Stop the Cruise Missile

Object Number: 
2002.70.58
Date: 
1975-1985
Medium: 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on back of button: "In our homeland AICHI [illegible] has a Very Long Wave wireless base named YOSAMI. This U.S. military base orders to nuclear submarine in Pacific & Indian oceans. Stop the nuclear wars & the armsrace! Remove YOSAMI base! AIC
Description: 
Circular pin-back button: "STOP THE/CRUISE MISSILE"; Japanese characters are printed across the top and bottom. In the center is a map of Japan surmounted by a missile inscribed "USA"; to the right is a submarine partially submerged; yellow, blue and black.
Gallery Label: 
This button is part of a protest against the manufacture and use of nuclear weapons in Japan.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Beatrice J. Siegel
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group