|阿波根昌鴻 Ahagon Shoko|
|沖縄・伊江島の「ヌチドゥタカラの家」に行って欲しい。沖縄戦で息子を亡くし、米軍に暴力的に接収された伊江島の土地を取り戻すため、生涯非暴力抵抗・説得・教育活動に尽くした阿波根昌鴻（あはごん・しょうこう）氏の平和思想を学び行動に結びつけたい。There is a peace museum called "Nuchi du Takara," meaning "Life is Treasure," on Iejima (Ie Island), half an hour ferry ride from the Motobu Peninsula of Okinawa Island, which honours leader of the residents' movement for return of their farm land, late Ahagon Shoko （1901-2002). After the Battle of Okinawa, much of the farmers' land was forcefully confiscated by the occupying US military, and still today, one third of the island is occupied as the US Marine Corps training ground. Ahagon insisted on non-violent resistance, persuasion, and education, and is known by many in Okinawa and beyond as "Okinawa's Gandhi." To learn more about Ahagon and the history of resistance in Iejima, see below articles: |
--I Lost My Only Son in the War: Prelude to the Okinawan Anti-Base Movement (Ahagon Shoko and Douglas Lummis)
|Inside the museum--- clothes worn by those who were victimized by the Battle of Okinawa. It says "We want people who need weapons and wage wars to wear these clothes." |
"The biggest enemy for peace is indifference.
The biggest friend for war is also indifference."
Twelve of MV-22 Osprey were deployed in Okinawa, despite the all-island opposition at the beginning of October 2012 (See also Okinawan's message for US Marine Corps). As if Iejima had not suffered enough, the island is now being used daily for Osprey training, causing intense noise and fear among the residents, of the accident-prone aircraft.
"Danketsu Dojo" (Solidarity Training Centre）built in 1961 and used by Ahagon and his colleagues for return of their land.