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Stop building a new US military base offshore Henoko, Okinawa.

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Offshore Henoko spreads a beautiful water still rich in wildlife. The place holds a wide colony of seagrass, the only food dugongs eat. The Okinawa dugong is the northern-most member of the species.The mermaid legend is based on these marine mammals. It is on verge of extinction, only about a dozen or so remain. The Okinawans are strongly opposed to building a new US base in their land or sea; their Prefecture, relatively small in size, holds more than 70% of the US bases in Japan. Prime Minister Noda ignores the Okinawan's protest and planning to landfill this peaceful Henoko water in order to build a huge airbase. The marine ecosystem would be lost together with the surviving Okinawa dugong. Mr. Noda is offering a huge sum of money to the Okinawans so that they swallow the burden. The money will only split the people, used to unnecessary developement so destructive to natural environment. The new base, if completed, would be surrounded by the local people's ill will. Please, besides signing this petition, tell Prime Minister H.Noda to stop a further destruction of the mother Earth. His address:
https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment ssl.html

Kenichi Iyanaga
The Association to Protect the Northern-most Dugong
http://sea-dugong.org/



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