On November 14, we gathered together earlier than usual to protest against the arrival of a salvage barge transporting stones that departed from Oku fishing port in Kunigami village a day before. Those stones were as much volume as 50 dump trucks and would be delivered to the truck yard from the seawall named K9 at Oura bay.

Because of the bad weather, members of Henoko Blue (canoe team) also boarded the boat to protest against the large ship approaching to the K9 seawall at Oura bay.

At that time, the serious accident was occurred by Japanese Coast Guard (JCG). Two officers of JCG jumped into our boat that was already filled with passengers designated by law. JCG’s role is to ensure the safety at sea, but they themselves threatened the safety of citizens in order to help the construction work…!

As a result, being guarded by JCG, the salvage barge came alongside the K9 seawall, and lots of dump trucks carried out stones from that salvage barge to the truck yard.

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In the afternoon, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) expanded a oil-fence at Henoko side. Originally those oil-fences and floating buoys are permitted to put on the sites of boring survey, but now ODB uses them for the embankment site too. It seems like there are no rules here…

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And another seawall named N5 on the southwest side of Cape Henoko bounded by this oil-fence seems like 30 meters long from the beach already. The construction work is progressing faster, because the site is sandy beach and reef with shallow water.
The rock reef teeming with small fish must have been landfilled already. What happened to the fish…?

Let’s stop this landfill, and construction of new military base.
Let’s keep this life together.

November 14, 2017

Original post (Japanese)
English translation by M.N.

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