Henoko embankment work has continued for a month

Henoko embankment work has continued for a month

On the afternoon of May 24 at the “K9 Seawall” of Camp Schwab, Nago City, the construction site where the landfill is steadily proceeding. (photographed by a small wireless helicopter).


May 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

May 25th marked one month since the commencement of embankment work in Henoko, the first stage of land reclamation for Futenma Air Station’s replacement facility. The Ryukyu Shimpo photographed the construction area from the sky with a small wireless helicopter and confirmed there were crushed stones spread over the beach and a stone wall extending linearly towards the sea side.

The Japanese government launched the embankment work on April 25th. On the first day, workers began lowering five bags of crushed stones into the water by crane.

When the tide is up, the crushed stone bags are piled up on the beach. After May 8th, the work of dropping the crushed stones into the sea was also proceeding.

On the sea, citizens are protesting every day. Citizens in front of Camp Schwab gate also continue their sit-in to prevent construction vehicles from entering the base.

At the protest site, prefectural police and the Japan Coast Guard detained and moved off protesters. People were arrested.

Photo: On the afternoon of May 24 at the “K9 Seawall” of Camp Schwab, Nago City, the construction site where the landfill is steadily proceeding. (photographed by a small wireless helicopter).

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana) 

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