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Okinawa Says No U.S. Military Base

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Photo by Chota Takamine via fpif.org

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced this week that he is suing the local Okinawan government to get land permits for yet another U.S. military base in Henoko, Okinawa.  This is the latest in a decades long struggle by the Okinawan people to kick the U.S. military off their land.  For the past 500 days, Okinawans have been organizing daily protests to block construction trucks from entering the site.  We’ll talk with organizers of the anti-base struggle in Okinawa about the legacy of U.S. militarism, the rise of right wing nationalism in Japan, and what they’re doing to turn the tide.

Guests:

  • Suzuyo Takazato, Co-Chair of the All-Okinawa Council, Chair of Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence
  • Hidekazu Miyagi, member of the Okinawa Grassroots Action Movement

 

hosted by Marie Choi

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