Henoko Blue

The canoe team for protecting Oura Bay, Henoko, Okinawa, from construction of a new U.S. military base

[Photo gallery] The cradle of life

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The recommendation of “studying” in Henoko

The season of fresh greenery has come in Yambaru (the northern part of Okinawa island). It’s getting warmer in seawater gradually, and we can even swim on sunny day! The spring is the season for a new encounter. Wouldn’t you... Continue Reading →

Concrete blocks lowered into the ocean despite bad weather On Friday, Feb. 10, the temperature in Nago only went up to around 13 or 14 degrees Celsius. The winds rolled down the surrounding mountains, hitting Oura Bay hard, making it feel as though it was even colder than... Continue Reading →

Destruction of Oura Bay begins…

Around 9:30 a.m. on Feb.7, we saw the very first concrete block* was dumped into sea. And then, workers dumped large concrete blocks one after the other in quite short time than we might imagine. The officers of Japan Coast... Continue Reading →

Once Again

On the morning of January 1, 2017, many gathered along the Henoko shoreline to watch the first sunrise of the year. We vowed to stop the construction of a new U.S. military base, and prayed for a peaceful year. And... Continue Reading →

About Us

Henoko Blue is a civilian canoe team aiming for protecting Chura-Umi (beutiful Sea) of Oura Bay, Henoko, Okinawa, which is the most healthiest coral reef preserving world-class marine biodiversity, from the plan to build a new U.S. military base. Here... Continue Reading →


In a single night, a calm little village suddenly became a solemn place. The road all the way from the village to the seaside was blocked off with many layers of caution tape. Beyond the restricted area lay the wreckage... Continue Reading →

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