Wednesday, December 8, 2010
[Site Fwd: Ten Thousand Things] Mr. Toyama Sakae, “mayor” of Henoko Tent Village, has passed away 오키나와 헤노코 천막 마을의 시장 토야마 사까에 님 12월 5일 별세
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Mr. Toyama Sakae, “mayor” of Henoko Tent Village, has passed away
Dec. 7, 2010
(The Tent Village “Mayor” Toyama Sakae explains the history of protest at Henoko. Toyama is pointing at the “V-shaped Runway Plan” in the 2006 agreement between Japan and U.S. officially described as a “replacement facility” of Futenma Air Station.)
Mr. Toyama Sakae, “mayor” of Henoko Tent Village, died on December 5.
We join the rest of the members of the Network for Okinawa in extending heartfelt condolences to all Okinawans, especially the residents of Henoko.
Yumiko Kikuno’s essay, “Henoko, Okinawa: Inside the Sit-In,” published at The Asia-Pacific Journal on Feb. 22, 2010, describing her visit to the small coastal village in northern Okinawa with Satoko Norimatsu, pays tribute to Mr. Toyama and his legacy:
We, Koreans would like to send our deep condolences to people in Okinawa for the death of Mr. Toyama Sakae, mayor of Henoko. His great spirit and hard work should be remembered by the people in the Asia Pacific who are resisting in solidarity against the U.S. military strategy to dominate Asia.