|Yanbaru Kuina (photo from Gaku's blog)|
|Noguchigera (Photo from Uchina Joho)|
|Takae's citizen and filmmaker Higa Marty explains |
the situationto Mark Selden and Gavan McCormack
The Japanese and US governments, however, have not listened to the voices of opposition by the residents, and have not provided sincere explanation or proper opportunities for public hearing. The Japanese government even decided, all of a sudden, to prosecute some of the local protesters for obstructing traffic.
|Takae Protest Tent|
|Higa Marty at one of the gates of Northern |
Training Area by which protesters sit-in.
|The new halipad construction sites |
(six helipads in four locations) surround
Takae's residential neighbourhood.
(The original document in Japanese is at: http://takae.ti-da.net/e3296164.html. Translated by Norimatsu Satoko and Gavan McCormack)
★Email your message/request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in your email the following information:
*** Name (for an individual) or name of your organization
*** Your message/request (length is up to you)
Deadline: January 8 (Sat.), 2011
★If you can physically join our action at the US Embassy, please meet us in front of Toranomon JT building, at 3 PM on January 10, 2011. (Take Exit 3 of Subway Ginza Line “Toranomon” station. Walk four minutes straight on Sotobori Street, towards Tameike Sanno). We particularly appreciate participation of people from US!
Address: Toranomon JT Building, 2-1, 2 chome, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo – see MAP here. Address in Japanese: 2011年1月10日（月・休）15時 虎ノ門ＪＴビル前集合（地下鉄銀座線「虎ノ門駅」3番出口より、外堀通りを溜池山王方面へ直進、徒歩4分）
|Yanbaru Forest (Photo from Kikuta Ichiro's page)|
沖縄・一坪反戦地主会 関東ブロック http://www.jca.apc.org/HHK/
★There will be another action on the same day at the Ministry of Defense. We will meet in front of the MoD at 6:30 PM. The organizer of this action is “Committee for Not Allowing Base Construction in Henoko.” See Map of MoD here: http://www.mod.go.jp/e/access/index.html
In Japaneese, 1月10日18時半 防衛省前集合
★For the background information in English about the Takae issue, go to:
Voices of Takae (English version)
Postcard…from Takae, by Jon Mitchell
★ See a YouTube video of the Okinawan media reports on the December 23 incident of a US helicopter hovering above the Takae protest tent, which caused damage to the tent and some items in the tent.