Eight nuns from Tokyo and Miyazaki Prefecture take part in protest against Henoko
November 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo
On the morning of November 12, over 50 citizens gathered in front of Gate One at Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago, to protest against the construction of an alternative base for U.S Marine Corps Futenma Air Station.
Eight nuns of Jesus Caritas from Tokyo and Miyazaki Prefecture visited the Camp Schwab gate, and a protest tent set up on the beach in Henoko. They learned about the current situation and wider military base issues in Okinawa. They visited Okinawa from November 11 to 13. They said they aim to cooperate with Okinawan people and understand the situation in Henoko, as well as that of Takae in Higashi Village, where helipad constructions have been conducted forcibly.
Yuko Ono, who is a nun, said, “Newspapers in the main islands of Japan hardly ever report about Henoko and Takae. After seeing Okinawa, I would like to tell people what it is actually like .”
Early that day, the Japan Coast Guard’s ships were sighted in the sea. However, they did not set up floats again.
(English translation by T&CT and Lima Tokumori)
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