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 →

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

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 →

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