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Okinawa Today.

Thank you ... Governor Onaga.
We will not forget your dedication to Okinawa.
Okinawan governor Onaga past away on 8th Aug.
He had a pancreas cancer.

He was given surgery this April.
If he gave up his job at that point, he 'd may be survived up to now.

His responsibility was so much to Okinawa.
He was an one of the most powerful gorveronor in Okinawan history.

He was a member of Liberal Democratic Party(LDP) which is the biggest political party in Japan.
Priminister Abe is the top of LDP.

However, when Mr. Onaga saw how Japanese goverment treat Okinawa, He decided to leave from LDP.

And Mr. Onaga ran for Okinawa governor and He was elected.
What was a special about a governor Onaga is uniting Okinawan conservatives to stop U.S. military eapansion.
U.S. mlitary issue in Okinawa was always devided conservative party and liberal party.
However, Mr. Onaga joined the hands with liberals to stop new U.S. base expansion.

He said, No More Ideology But Identity.
He meant that he understand…

Extraordinary days are Every day at Camp Schwab

Everyday life in Okinawa is next to military.

                               Everyday Life in Okinawa is a fight to stop Military's brutality.

                            Over 70 years. Okinawa is the strongest peace movement in Japan.

Fukushima 7th Year Report

7 years has passed. Earth Quake and Tsunami took about 20000 lives. And Nuclear disaster continues to lead us to the unkonwn future.
Many differnt theories has been expressed about a radiation matter. Some of them says Radiation in Fukushima is not danger to our body. Some of them says that there are already many victims of Radiation.
People in Fukushima are not feel free to speak about radiation issue.
The government & media put more weight to talk about safety of radiation.
It is strange situation that hesitating to talk about it...
It make me think that how we the people live out side of Fukushima support. A Buddhist Monk Pray. At Southern Minami Soma city where recently J.P. government permitted to live after Nuclear contamination.
                           March 10th. Inter faith pilgrimage has been held past 7 yeras.

                                                Tsunami reached a couple of miles.

Elementary school was engulfed by Tsunami. Killed 74 kids.


Why Nago city elected a new mayor who is promoting Henoko New Base.

After a Mayor of Nago changed, everyone who want to stop Henoko U.S. new base construction dissapointed.

Because last 8 years people chose Mr Inamine who strongly oppose the New Base construction.

The new mayor was suppotred by Japanese government (LDP).
When the election time, He Mr. Togucihi never mentioned about Henoko.
It was a strategy to not talk about base issue. but only economy matter.

Because of tirering of base issue for Nago people.
People did wanted to hear something but no Base issue.

Japanese gov. put 120% power to make Mr. Toguchi win.

An hundred of the members of the national diet came to Nago.
To give a presure to companies, hospitals, post offices, religious groups etc...

I need to mention that under age of 50's voted for Mr. Toguchi.
Over 60's voted for Inamine.

It shows that people who know the war time chose Inamine.
And also people who see the news and get infomations by smart phone, internet chose Mr Tog…

1.9.2018 Henoko Sit in started

ALSOK is a one of the biggest security company in Japan. You may think that security men are armed like U.S's security companies. But, As you see them, they have no arms. they are bare hands. They don't look sturdy, they look very normal men.
I often think about their lives. How they got this job, What did they do before having this job, What comes into their minds when they see our struggle.
Okinawan young police.
A couple of hundrds trucks went in to the Base in this day.
Young police carry elder Okinawan.