lunes, 18 de julio de 2011


  • ITechLaw is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for two upcoming ITechLaw conferences: the 8th International Asian Conference, taking place in Bangalore, India on February 23-24, 2012, and the 2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting, taking place in Washington, D.C., USA on May 3-4, 2012. -->

  • Please submit your proposal online as directed below for one or both of the upcoming conferences. Each conference's submission form requires the following details for your proposal:

  • A topic title
    The area of law and/or industry to which the topic relates

  • A short one-paragraph description of the topic

  • A brief description of why you consider this to be timely and relevant for inclusion in the conference, and The speaker's name, organization, and a summary of the speaker qualifications and experience to address the proposed topic

  • Please submit your proposal for the 8th International Asian Conference by July 28, 2011, either via email to Shibani Josephs, or online.

    The 8th International Asian Conference is co-chaired by Alexander Blumrosen of Bernard-Hertz-Bejot, Rajiv Patel of Fenwick & West, Sajai Singh of J. Sagar Associates, and Ursula Widmer of Dr. Widmer & Partners, attorneys at law, as well as Program Committee Chair Jenna Leavitt of Pillsbury.

    For more information on this conference, please visit

The Voices of Ten Million: Anti-Nuclear Petition Movement Launched in Japan  千万人の声−−反原子力陳情運動、日本で始まる

A group of Japan’s most prominent public intellectuals have launched a movement to amass ten million signatures calling for an end to Japanese nuclear power. The group, which includes Uchihashi Katsuto, Ooe Kenzaburo, Ochiai, Kamata Satoshi, Sakamoto Ryuichi, Sawachi Hisae, Setouchi Jakucho, Tsujii Takashi and Tsurumi Shunsuke, also plan a nationwide series of protests on September 11, the six month anniversary of the tsunami and the beginning of the Fukushima crisis.

Affected by the earthquake on 11th March, the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant of TEPCO is suffering meltdown, the worst possible situation, in its reactors number 1 to3.

This has become an unparalleled disaster, where high level radioactive materials have been released, following hydrogen explosions and the damages to the reactor buildings, into sea water, air and soil, contaminating the environment.

Even two months after the earthquake, the reactors show no sign of coming back to control and the situation continues to be extremely unstable. It is feared that there would be immeasurable effects on the health and lives of not only the local residents and the workers at the power plant but also the future children yet to be born.

We have always been aware that humans cannot live with nuclear. We are deeply regretting that even though we knew this fact, our protesting voices and actions against nuclear energy have been far too weak.

We are determined to take actions for a “peaceful and sustainable society”, reconsidering our lifestyles that exploit nature and waste limitless energy, and focusing on natural energy.

For that purpose, we set the following goals:
1. Cancellation of construction plans for new nuclear power plants
2. Planned termination of existing nuclear power plants, including the Hamaoka nuclear power plant.
3. Abolition of “Monju” and nuclear reprocessing plants which use plutonium, the most dangerous radioactive material.We will achieve these goals in order to save our own lives, and fulfill our responsibilities to the future children.

We will hold the “Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants” Rally as follows. Please join with your friends and families.

Date: September 19th, 2011, Starting at 13:00Place: Meiji Park, Tokyo (Five minutes walk from JR Sendagaya station, two minutes walk from metro Oedo line Kokuritsu Kyogijo station (Exit E25)Expected number of participants: 50,000(There will also be a parade after the rally.)

Fuente: Asia-Pacific Journal Editors

domingo, 17 de julio de 2011

The Silk Road House

The Silk Road House presents: "THE SALTMEN OF TIBET" German filmmaker, director and writer Ulrike Koch is a sinologist (her previous film dealt with Chinese medicine) who made this 1997 documentary on digital video with a small crew in northern Tibet. She also worked on the Bernardo Bertolucci films ''The Last Emperor'' and ''Little Buddha.'' For this Swiss-German production, she sneaked cameras into Changtang region in order to film four men and 160 yak in a 2,000-year-old ritual -- the annual spring pilgrimage to gather raw salt at remote lakes, a three-month Himalayan trek. The wind is a constant presence, and so are the looming, snow-covered peaks. This nomadic tribe has been collecting salt to buy barley in the same way since ages. All is ritualized: Margen cooks, Pargen prepares burnt offerings and distributes meat, Zopon cares for the caravan of yaks, Bopsa bends his strong back to arduous work. To each other they speak the secret language of saltmen. Camping along the way, they engage in prayers, talk, and songs. The saltmen are a fraternity, and there are initiation rites. The men play assigned roles: “mother,'' `”father'' and “novice,'' and we gather that there must always be a novice to reinforce the idea of seeing familiar things as if for the first time. The sounds we hear are the men chanting, bells and the deep foghorn blasts of resonant instruments. Punctuating the movie are excerpts from the story of King Gesar of Ling, a national Tibetan epic, hauntingly sung by an unidentified female shaman who is a member of the tribe.

