“Okinawa has still been in the state of war for 71 years since the end of World War II. We have no words to express our grief. This is not a natural disaster but a man-made disaster”.
“Remove the military bases that are the root of all evils. This is a road to happiness not only for Okinawa but for the mainland Japan. Japan is not a sovereign state yet”.
“The biggest problem is the indifference of the Japanese people”.
A video in which these comments are recorded has been uploaded by MIYUKI Emi, a LaborNet Japan member. She conducted the interviews at the “Okinawan people’s rally to commemorate the rape victim (by a former US marine) and demand the withdrawal of the US marines from Okinawa”, which was held on June 19, 2016. Miyuki says, “I would like as many people as possible to think about US base issues and war through these interviews”. (Editorial Department) Video (8 minutes and 18 seconds)