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OKINAWAN MOVEMENT

Okinawa Protest Advertising Action (2011 Okinawa Advertisement in The New York Times)

“Protest Against 3 US Military Servicemen Raping a 12-Year-Old School Girl” (Oct. 21, 1995 Okinawan People’s Rally website)

GINOWAN CITY

No Fly Zone (The Story of the August 13, 2004 U.S. Marine CH-53D Helicopter Crash into the Okinawa International University Administration Building by OIU faculty)

http://www.city.ginowan.okinawa.jp/DAT/LIB/WEB/1/Dec2009_ginowancity.pdf
(Detailed information about the Futenma U.S. Marine Air Station situation)

http://www.city.ginowan.okinawa.jp/2573/2653/2678/1004.html (Some in English)

HENOKO, OKINAWASave Life Society
(Society for protection of all lives and livelihoods, Henoko, Okinawa)

Henoko Hama Tsushin
(Henoko-based blog in Japanese)

Ourawan Video Gallery
(Videos of the marine life in Oura Bay)

TAKAE & YANBARU FOREST

Takae Blog
(Daily news and photo updates from Takae Village)

Nohelipadtakae.org: Voice of Takae

WWF-Japan: “No Helipads in Yanbaru Forest”

OKINAWAN NGOS

Save the Dugong Campaign Center

Citizens’ Network for Biological Diversity in Okinawa

Project Disagree

Okinawan Network for the Global Day on Military Spending (GDAMS)

MILITARY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & CHILDREN ISSUES

Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence: 1996 American Peace Caravan Statement

Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence: 2007 Statement

U.S. Military Violence Against Women

“Okinawa: Effects of Long-Term Military Presence”
(Paper based on reports by Okinawa Women act Against Military Violence, updated by Yoko Fukumura in 2007)

Protest Against 3 US Military Servicemen Raping a 12-Year-Old School Girl
(Website originally created by Okinawans to protest the 1995 gang rape; and after their convictions, extended to the following:  The removal or reduction of U.S. military bases on Okinawa;  The use of returned land after the removal of military installations; • The revision of SOFA Article VI; To protest against the illegal use of land for the U.S. military by the Japanese government)

ENVIRONMENTAL & BIODIVERSITY ISSUES

Center for Biological Diversity: Saving the Okinawan Dugong

Japan Environmental Lawyers Federation (JELF)

OVERSEAS OKINAWAN PEACE GROUPS

• Okinawa Peace Network of Los Angeles

Hawai’i Okinawa Alliance (HOA)

U.S. MILITARY BASE ISSUES

Comprehensive List of Base Movement Organizations

BACKGROUND & NEWS SOURCES

Ryukyu Shimpo
(Okinawan daily newspaper reports in English)

Okinawa Outreach
(Website by Okinawan scholars Masami Mel Kawamura and Hideki Yoshikawa)

Peace Philosophy Centre
(Comprehensive background and news updates through 3/11/11, including translations of Okinawan media coverage and peace activities)

Okinawa Goya Project
(A Photo Record of Goyas in Okinawa 2011)

DMZ Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina
(Asia-Pacific news and peace activities site that includes Okinawa coverage)

US for Okinawa
(Peace Boat-initiated group consisting of international, English-speaking youth in Japan)

JonMitchellinjapan.com
(Jon Mitchell’s articles on Okinawa)

The Asia-Pacific Journal
(In-depth analyses of Okinawan and other Asia-Pacific issues)

• “Economic Crisis Shakes US Forces Overseas: The Price of Base Expansion in Okinawa and Guam” by Michiyo Yonamine

• “Hatoyama’s Confession: The Myth of Deterrence and the Failure to Move a Marine Base Outside Okinawa” by Satoko Norimatsu

• “The World is beginning to know Okinawa”: Ota Masahide Reflects on his Life from the Battle of Okinawa to the Struggle for Okinawa

• “New Year 2011, Okinawa and the Future of East Asia” by Gavan McCormack, Norimatsu Satoko and Mark Selden

• “Henoko, Okinawa: Inside the Sit-In” by Yumiko Kikuno

“Ampo’s Troubled 50th: Hatoyama’s Abortive Rebellion, Okinawa’s Mounting Resistance and the US-Japan Relationship” by Gavan McCormack. (Three-part series examines interrelationships between Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution,  the troubled US-Japan military alliance, and six decades of Okinawan resistance to US military bases.)

• “The Guam Treaty as a Modern “Disposal” of the Ryukyus” by Kunitoshi Sakurai

• “The Futenma Base and the U.S.-Japan Controversy: an Okinawan perspective” by Yoshio Shimoji

Dugong Swimming in Uncharted Waters: US Judicial Intervention to Protect Okinawa’s ‘Natural Monument’ and Halt Base Construction” by Hideki Yoshikawa

• Community, Resistance and Sustainability in an Okinawan Village: Yomitan” by Miyume Tanji

• “Okinawa and the Paradox of Public Opinion: Base Politics and Protest in Nago City, 1997-2007″ by Yasuhiro Miyagi