Spread awareness by posting pictures and videos of the beautiful ocean in Henoko

Action 1: Post pictures and videos of the Henoko ocean to show the beauty of Oura Bay. Spread awareness of the destruction of such a beautiful place with others.

  • Time needed to complete: 5 minutes

  • DO:

    • Find pictures from this website or elsewhere of the water, coral reef, shells, and animals of Oura Bay. Save these pictures.​

    • Post these pictures/videos on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.). Explain what's happening to this beautiful ocean.

    • Call on others to spread these pictures. Use the hashtag "#riseforhenoko" when posting so people around the world can see this sacred ocean.

Action 2: Add the "#RiseForHenoko" profile picture frame on Facebook.

  • Time needed to complete: 3 minutes

  • DO:

    • Step 1:​ Go to this link and sign in.

    • Step 2: Select "Change Picture." Choose your picture to post or repost as your profile. Select "Add a frame."

    • Step 3: Select the "#RiseforHenoko" frame from the menu or search for the frame.

    • Step 3: Click "Use as Profile Picture." Choose how long you want to keep this your banner. Save.

    • Share the link to uploading the profile banner on your social media for others to upload.

Please follow and spread posts from the INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT ( as well for more photos of Henoko. You can also go to the Photos page for the Flickr photostream, and the Contact page of this website for links to these social media accounts to share. Thank you!


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!



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