Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Message from Okinawans to Americans in The New York Times through Sept. 23, 2011
The "Urgent Okinawa Protest Advertising Action" will run in The New York Times from September 21-23, 2011, coinciding with Japanese Prime Minister Noda's visit to the United Nations General Assembly.
This notice is motivated by a sense of crisis generated by recent moves by the present Japanese administration on the U.S. Futenma airbase issue.
The Okinawan people demand the closure and return of the Futenma base and the cancellation of the new "replacement" base at ecologically sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay, habitat of numerous endangered species, included the federally protected Okinawa dugong, a living national monument.
Please view the protest advertisement from Okinawans to Americans at The New York Times World Section.
Read the entire Okinawan message to Americans at their at Okinawa Protest Advertising Action website.