I just received this email and downloaded the book. It's great.

email from Ryuichi Sakamoto
From: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Date: Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:37:49 AM Japan
To: Joichi Ito
Subject: Dear Friends

Dear friends,

recently one of my friends went to Iraq to meet the people and see their lives.
Soon after he came back he published the book "On a small bridge in Iraq"
which just came out in Japan.
Please see the pictures of the Iraqi people and their lives.
Those are beautiful pictures.
Can we bomb them, the people just like us?

Please go to http://www.cafeimpala.com/downloadbookE.html
and download the English version of the pdf file.

Peace!!
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Ryuichi Sakamoto
www.sitesakamoto.com/
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why is it great?

It is great because it is beautiful, not what you expected and will help the pro-war people understand that the US will be bombing human beings, not just terrorists.

I feel every day and beautiful culture of the people in Iraq. Of course, I hate terrorism and violence. I cannot see your point of view. do you hate US?

The US is many things. It is the people, it is the culture, it is the government... So I can't say that I hate the US. My point of view is that there is very little material on the Internet about the normal lives of people in Iraq. I think the book presents it well. I think that many people think about war without thinking about the people who they are at war with. I think that it is essential to present this view. If you feel the beautiful culture of Iraq every day, that's great. I don't think most people on the Internet do.

ikezawaさんも参加されている「戦争について考えるウェブリング」です。
http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/japanese/war01.htm

こういうときこそBLOGだと思います。

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