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.


2016年7月24日日曜日

Okinawa Deposition 22nd. July. 2016

A massive power of the Government is demonstrated with the Japanese riot Police who are sent from Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, and Fukuoka. 
All Japan riot police forces.
Uncountable numbers of Police forces (media says 500 - 1000 hundreds) arrived at Okinawa on this middle of July.

The Japanese government has been ignoring a Japanese law on the isolated island of Okinawa.
The situation in Okinawa has been so critical and danger of democratic and constitutional nation.

The Japanese government ignores the Okinawa prefecture government. And using police to remove the will and decision of Okinawa.

Especially Police power has been overused and ignoring law process.
For example, Removing legally parked citizen's cars which were blocking the gate for construction sites.
Starting a inspection for all cars on the public road. Police tried to search inside of cars.
Setting temporary traffic signs of parking prohibition without legal process.


When the Police who is legally using a violence do not obey the national law. 
It is absolutely dangerous for a people who disagree the Japanese governmet policy.


These days, we witnessed the government is ignoring a process of natinal law visibly.

I am so scared to imagine the future of this isolated island Okinawa and also Main island of Japan itself.

Bravely a woman sat on the car & speak to Police force.

Riot Police, Security Guard, Temporary Fence and making more fence inside.

Public road was closed by police without needed permission from Prefecture Government.

Women asked for toilet, Police man follows and waits outside of the door.

This day, Media complained to Police that didn't allowed to walk around.

3 people were injured. 2 women & a man. but more & more people had mentally injured.

Police moved a car by using special wheel tools.

Each one of the people have a story to tell to Police.

He was singing a Traditional songs with tears.

I guess around 300 people sat.

People protested for 7 hours under the summer sunshine.

Yanbaru forest, some people climbed up.

Media came from all around Japan.

Pray for everyone to awake.

Lawyers ask to explain this legal situation, but Police had no answer to reply. Just said For a safety.

Dark blue color occupy the Green Forest.

This day I didn't see any U.S. military personnel. What is this mean???

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