My name is Kaiya, and I am a 17-year old Okinawan-American high school student from Portland, Oregon. I recently went back to Henoko this spring because I was frustrated with the silence of the 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. Please help spread awareness.

 

In addition, as a youth member of the Global Uchinanchu Alliance, we organized our first National Week of Action for Henoko on 5/26 - 6/1 and will continue to call on collective action from within the U.S. The information on all of the action ideas are listed in detail on this website. Please join us and share with all of your networks. This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!

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REGIONAL CONTACTS  FOR WEEK OF ACTION:
 
Hawai'ii: Pete Shimazaki Doktor
dok@riseup.net
Portland: Moé Yonamine
yonaminemoe@gmail.com
Chicago: Ryan Yokota
roninred@yahoo.com
Bay area: Wesley Ueunten
wiiuntin@gmail.com
Los Angeles: Joey Kamiya
shikee.uchinaanchu@gmail.com
New York: Noriko Oyama
noriko.oyama88@gmail.com

 

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