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.

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.


2016年2月24日水曜日

24th Feb, 500 People Stopped Construction Today !!

Wednesday morning, 500 hundreds people gathered at Camp Schwab.
No way for Police to remove this number of people.
Construction vehicles were not coming today.



              If we have this amount of people everyday, Construction won't be completed.

                 Early morning 6 am. Riot police arrive and go into the Camp Schwab.


Almost 600 days.
500

1 件のコメント:

  1. Good morning,

    My name is Pedro Rodrigues and I am the responsible for the Asia Pacific bureau of RT Ruptly, an international news agency part of the RT global TV station media family.

    We are very much inspired by this action and we would like to cover stories about your actions against the construction of this base in Henoko.

    Could you please keep me informed of your future actions? And could you let me know if on Sunday, the 600th day of the stop of construction by the actions of the people, you will be doing a bigger event?

    Please do let me know and let's keep in touch - prodrigues@ruptly.tv - we want to give your movement a global voice.

    Many thanks

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