Autumn & winter 2016 Edition
Tibetans under the severe surveillance
Tibet was invaded by China in the 1950’s. Now, it’s a part of China, called “Tibetan Autonomous Region.” In fact, there’s hardly any real autonomy for Tibetans and Beijing has severely been controlling Tibet by the mighty military power. So far, approximately 200 Tibetans have immolated themselves to protest against the brutal policy. Nothing essentially has changed and Tibetans’ suffering continues…
Courage and Determination
What does it mean to tackle severe problems people tend to ignore and be scared to touch? Through the dialogue with the prominent two of 2014 Nobel peace laureates, we will find the similar determination Gandhi showed in his lifetime.
China is now a superpower with the military and economic power, expanding its influence over the international community. On the other hand, its brutal policy over its citizens especially minorities and HK people are criticized and conflicts with neighboring coun-tries become a serious concern.
Bhutan, a youngest democratic nation, used to be a unique hidden kingdom, being almost closed off to the world. It lifted the ban on the media including the Internet and satellite TV only in 2000. Accordingly, the nation is struggling now to preserve its own culture in the wave of cultural globalization.
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On August 6th 1945, the fist atomic bomb was dropped over humans in Hiroshima, Japan. Thant meant the entire world would be under control of the devastating violence. Gandhi deeply contemplated whether non-violence was still effective toward it. After the yearly silence, he clearly answered it.
It’s been more than 60 years since the first ascent of Mt. Everest. It has become the "cheap one" even amateurs, who can afford to pay a large amount of money, can climb. The mountain is now truly a very crowded one where over 600 climbers reach the summit annually. Accordingly, we clearly see several serious problems for it.
In 1970s, ordinary Indian village women in the Himalayas risked their lives to protected forests sustaining them from exploiters, embracing trees. The nonviolent resistance with the unique way was called “Chipko Movement” and then it has influenced many subsequent environmental conservation activities all over the world.
Many still believe that science and religion are in an adversarial relationship. However, the authorities of the both fields believe that the two sides try to explore the same “truth” from different approaches.” They also believe that the mutual understanding and cooperation between them can enrich more the quality of human society.
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Indian women’s ambition to be political readers in the male-dominant society
Why so many Tibetans have immolated themselves?
World leaders discuss complex causes of poverty.
"Where is India Gandhi was dreaming for?"
“It provides an essential perspective to penetrate human society.”
In Search of Gandhi
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
the Himalayan Wisdom
The Himalaya Archive Japan running Himalaya Awareness Archives is a Japanese nonprofit organization with the organizational concept “Thinking of the Earth, Thinking from the Himalaya.”