In southern Japan there is an island called Okinawa. Ryukyu is the previous name of this island before the Japanese invaded in the 17th century.

During World War Ⅱ, Okinawa was sacrificed to protect the Japanese mainland. At that time, the majority Okinawans were Japanised in an education system, forcefully taught a loyalty to Japanese Emperor. In 1945 the U.S. brutally invaded Okinawa — the ”Storm of Iron" — and took the lives of 1 out of 4 Okinawan people.

From 1945 to 1972, the island was ruled by the US Military government. Okinawa became a lawless area. In 1972, the island was returned to Japanese hands.

In July, 2014, both the Japanese and US governments started the construction of a new U.S. military base to have a new base in Henoko, although 20% of the island is already occupied by US Bases. Henoko is the site of beautiful Oura bay. The government plans to landfill Oura bay, an area of unusual of marine bio-diversity where endangered species live.

In June, 2015 opinion poll shows that 80% of Okinawan people oppose the construction of the base. In protest, the people have built a permanent community of tents in front of Camp Schwab, a US Marine Corps base, and we are there every day around the clock. Opposition includes the prefectural government of Okinawa and many national and local representatives in Okinawa are our side.

On 13th、October, 2015
A governor of Okinawa revoked a permission of reclamation which was signed by Previous governor.

The dispute over the new U.S.base's construction in Henoko between Tokyo & Okinawa is set to develop into a court battle.

4th March, 2016
the government of Japan and the Okinawa prefectural government reached a settle ment for lawsuits filed over the plan move U.S.Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko.

At the moment, All constructions in Henoko has stopped.
Until the Japanese Government violently restart again.

11th July 2016
While the Henoko is stop, Japanese government suddenly re-started TAKAE helipads Construction.
More than 500 riot police has been sent from main land.
Beautiful Rain forest's village has become a chaotic situation.

February 2017
Henoko construction has restarted.
Land Fill has also started. the Government plans to complete in 5 years. However, the Protectors at Henoko keep fighting to protect the bay. As well as a Governor of Okinawa and Mayor of Nago city have power to not being complete the construction.
Next year, January and November, there are elections for both mayor and governor. It's going to be a key for Henoko.

The determined people won't give up.

This blog is to spread the message and to tell the story of our non-violent daily action.


Blocking the US Marines Gate with 1400 Blocks.

How amazingly a Non-violent struggle in Henoko has been a success to close 2 days a week.
People started to pile the concrete blocks in front of the gate for stopping the construction vehicles.

                        A friend from US arrived yesterday to join the Henoko sit-in.
                   We appreciate people from outside of Japan come and join this struggle.
                        We hope that more & more foreign friends come and join us.

Finally, Henoko is becoming an artistic.
We started to paint on concrete blocks.
Please come & paint a block for peace.


Mayor Election Ginowan.

Election in Ginowan city, okinawa gave us a big damage.
There were 2 candidates of its election.
Present mayor, Atsushi Sakima and Keiichiro Shimura challenged.
Present mayor was supported by Japanese government (LDP&KOMEITO)
And Mr. Shimura was supported by All Okinawa Council (people who suppport Govenor Onaga for a stop new base)

Present mayor has been close to Japanese government. At a last election Mr. Sakima did express that Futenma Airbase relocate not inside of Okinawa as his campaign promises.
However in the election on this year, He never spoke the word of Henoko.

Mr.Shimura was keep saying to the people that "We don't let relocate Futenma Airbase to Henoko.

Mr.Shimura was unable to accomplish to become a

news paper news - mayor.

The central government-backed incumbent Atsushi Sakima clinched a second term in the Ginowan mayoral election on Jan. 24, defeating the only rival candidate supported by Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga in what was called a "proxy battle" between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration and Onaga over the relocation of a key U.S. military base.

The Abe government has insisted that the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district of the Okinawa Prefecture city of Nago is the "only solution" to remove the danger posed by the Futenma airfield situated in a densely populated area and to avoid a permanent fixation of the facility there. It is likely that the Abe administration will intensify such assertions now that the incumbent mayor has beaten the Okinawa governor-backed candidate opposed to the Henoko relocation plan.

Mind you, the results of the mayoral election are simply a manifestation of residents' wishes for the reversion of the Futenma station -- called the "world's most dangerous base" -- at the earliest date possible. It makes no sense for the government to take the election results as an endorsement of the Henoko relocation.

During the election campaign, Mayor Sakima withheld from clarifying his stance toward the Henoko transfer plan, instead calling for early removal of the Futenma air station and prevention of its permanent fixation there. He tactfully made sure the relocation issue did not become the focal point of contention while highlighting his advantage as an incumbent and advocating economic promotional measures capitalizing on his ties with the central government and ruling parties.

