Kotori Fest will reflect on kids’ safety and US military aircraft accidents

Kotori Fest will reflect on kids’ safety and US military aircraft accidents

Planning Committee Chair Tomoko Miyagi (second from left) pose for a picture with her colleagues on October 18 at Midorigaoka nursery school, inviting people to visit Kotori (little birds) Fest on Nov. 24.

October 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

GINOWAN—Parents and guardians of the students of Midorigaoka nursery school is organizing an interactive music and talk event, “Kotori Fest—skies are for little birds” to be held at the Ginowan Central Community Center on November 24 at 2:30 p.m., just short of two years since a U.S. military helicopter part fell and landed on the school.

The organizers are currently crowd funding the event on YUIMA. Admission will be free.

Musician Mugi the Cat, singer Misako Koja, FEC comedian Isao Nago-shibu as “Yagi no Shiru”, and the Tida Baton Team Okinawa will take the stage.

The event will provide a play area for kids and a nursing room. A limited quantity of Japanese curry rice and snacks will be served.

A relay-discussion is planned for the event to reflect on past incidents, including the U.S. helicopter crash at Miyamori Elementary School and Okinawa International University.

Planning Committee Chair Tomoko Miyagi, 50, hopes for a great turn out: “In the past two years, the situation [of U.S. military aircrafts flying over day care facilities] hasn’t improved, it’s getting worse.

I hope the event will serve as an opportunity for people to realize that there’s something wrong with the picture.”

For inquiries, e-mail: midorigaoka1207@gmail.com.
Click on the link below to contribute to their crowd funding efforts at YUIMA:

Creating a safe environment for children to play and learn in

(English translation by T&CT and Monica Shingaki)

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