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January 18, 2007

Further removal of greenery

In character with the Cemetery and Parks division's modus operandi of withholding information until it is a done deal, we received the other half of the plans on TUE:

bushes and_trees to be removed

This bird's eye view of the Gaijin bochi shows that virtually all of the bushes and some trees will be removed. We understand that this is to provide an unobstructed view of graves, which in of itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but we believe the charm of the cemetery will be lost.

We urge you to write to Tocho and Governor Ishihara to call for a halt to these plans and preservation of the site.

1) Tocho's e-mail: koe AT
(Please cc sachiko AT foreignsection DOT org so that she can also forward your mail to the Parks and Cemetery division.)

2) Governor's snail mail: Governor Shintaro Ishihara, 2-8-1 NishiShinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 163-8001.

Details from TUE's meeting are forthcoming.

Posted by Jonathan at January 18, 2007 12:47 AM

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