAN
>Phone: 81-52-832-1151 Ext 5054
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