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A woman and three-year-old child were injured in a hit-and-run incident caused by a U.S. soldier in the Nago vicinity of northern Okinawa on the 24th of November. It was later revealed that the soldier had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit. The soldier had veered into an incoming lane, causing the crash, before fleeing the scene. He was later arrested by Okinawan police. The victims sustained minor injuries.
The All-Okinawa Coalition opposed to the U.S. and Japanese military build up in the Luchu (Ryukyu) Islands has won another major political victory. Masashi Toguchi has won a landslide victory in the mayoral election in Chatan Town, where a large U.S. military presence exists. Toguchi is the chosen successor of long-time mayor Masaharu Noguni, who served four terms for a total of sixteen years. Despite being a young, first-time candidate Toguchi finished well-ahead of the other candidates, including Hiroshi Ahagon, backed by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party.
11/8/2021 0 Comments
Residents of Myaku (Miyako), one of the Luchu (Ryukyu) Islands south of Okinawa, are condemning the creation of a Japanese Self Defense Force missile base, saying they have been betrayed by Mayor Kazuyuki Zakimi, who was elected on the premise of stopping the base.
The citizens of Myaku have strongly opposed the base on the grounds that it makes them a target for attack, takes away their land, and destroys the environment. They are pointing out that there was no real choice in the election, and that both candidates were controlled by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that supports the U.S. and Japanese military occupation of Luchu.
Mayor Zikimi is claiming that legally there is nothing he can do to stop the base.
"Luchu is still a colony of Japan," tweeted @namitan_916 in response. "Japanese laws and procedures are imposed by the colonizers. Originally [under independence], there was no reason for Luchuans to comply [with Japanese law]."
超过 50% 的人公开反对成为日本的一部分。
1) 1879 年后，日本监禁、折磨和杀害了数千名琉球独立支持者。 结果，琉球人民开始害怕支持独立。 许多独立支持者流亡海外。 今天，他们的后代仍然存在，并建立了琉球侨民的大型社区。大约有 70 万琉球人居住在国外。
3) 时至今日，日本和美国仍在骚扰支持独立的琉球人民。日本政府保留琉球独立支持者的记录，使我们很难找到工作、申请学校或获得政府服务。因此，公开支持琉球独立受到了严重的污名化。他们还骚扰我。2019 年，当我飞往东京参加日本国会的新闻发布会时，日本政府将我拘留并审问了 2 小时。他们想让我错过新闻发布会。谢天谢地，我被琉球议员救了。但第二天，日本政府派警察到我在琉球的家。 他们采访了我的家人、朋友、邻居。 他们还搜查了我的政府记录。这些事件在琉球和日本成为重大新闻。因此，更多的人开始害怕公开支持独立。但也有不少暗中支持。
11/3/2021 0 Comments
The U.S. military has conducted an investigation determining that the U.S. military did not do anything wrong when they sent a drone strike that killed ten innocent civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan.
This, of course, is like a murderer conducting an investigation on themselves, determining they are not guilty of murder.
The Peace For Okinawa Coalition urges the United Nations and the international community at large to hold the United States accountable for their warcrimes and crimes against humanity.