Henoko Blue

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

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 →

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

Thank you to 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 can 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 →

Innocent life

“K9 Seawall” is the area where embankment work has begun in the first place at Henoko. One day, workers dropped crushed stones into the water to extend the seawall near from the so-called leisure beach for Camp Schwab-based Marines. According... Continue Reading →

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