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A Small Island's Big War: East Timor's Revolutionary War

Book about the history of East Timor and Japan's involvement and responsibility in the matter.
Table of contents (see below for original Japanese):
• Japan’s Responsibility: Fretilin’s message to the United Nations
• Chapter 1: Do you know East Timor?
• Chapter 2: Details on the East Timor War
• Chapter 3: Fretilin and the people of East Timor
• Chapter 4: Indonesia and East Timor
• Chapter 5: Japan and East Timor
• Chapter 6: Each country’s response to the situation
• Chapter 7: The end— What we can do about it
Contains multiple graphs, the translated message of Fretilin to the United Nations, a letter from the Indonesian foreign minister Adam Malik to Jose Manuel Ramos Horta, and multiple pictures of the war.

Original Japanese:
• 日本の責任― フレテリンの国連へのメッセージ
• 第一章:東チモールを知っていますか
• 第二章:東チモール戦争の経緯
• 第三章:フレテリンと東チモールの人々
• 第四章:インドネシアと東チモール
• 第五章:日本と東チモール
• 第六章:各国の対応と運動の状況
• 第七章:おわりに― わたしたちにできること
• 本と資料の紹介

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Speeches by Jose Ramos Horta and Dr. Yiochi Higuchi

Item is a publication produced by the Miyagi Prefecture's Branch of the Foundation of Japan Teacher's Mutual Benefit and Educational Promotion in June 1997. It consists primarily of the transcripts of two speeches: the first, entitled "'What should be the human existence in our time?' From the view point of fundamental human rights," was given by Jose Ramos Horta (1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) at the educational foundation in Sendai Japan on January 7, 1997; the second is a translation of a speech given in Japanese by Dr. Yiochi Higuchi (Professor of Sophia University) the same day at Hotel Sendai Plaza, and is entitled "The Significance of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize." It also contains biographical information on Jose Ramos Horta, Yiochi Higuchi, Jean Inglis (translator), and Michio Takahashi.


  • Preface by Michio Takahashi
  • What should be the human existence in our time? -- From the view point of fundamental human rights -- by Jose Ramos Horta
  • The Significance of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize -- Keynote Address -- by Professor Yiochi Higuchi

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