2007年07月01日

WWF Japan's Staement Protesting Against Helipad Construction

WWF Japan's report on the helipad construction, and
their statement (Japanese)


(English version)
"We demand an end to helipad construction in the US Armed Forces Northern Training Area"

WWF Japan
(World Wide Fund for Nature Japan)

WWF Japan has identified the forests of Yanbaru in Okinawa, where many endemic and rare species live, as an area whose protection should be prioritized. As one of the most important natural environments in the world, WWF Japan has already begun conservation activities in the area. The construction of new helipads in the US Marine Corps Northern Training Area will destroy Yanbaru’s natural environment and will threaten the peaceful livelihoods of the local residents, and so we strongly demand an end to their construction.

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2007年06月27日

Chugoku Shimbun Article on the U.S. military impacts in Hawai'i

Chugoku Shimbun reported about the US military impacts in Hawai'i.

Akira Tashiro, "Indigenous Hawaiians and the U.S. Military"
(Chugoku Shimbun, May 27, 2007)

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2007年06月26日

ANAKBAYAN HONOLULU SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

ANAKBAYAN HONOLULU SOLIDARITY STATEMENT
Apr 6, 2007

Honolulu, Hawaii--Greetings Friends! Anakbayan Honolulu stands in Solidarity with our Okinawan sisters and brothers in their valiant struggles against U.S. military base
expansion. The Philippines and the Filipino people are no strangers to U.S. and Japanese militaristic aggression, and we understand ultimately that our adversaries, whether they be in Okinawa, Hawaii, or the Philippines, are one and the same. Like the Okinawans, the Filipino people have a proud history of resistance to American and Japanese imperialism that spans bloody generations.
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Irei no Hi 2005

Okinawan local newspaper, Okinawa Times, reported Irei no Hi 2005.

Irei no Hi in Hawaii: Three Okinawan descendents talks about their experiences of the Battle of Okinawa (Japanese)"
(Okinawa Time, July 2, 2005)


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2007年06月16日

Irei no Hi 2007

SURVIVORS SHARE WAR EXPERIENCES AT OKINAWA BATTLE MEMORIAL

War survivors will share testimonies of the 62nd anniversary of bloodiest battle in the Pacific, the Battle of Okinawa, when approximately a quarter million lives, largely civilian, were lost.

Saturday, June 23, 2007, 10am ~ noon; doors open at 9:30am for film & displays

1731 N. School Street (& Likelike Hwy.); Honolulu, Hawai`i; 96819.

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Human Chain in Honolulu

Human Chain at the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu
on April 27, 2007.

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Thanks for all of your support!!
AFSC Hawai‘i, DMZ-Hawai ‘i / Aloha ‘Aina, Anakbayan - Honolulu, Not In Our Name Hawai’i, Kapakaukau, Save UH / Stop UARC coalition, the Korea Truth Commission in Hawai’i, and the Hawai’i People’s Fund 


Okinawa Times reported Human Chain in Honolulu.
"Indigenous Hawaiians and others protested against the excusion of the preliminary survey of the Henoko and Ooura bay (Japanese)"
(Okinawa Times, May 5, 2007)

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Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" at UH

Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" at UH
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Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" at HOC

Showing "Sit-in on the Sea" in Genealogy Club meeting at Hawaii Okinawa Center on May 18, 2007.
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Irei no Hi 2006

Irei no Hi 2006 was held at Hawaii Okinawa Center
on June 22, from 6:30PM.
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Reslution HCR 27/HR 19

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H.R. NO.19

TWENTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE, 2006
STATE OF HAWAII

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HOUSE RESOLUTION

requesting the president of the united states, the united states department of defense, and the united states congress to take action to reduce THE UNITED STATES military presence in okinawa.

WHEREAS, since the time when Okinawa was known as the sovereign Ryukyu Kingdom before its colonization by Japan in 1872, the United States has had a long relationship with Okinawa; and

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