On July 19th, one part of the sea off the coast of Cape Henoko that is one section of the landfill area was enclosed.

Around 2.30pm, we thought that the two seawalls called the K4 seawall and the N3 seawall which had a narrow gap became connected underwater, and then within an hour, the place that until the previous day had a gap could now be crossed by heavy machinery.

There is still work to be done to match the heights of the seawalls and to install covering blocks, but as of now one section of the sea of Henoko is blocked off.

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The prefecture is apparently taking action toward preventing the land reclamation work, but many living creatures have already been trapped in the area enclosed by the seawalls. The ocean currents may be altered, and the effects on the surroundings are immeasurable.

We ask for the removal of the seawalls and for the sea to be set free.

July 21, 2018

Original post (Japanese)
English translation by I.K.

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