Group opposing Henoko Soil Hauling discusses future activities

Group opposing Henoko Soil Hauling discusses future activities

The second general meeting of Opposition to Henoko Soil Hauling at a prefectural education and culture assembly hall in Nagasaki City.


October 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A nationwide liaison council, Opposition to Henoko Soil Hauling, which is comprised of local organizations of the regions where the Okinawa Defense Bureau is collecting soil for the purpose of landfilling in Henoko, opened its second general meeting on the morning of October 3rd at a prefectural education and culture assembly hall in Nagasaki City. The meeting was held to make decisions about the presentation of a petition against soil hauling to the government and to discuss future activities.

Approximately 20 people from Kagawa, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima Prefectures, where there are quarrying sites, attended the general meeting. Etsuko Abe, who officially assumed office as a co-representative of the council, announced that “not even a grain of the soil of our hometowns may be displaced for use in war.”

(English translation by T&CT and Erin Jones)

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