Oliver Stone visits Okinawa

Oliver Stone visits Okinawa

Oliver Stone on a fishing boat off Henoko where the U.S. military plans to build an alternative facility to Futenma Air Station in Nago. Taken at 3:19 p.m. on August 14.


August 15, 2013 Futoshi Hanashiro of Ryukyu Shimpo

American film director Oliver Stone arrived in Okinawa on August 13. That day, he visited Okinawa International University, which marked nine years since the U.S. military helicopter crashed onto its campus. On August 14, Stone also visited the Henoko district of Nago, where the U.S. and Japanese governments plan to build an alternative facility to Futenma Air Station. Meeting people involved in the university and representatives of citizen groups, Stone displayed a strong interest in the U.S. military base issues in Okinawa. The Ryukyu Shimpo introduces Stone’s two-day visit to Okinawa with photographs.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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Stone (second from left) visited the Cornerstone of Peace monument to read the names of the war dead from various countries inscribed on monuments. Peter Kuznick (far left) and Satoko Norimatsu (far right) accompanied him. Masaie Ishihara, professor emeritus at Okinawa International University provided an explanation for them. In Mabuni, Itoman, at around 10:30 a.m. on August 14.


At Peace Memorial Park to listen to an explanation in front of the Peace Flame at Mabuni, Itoman at around 10:36 a.m. on August 14.

Viewing artworks such as THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA at Sakima Art Museum in Ginowan at 6:06 p.m. on August 13.


Looking around inside the cave of Todoroki in Ishiki, Itoman at around 10:06 a.m.

Watching Battle of Okinawa footage at the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum in Mabuni, Itoman at 11:26 a.m. on August 14.


Stone looked at panels that depict scenes from the Battle of Okinawa at the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum in Mabuni, Itoman at around 11:33 a.m. on August 14.

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