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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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4th Sit-in-on-the-sea We will not allow the Henoko landfill

Last year, on November 6th, the seawall construction began on the Henoko side, and since then the dumping of stones has been steadily progressing, so that in just half a year five seawalls have reached their planned lengths. Their total... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Bring your heart to Henoko, Send your message of solidarity!

On April 25th, it has been one year after the Japanese government begun dumping stones into the sea for building sea walls… The construction work has been progressing, but we believe that there’s still way to save the Sea of... 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 →

“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 →

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