Henoko Blue

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



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 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 →

“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 →

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 →

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