Director of photography, Pio Corradi; music by Stefan Wulff and Frank Wulff; produced by Christophe Bicker and Knut Winkler; released by Zeitgeist Films. Stars: Margen (Old Mother), Pargen (Old Father), Zopon (Lord of the Animals). Language -- in Tibetan, with English subtitles. Running time: 110 minutes. The screening will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.

July 9th, Saturday, 5-7pm

Fuente: The Silk Road House

viernes, 15 de julio de 2011

Festival do Japão 2011

Acompanhe a cobertura da 14ª edição do maior evento de cultura japonesa na América Latinartura.

Pelo segundo ano consecutivo, o AkibaSpace acontece dentro do Festival do Japão. É um grande lounge de cultura pop japonesa, com atividades dedicadas aos aficionados por mangá, anime, games e moda urbana japonesa.

A grande final brasileira do World Cosplay Summit 2011 acontece no dia 17 no palco principal. Trata-se do maior campeonato de cosplay do mundo, em que a dupla vencedora garante vaga na final mundial, disputada no Japão.

O já tradicional Miss Nikkey escolhe a mais bela descendente de japoneses no Brasil, em um concurso sempre animado com a participação de 22 candidatas.

O evento também conta com área da criança, praça cultural e esportiva, workshops e área da terceira idade.
14º Festival do Japão
Onde: Centro de Exposições Imigrantes, Rodovia dos Imigrantes, km 1,5, São Paulo-SPQuando: 15, 16 e 17 de julho

Horários: Sexta-feira, das 12:00 às 21:00; sábado, das 10:00 às 21:00; e domingo, das 10:00 às 18:00
Ingressos: R$ 8 (antecipado); R$ 10 (no dia)

por Redação Made in Japan

jueves, 14 de julio de 2011

SADF condemns vehemently the new terror attack against India

Paulo Casaca, the executive director of South Asia Democratic Forum, in view of the triple blast that exploded in Mumbai at 7 PM local time, conveyed his condolences to the relatives of the fatally injured as well as to the injured. He expresses full solidarity with the Indian authorities and vehemently condemns this new terror attack against India, its perpetrators and all those who supported them.

For SADF any terrorist attack against human race is an attack against humanity.

Yesterday, SADF was working on the main conclusions of the conference together held with the Inter-University Centre for terrorism studies which was hosted by MEP Alexander Alvaro. The Conference was held In light of Bin Laden’s killing in Pakistan, the new terror attack unfortunately proved correct its most important finding: “The elimination of Bin Laden or the sideling of Al-Qa’ida did not stop the likelihood of the escalation of terrorism”.

SADF reminds that no measures are yet taken against the organisations and their leaders that have been identified as the perpetrators and masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks rampantly working in their safe havens such as Pakistan.

SADF believes terrorism to be appalling and intolerable act of violence. It condemns those who use these despicable means to achieve these goals. Last but not the least, SADF urges international community not to support such weeds who are targeting innocent people for their vested interest.

Brussels, 2011-07-13

domingo, 10 de julio de 2011

Becas de Jica

La Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón (Jica, por sus siglas en inglés), presente en casi todos los países de América Latina, otorga becas que comprenden el pasaje aéreo de ida y vuelta, el alojamiento, una asignación para gastos diarios y un seguro médico. El estudiante sólo debe afrontar los impuestos aeroportuarios, visas y demás gastos estrictamente personales.

martes, 5 de julio de 2011

"Sin pasaportes y sin escalas" al Japón !!! ....


Todos los miércolrs, a las 17 hs., los invitamos a seguir viviendo la temporada 2011 de

! Acompañanos en este viaje semanal al otro lado del mundo, "Sin pasaportes y sin escalas" al Japón !!! ....

a través de FM 93.9 y por internet:

lunes, 4 de julio de 2011

"Xinjiang and Gilgit BaltistanThe Politics of Exploitation"


On 13th July 2011,
Room No. ASP 5G - 1
European Parliament
10:30am - 12:30 pm, followed by Lunch

o Mr. Jurgen Creutzmann,
Member of the European Parliament,
Chairperson Friends of Gilgit Baltistan in the EP

o Ms. Kristiina Ojuland
Member of the European Parliament
Member of the Friends of Gilgit Baltistan in the EP

o Mr. Mehmet Tohti
Special Representative of World Uyghur Congress to the EU

o Mr. Mumtaz Khan
Executive Director,
International Centre for Peace and Democracy, Canada

o Mr. Roy Strider
Writer and Human Rights Defender

o Mr. Senge Sering,
President, Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies

Hosted by: Friends of Gilgit Baltistan, EU & South Asia Democratic Forum

For RSVP please email to with the following details

Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number