Dom Pates - Founding Consultant
A musician and peace activist from the UK, Dom originally founded the group in 2004. He now acts as consultant to the Steering Group and provides the main link between UK and Japan activities. In Japan, he dealt with A&R (finding the music), the promotional campaign, the website strategy, building the translation team, outreach and research to peace groups and the overseeing of volunteer staff.
Kimberly Hughes - Events & Peace Group Coordinator
A freelance translator/writer and peace activist from the U.S., Kim is responsible for outreach to a wide range of Japanese peace groups, as well as event planning and coordination. She is a member of the PNWJ Steering Group, and English Editor for the Translation Team. She also coordinates the PNWJ Facebook page.
Miho Yazawa - Events & Peace Group Coordinator
A dancer from Japan, Miho is responsible for outreach to a wide range of Japanese peace groups, as well as event planning and coordination. She is a member of the PNWJ Steering Group, and Japanese Editor for the Translation Team.
Hiroshi Fukui - Music Coordinator
A DJ, writer and event producer, Hiroshi has longstanding experience in the music industry. He has been deeply influenced in particular by the powerful rhythms of reggae, as well as music from the Arab and African regions.
PNWJ Translation Team
PNWJ has a team of volunteer translators that deal with English into Japanese and Japanese into English translations. To join the Mailing List for this group, please send an email to the address below with 'Translator' in the Subject field.
Rob Schwartz - Dynastic Records
Originally from the US, Rob has worked in the Japanese music and entertainment industry for over 10 years. He was responsible for the overall CD release on his own label, Dynastic Records. He is the main liaison with the Japanese music industry, and also deals with sales, A&R, promotional campaigns, and legal matters.
The artists that have contributed material to this project are both well known and previously unknown, with some having written songs specifically for PNWJ. Some of the contributing artists include Soul Flower Union, Ryukyu Underground, Dry & Heavy, Bhang Lassi/Captain Funk, Kotobuki, Raw Rec, KP, Quante Jubila, Cheryo & The Berovolas, And More, Unused and Hope.
For more information about these and the other artists with whom we are working, click here.
Peace Not War (UK)
Peace Not War is the London-based founding and parent organisation for PNWJ.
Tokyo-based Dynastic Records released the first 'Peace Not War Japan' compilation CD, and covers sales and publicity for the disc.
Website, CD booklet, promotional material and other designs by Graphic Alphabet.