Friday, April 23, 2010

Etsumi Tahira of Henoko: Please wear yellow on April 25, 2010 in solidarity with Okinawa--"Non-War Ryukyu Kingdom"

Via Etsumi Tahira of Henoko:
I hear Japanese Self Defense Forces bases throughout Japan are under the joint use with US forces.Those who visit Henoko talk about their anxiety about this situation.

Does the Japanese central government think that Japan is safe as long as it is a subject state under the US power?

I do an early morning sit-in in front of the gate of Camp Schwab every Friday, then later go to Henoko Beach to conduct a vigil there.

On the occasion of such morning sit-ins, about 90 banners are tied to the fence.   American soldiers soon try to cut or burn them. Then we take them away and bring them back.  

I bring to the sit-in site a flag in which I wrote the Chinese letters stating "non-war Ryukyu Kingdom."

At the planned rally on 25th by inhabitants of Okinawa Prefecture, we are supposed to show our consolidated will by using the color of yellow.  Those who cannot come over will do the same, wearing something yellow.

I'll go, with a yellow parasol, wearing a white dress of my own making, with a lot of messages on it written in yellow water-paint.

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