Okinawa zwischen Krieg und Frieden
Ein Besucher aus Vietnam:
"Okinawa bedeutet in Vietnam die Furcht selbst."
2020: The Plight of the Okinawa Dugong
Source: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 18 | Issue 16 | Number 2 | Article ID 5451 | Aug 15, 2020
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The Plight of the Okinawa Dugong
Yoshikawa Hideki, Okinawa Environmental Justice Project
On July 10, 2020, seventy-one Okinawan and Japanese civil society organizations and groups (and one Philippine organization) sent a letter of request and a civilsociety report to the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission (MMC), the U.S. federal agency in charge of overseeing the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. The letter asks the MMC to “review and comment” on the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to preserve the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that is Okinawa’s cultural icon, now threatened with extinction due to the construction of a U.S. military base at Henoko-Oura Bay, Okinawa.