Overseas Network January 7th According to the Kyodo News Agency, the Japanese government recently reclaimed land along the coast of the border area of Okinawa Prefecture to build a new military base for the US military. The incident triggered repeated protests from the people. On the 7th, more than 30 people demonstrated in front of the White House in the United States, demanding that the reclamation project be stopped.
On December 14, 2018, the Japanese government began to invest sand in a predetermined area along the coast of the ancient border area, reclamation and land reclamation, and promoted the construction of the relocation of the US military Futenma base. As the sand in the sea continued to accumulate, the blue waters in this area became muddy and dirty, and many people protested strongly about the matter.
The Japanese-American rally was hosted by Japanese-American Robert Sugawara. He is 32 years old and lives in Hawaii. He said: The land reclamation project is still in progress and the situation is very urgent. At least the land reclamation should be stopped before the Okinawa people vote, giving the people a chance to choose. On the 7th, 30 to 40 people from Japan and the United States gathered in front of the White House, banners and placards, and shouted to stop the construction of the base.
Sugawara also launched an activity on the electronic signature petition website of the White House to stop reclamation. As of the 7th, there were more than 195,000 signatures on the petition website. The Japanese media said that the White House will respond to this. This signature event has now received more and more celebrity support. British rock band Queen's guitarist, astronomer Brian May and the funny combination Woman Rush Hour member Ryomoto Muramoto and others called for people to sign.
Okinawa Prefecture Governor Yucheng Danny also signed a name on the petition website. On the day of the reclamation project, Yucheng posted a video on Facebook, saying that the Japanese government's reclamation project at the new US military base in the Gubaipu area of the border town made him very sad. Yucheng said that Dapu Bay is a rare and precious sea area in the world, with more than 5,000 species of organisms and the largest blue coral in the northern hemisphere. Nowadays, the Japanese government is unforgivable in order to build a new military base and destroy the precious ecological environment.
According to previous reports, the Japanese and American governments agreed in 1996 to move the US military Futenma base in Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture to the Kushino area in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture. For a long time, the crimes of US military personnel in Okinawa, military crashes, falling objects and noise harassment frequently occurred, and the people of Okinawa were uncomfortable. They strongly opposed the county relocation plan, requiring the complete closure of the Futenma base or the relocation of the base to the county. outer. (Overseas network Wang Shanning)