Citizens protest land reclamation work from Awa

Citizens protest land reclamation work from Awa

At 11:25 a.m. in Awa, Nago City, citizens who oppose new base construction cheer on canoeing protesters at sea

January 9, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo


Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition


On the morning of January 9, the Okinawa Defense Bureau continued depositing sand into the land reclamation area as part of construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City.


Approximately 120 citizens who oppose construction of the new base protested at Ryukyu Cement Co. pier in Awa, Nago City.

At the Awa pier, sand continued being loaded onto the carrier for use in land reclamation work.

Citizens in canoes on the sea protested, and tried to block the carrier from departing. However, the Japan Coast Guard cleared the protesters away.


(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)


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