Sakima was endorsed by the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, with the central government offering full support. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga pledged support to a plan proposed by Sakima to invite a Disney resort to replace the Futenma station, and announced reversion of some land at the Futenma facility ahead of schedule.

Sakima's opponent, Keiichiro Shimura, was a fresh candidate backed by the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party -- both ruling parties in the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly -- as well as some conservative local legislators. Shimura advocated against the Henoko transfer plan and called for the unconditional shutdown and reversion of the Futenma facility at an early date. "Should he lose the election by any chance, it would be publicized in Tokyo with a magnitude of 100 times or even 200 times that Okinawa residents' objection to the Henoko relocation has vanished," Gov. Onaga had said earlier this month.

The Futenma airstrip sits in crowded central Ginowan, and local residents are strongly in favor of its early removal. Aside from Futenma, the city is also plagued by a plethora of issues closely linked to residents' daily lives. There must have been many who voted for Sakima in the hope that he would take steps to resolve administrative challenges that directly affect their lives -- all the more because he adamantly skirted around the Henoko relocation agenda.

In the meantime, Shimura managed to gain a certain amount of votes in the face of an all-out battle waged by the Abe administration, a fact indicating residents' sense of resistance toward Futenma's relocation within the prefecture while pushing for its reversion as their natural right.

In Okinawa Prefecture, the anti-Henoko relocation camp won the Nago mayoral election, Okinawa gubernatorial election and the House of Representatives election in 2014. The fact that the Okinawa governor and the mayor of Nago -- the planned host of the Futenma replacement facility -- are against the Henoko relocation remains unchanged.

The Henoko dispute is also set to be contested in the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly election in June and the House of Councillors election this summer, while the court battle over the issue between Tokyo and Naha continues. The central government should not exploit the Ginowan election results in forcing through the relocation work any further.


Historical Action stops US Base construction.

On Thursday 21st Jan, At the camp Schwab more than 400 people gathered for stopping Henoko New Base.

From last year, we have been stopping the construction vehicles on Wednesday.
From last week, we gather hundreds of people on Thursday,too.

It's a historical day that we made construction to stop 2 days a week.
We know that Japanese & US governments in a trouble.

How people protest at camp Schwab.
Kachaasee is a Okinawa style Dancing.
When Okinawa people have a cerebration, they dance.

Henoko fishing port.
We don't want to see military runways & navy port at this peaceful sight.


Islands of an beauty and a sorrow for a peace

End of the battle of Okinawa, Southern point of an island of Okinawa.
It means, a last spot where the battle of Okinawa ended and from this cliff, people jumped to the death lather than captured by US soldiers.

People of Okinawa or even all Japanese people were taught by a government and Military that if you were captured by US soldiers, You'd be tortured and slaughtered or if you are woman you'd be raped and murdered. That is why, Civilians or even Japanese soldiers choose to kill themselves.

How beautiful ocean today...

Ginowan (Futenma) Election for a Mayor.

 Camp Futenma Marine Corps. ( It cannot be called an Air Base, because it's violating a Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan)  

As you see a location of this Base is right in a middle of the city of Ginowan.
Unbelievably, It's been here for almost 7 decades.  Right after the US took the land away after    1945.                                                                                                                     

Now, City of Ginowan is taking an election campaign for the new Mayor. Election date is 24th Jan. This election has a big meaning for Henoko New Base. Because, Present mayor doesn't oppose to move relocate Futenma Base to Henoko.

A new candidates express that we don't need a relocation to Henoko. 

Japanese government puts lots of pressure and weight to Ginowan election.
Because if they lost this election, Henoko New Base will be an impossible. Why? Because the will of the people is so obvious that WE DON'T WANT US BASES !! ANY MORE !!                                                                                                  
                                                         Henoko 551 days                                                                                                                           

A amphibious tanks run everywhere even on the public road.


Henoko Daily Acrion started again.

7th January 2016

where the world goes in this chaotic situation all around the world.
Middle East, Europe and Easr Asia, Africa, or Centarl America

In Okinawa, Japan. still people are not killed by international terrorism.
no bombs, no gun shootings.

Is this called a "peace" ?  I say, we don't feel a scare of being killed in a daily life.

This morning, the construction vehicles went into the base, a first time of this year.

Yesterday was Wednesday, every Wednesday is a day when the hundreds people gather. there-fore yesterday a few hundreds of people gathered. and no construction vehicles showed up.

All Okinawa council decided to make 2 days a week from 1 day a week from next week.

So, from next week, 2 days in a week, the construction vehicles cannot go inside.

                                                 550 days of daily action
                                                 6 a.m. at Camp Schwab.
                                             Riot police, ready to remove people.

                     L-shaped concrete block for land filling of the road beside the Oura bay.