About Us
The Okinawa Protest Advertising Action

Our Idea
Let us embrace the pain of the people in Okinawa as our own!

1. We call for the immediate unconditional closure of the U.S. Marine Futenma Airbase and the return of the land to Japan. We also oppose the relocation of the alternative U.S. military base inside Okinawa.

2. We call for the cancellation of the new Henoko U.S. base plan ( the sea, the land )

3. Departure from the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty
Let us all create peace without relying on the military power
The first step is to question and re-examine the significance of the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan and the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty


These are our ideas as to why we are issuing the Urgent Protest Advertising Action.

- Our action in 2011 -

We advertised a full-page protest in Okinawa local newspapers on May 14th, the day before the Okinawa Prefecture People’s Conference. We put the same full-page advertisement in a Japanese national newspaper on May 15th, the actual day of the Conference. These are our actions to state our will to share the sufferings of the Okinawan people.

Founders:
Hiroshi Ashitomi, Co-leader, Committee Against Nago helicopter base
Seishin Uehara, Council of Okinawa Land Owners Against War
Ken Ogata, Professor Emeritus, Hosei University
Kazuoki Ohno, Secretary General, Committee for De-WTO/FTA
 Grass-Roots Campaign CEO, Daily Berita
Kenichi Take, Chief, Branch of the fresh-concrete workers,
 National Construction Workers Union Chief,
 Research Institute of Unions of SMEs
Tokushin Yamauchi, Member of the House of Councilors
Yoshihiko Motoyama, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
 Co-founder, Institute of Associe For Change

Contact
23-1-309 nakano2-chome,nakano-ku,tokyo,164-0001,japan
tel:03-6382-6537 fax:03-6382-6538
e-mail:info(a)okinawaiken.org
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