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.


TAISEI CORPORATION ( Contractor of New US Base)

Yesterday, there was a study meeting about Taisei Kensetsu (a construction company) who is a contractor of reclamation project for about 160ha at Oura bay & 45ha on the land.

We learned their history of starting a company as selling guns and supply for soldiers on 1867. Since then, this cooperation grew together with Japan. During Japanese occupation around Asian countries, this company sent a lot of workers to the front.

During the US occupation in Japan, most of US camps are constructed by Taisei Kensetsu cooperation from 1946.
And, this company has been here in Okinawa for long time now. They have been growing with big constructions in Okinawa like US Bases from 1949.

And Ikata, Sendai, Takahama Nuclear Power Stations were built by Taisei Kensetsu, and these 3 power stations some how restarted earlier that other reactors. We suspect that because of Taisei Kensetsu's strong connection with Japanese Government. And another fact is that, there is a son of the Chief Cabinet Secretary works in Taisei Kensetsu.

And President of Taisei Kensetsu visited many countries with Prime Minister Abe last few years.  (Website of Taisei Corporation)

32 Airports in Japan, 7 Airports out side of Japan

a lot of working, all the time, try to create jobs.

Police, Why they help construction. 

600 days of Sit-in at Camp Schwab.

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