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May 13, 2015

Mr. Hayao Miyazaki Assumes Post as Co-head of Fund Set Up to Oppose Relocation of Facility for US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to Henoko

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Mr. Hayao Miyazaki Assumes Post as Co-head of Fund Set Up to Oppose Relocation of Facility for US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to Henoko

With regard to the plan to construct abridge by reclaiming a part of the harbor of Tomonoura, Fukuyama City,Hiroshima Prefecture, Mr. Hayao Miyazaki issued a statement protesting building it from the viewpoint of preservation of historical landscape. I think this statement had significant effect. I also think his statement possibly moved the heart of Hiroshima Prefectural Governor Yuzaki.
As seen in coverage by Al Jazeera, the Henoko issue has already attracted global interest. On top of that, when globally well-known Mr. Miyazaki assumes a post as co-head of the Nobeko Fund, he would give a great influence to the issue.
My opinion is that it is out of the question for people with a sense of normalcy to have such beautiful sea reclaimed. I want the government to make proper diplomatic efforts on security issue.

Masatoshi Takeshita
May 9, 2015


English translation of a Japanese article: Leave behind a gun and a budge – May 8, 2015 –


Mr. Hayao Miyazaki Assumes Post as Co-head of Fund Set Up to Oppose Relocation of US Air Station to Henoko

It has been revealed that Mr. Hayao Miyazaki has expressed his intention to assume a post as co-head of the “Henoko Fund” set up to support activities to oppose the relocation of facility for the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Okinawa Prefecture. Reportedly, behind-the-scenes negotiations with Mr. Miyazaki as a promising candidate have been continued to be carried out over taking the post of a co-head since the establishment of the fund.



Mr. Miyazaki Expresses His Intention to Take the Post of Co-head of “Henoko Fund”

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