JAPAN Forward “Japan Honors Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo A Year After Death in Chinese Prison”


JAPAN Forward” reported about us.

July 13, 2018, marked the first anniversary of the death in a Chinese prison of democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Memorial ceremonies were held in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Berlin, New York, and other places in the world on the anniversary date. In Fukuoka, Japan, an event titled “Liu Xiaobo Memorial Forum” was held in keeping with the worldwide movement to honor Liu’s commitment to human rights and democracy. About 150 participated in this lone event held in the country. ・・・
Hidetoshi Ishii, speaking on behalf of the Liu Xiaobo Memorial Forum executive committee, showed the significance of this forum when he said, “I’d like to make this a start for re-establishing Japanese-Chinese relations based on freedom, human rights, and the rule of law.” ・・・

Japan Honors Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo A Year After Death in Chinese Prison
[JAPAN Forward] August 10th, 2018


Yoko Ishii is known to her legions of fans as “Random Yoko.” She was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985. A graduate of Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka majoring in English, Yoko began posting videos to YouTube in 2006. In 2011, she won the first YouTube NextUp award. Her YouTube channel on politics and history, randomyoko2, has more than 50,000 subscribers and has been viewed more than 6.5 million times. She has appeared in numerous print, online, and television outlets, and has published a book on the subject of patriotism: Shin Aikokuron. She is based in Fukuoka.

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August 10th, 2018