Henoko Blue

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

You can join the Sit-in-on-the-sea at Henoko from anywhere in the world!

Thank you always for your interest in the issue of the U.S. military base construction at Henoko, Okinawa, and your continuous support for our protests against the construction on the sea at Oura bay, Henoko. Even if you are too... Continue Reading →


A canoe team member, Medoruma Shun’s work

Day by day more concrete blocks are being dropped on Oura Bay. Difficult days continue as the ocean is destroyed right in front of our eyes. Still, we cannot allow this construction to continue, so Henoko Blue canoe members and... Continue Reading →

An Additional Info on the Oura Bay Action July 25th!

We have been blessed with rain since yesterday despite the worrisome “dry” rainy season this year. Here’s an additional information regarding the protest planned on July 25th. Fill Oura Bay with Canoe, Kayak, and Boats! “NO” to the Henoko Base... 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 →

To prevent the government from conductiong construction work

We were rocked by the news that the Japanese government would eventually start shore protection work off Henoko for U.S. base as early as April 17. The work would be launched from the northern part of reclamation district. In preparation... Continue Reading →

Return of the Construction Ships

It's Sunday. Because the construction workers are off work, we take time off from protesting. We spend time with our families, chat with friends, read books. We work hard to protect our everyday lives. But Sundays are reserved for rest.... Continue Reading →

Future Journalists Visit Henoko

The other day, several American students majoring in journalism came to Henoko to learn about what's happening here. We were happy to hear that it was our blog that prompted them to come. They seemed surprised by the juxtaposition between... Continue Reading →

The recommendation of “studying” in Henoko

The season of fresh greenery has come in Yambaru (the northern part of Okinawa island). It’s getting warmer in seawater gradually, and we can even swim on sunny day! The spring is the season for a new encounter. Wouldn’t you... Continue Reading →

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