Henoko Blue

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



With a dugong

It was a sunny day in October of last year. I found something strange on the Henoko beach, from where we paddle all the way to the construction site. What…? That’s unbelievable! There’s a dugong!? But it was not. You... Continue Reading →


“Henoko, Oura Bay: The Sea of Life”

"Henoko, Oura Bay: The Sea of Life" English-subtitled version is available! The beautiful sea full of life is being destroyed for the sake of a new U.S. military base . The lives of people, the lives of dugongs, the lives... Continue Reading →

Stones transported over the ocean

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. These stones had as much volume as 50... Continue Reading →

Solidarity message from Puerto Rico

The sit-in-on-the-sea has received a solidarity message from Japan-residing Puerto Ricans. On October 25, one of the ship's captains read aloud this message in Spanish and translated into Japanese on board on behalf of him, and we were really touched.... Continue Reading →

Despite the strong wind

Today we’ve successfully conducted the second sit-in-on-the-sea at Henoko despite the strong wind. Thanks to the presence of many participants, the construction work did stop in this morning! The total number of today’s participants; Sit-in-on-the-sea: 151 people 80 people on... Continue Reading →

Secret Paradise under the Sea

The readers of this blog may think about the construction of a new U.S. military base, if you hear “Henoko and Oura Bay”. However, Oura Bay is one of the pristine ocean areas that provides the habitat for various species.... Continue Reading →

Second sit-in-on-the-sea on October 25th!

In one more month, the second sit-in-on-the-sea will be held in Henoko!! We've already receive inquiry from a first-time participant. Here is the flyer (in Japanese only). PDF data is also available, if you need. Please print out and pass... Continue Reading →

How was the sit-in-on-the-sea on July 25th?

Almost one month has passed since we gathered at Henoko for the sit-in-on-the-sea. Today, we are sharing a video of the sit-in on July 25th to those who participated in it, those who couldn't, and those who want to be... Continue Reading →

Mastigias papua (Jellyfish)

I’m just wondering what is jellyfish’s mind when it’s floating in the water. I feel like to be jellyfish just for a day. The encounter with innocent life in the water such us jellyfish heals my tiredness from the... Continue Reading →

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