Henoko Blue

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



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. Those stones were as much volume as 50... Continue Reading →


Solidarity message from Puerto Rico

We've received a solidarity message from a Japan-residing Puerto Ricans to the sit-in-on-the-sea. 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... 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 →

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 →

151 people took part in the sit-in-on-the-sea at Henoko

Thanks for the everyone who took part in the sit-in-on-the-sea on July 25th! During the peaceful action on that day, the construction work did stop temporarily. It proved that we could stop the construction if hundreds of people gather in... Continue Reading →

New embankment work has begun in Henoko side

As most of you might already know, an another embankment work has begun. Crushed stones had been piled up to make what is called “K9 Seawall” in Oura bay thus far, and the temporary road construction work has begun near... Continue Reading →

On one rainy day

On Saturday, May 13, we were on standby after the regular meeting in the morning. Then it started raining as the weather forecast said. Heavy downpour continued intermittently. We decided to take time off from protesting, after checking out the... Continue Reading →

Japanese government begins “main construction work” for a new U.S. base, but it is just a ceremony

Some people would think that the landfill work starts in full swing in Henoko, Okinawa prefecture. However, this is a manipulation tactic. Please set your mind at rest. The sea of Henoko has not reclaimed! Today, the construction work was... Continue Reading →

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