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2019: On the Political Culture of Okinawa's Anti-Base Sit-In

Source: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 17 | Issue 23 | Number 2 | Article ID 5330 | Dec 01, 2019
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We’re Not So Good at Running ... But We Still Know How to Sit:
On The Political Culture of Okinawa’s Anti-Base Sit-In
C. Douglas Lummis

"... Awa, Okinawa. We had spent the morning milling around in the crosswalk at the gate to Ryukyu Cement’s docking area, trying to block, or at least to slow down, the long parade of dump trucks carrying dirt into the site. Once in the site the trucks dump their dirt on the ground, where it is shoveled onto a huge conveyer belt that delivers it to a waiting ship. When filled, the ship will carry it around to the other side of Okinawa Island and pour it into the sea off Cape Henoko, where the Japanese Government is preparing to build a new super airbase for the US Marines on reclaimed Land. Okinawans opposed to this project carry out daily sit-ins and mill-ins at various points of entry, where the action can be effective, and also use sea kayaks to obstruct operations at the construction site itself. (Today as I write this (11 October, 2019), the sit-in at Henoko’s Camp Schwab, where the airstrip is to be built, is in its 1845th day.)


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