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

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The crushed lives

Seawall construction has started at the Henoko side, and the landscape has drastically changed. Before, when the tide was out we could row as though sliding above the seagrass as far as the eye could see, but now it is... Continue Reading →

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The state of the construction

The K3 seawall near the beach at Henoko has reached its planned length, and has curved to enter the K4 seawall construction. Furthermore, work on the N3 seawall that extends from Henoko Peninsula is currently suspended, with sacks containing crushed... Continue Reading →

The speech by a young canoe member

At the April 25th sit-in-on-the-sea, there was a solidarity rally on the beach, and canoe members gave speeches. One of the members is a youth that always nimbly slips through the Japan Coast Guard toward the construction site, sings songs... Continue Reading →

April 25th

Today, April 25th, marks exactly one year since the landfill-dumping construction of a new military base started at Henoko. We organized a sit-in on the sea. There was participation from 83 canoe boats (83 people) and 8 ship vessels (130... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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