Documentary and Resources for Action


Action Idea 1: CLICK HERE to Contact Congress

Action Idea 2: CLICK HERE to Contact House Armed Services Committee

Action Idea 3: CLICK HERE to Spread Documentary

Action Idea 4: CLICK HERE to Contact Media Sources

Action Idea 5: CLICK HERE to Contact Environmental Groups

Action Idea 6: CLICK HERE to Spread on Social Media

Action Idea 7: CLICK HERE to Organize Locally

Action Idea 8: CLICK HERE to Contact the UN

Action Idea 9: CLICK HERE to Spread Education

Henoko is the northeast region of the main island of Okinawa. Okinawa is in the Ryukyu Island chain in the western Pacific.

The Japanese and U.S. government are destroying the ocean in order to make a new U.S. Marine Corps base. The name of this ocean region is Oura Bay. Here, Okinawan people have held continuous sit-ins to block construction trucks for more than 2000 days, led mostly by elderly war survivors fighting to protect the island and ocean.

Oura Bay is one of the most biodiverse ocean regions on the planet. It is home to over 5300 species and 262 endangered species whose habitat will be destroyed with this base construction. 

Join the action by supporting the people of Okinawa. Use the simple action tools provided on this website. Share this information with others and help us protect the ocean. 


My name is Kaiya, and I am an 18-year-old Okinawan-American college student from Portland, Oregon. I went back to Henoko in the spring of 2019 because I was frustrated with the silence of media around this crisis. 


I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what's happening. My documentary, "Our Island's Treasure," focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it.

The information on all of the action ideas are listed in detail on this website. Please help spread awareness. 


This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!


Email: riseforhenoko@gmail.com

Instagram: @kaiya.okinawa

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