Since Okinawa's reversion to Japan in 1972, there are reported 4700 cases
of US Military Bases
related crimes and incidents in Okinawa.
These selected 30 memo data are compiled by Kaori Sunagawa of Young Voice,
A fact-finding survey into the effects of bomb-release exercises and the
roar of F-4 Phantom fighter planes on Ie Village ascertained that school
lessons were impossible, people's sleep disturbed and deformed cows were
The Harrier Pad construction first planned for Kunigami village was
relocated to Ie Island Auxiliary Airfield.
120 tons of sludge containing eleven kinds of poisonous chemicals of over
normal tolerance levels were detected in the returned land of US Onna
Women's group oppose the relocating of Ginowan Village Futenma Air Base's
heliport to Onna Village.
The national park here was polluted with red soil caused by the forced
construction of facilities for urban field training at Camp Hansen.
Live artillary firing exercises over Highway 104. These exercises went for
a total of 261 days and over 39,485 direct hits aiming at the mountain.
Central Training Area (CTA), more than 10,957,151 square meters of land
were destroyed in 107 instances of forest fires.
A stray bullet struck an empty bottle depository in Sakiyama Distillery
(Igei Ward), only 2 meters away from a staff member at work in the
Rally held. Opposition to the Futenma Air Base's relocating its heliport to
An elementary school girl was kidnapped and raped by three servicemen.
A jet discharged its spent fuel, containing the chemical BOD (Biochemical
Oxygen Demand) 36400PPM, into the Tengan river.
A slightly mentally handicapped 26 year old woman was taken away in a car
by U.S. servicemen and gang raped for several days at the bachelor's
dormitory on base.
Chibana and the One Tsubo (4 square yards of land) Anti-War Landowners
gather at Sobe Communications (Elephant Cage) for Chibana and his family's
visit of their land inside the Cage. Chibana has refused to continue
leasing his one tsubo land which is now illegally occupied by US Base.
During parachute drop exercises at the Yomitan Auxiliary Airfield, three
servicemen missed the target and went across Furugen Elementary School
during its morning assembly.
Parachute drop exercises at Yomitan Auxiliary Airfield-- 20 servicemen made
in the morning and another 12 made jumps between 6:12pm and 7:40pm.
Construction of Nikko Alivila Hotel stretches over Tokeshi and Gima coast area.
An average of 62 times a day, jet noise level exceeding 72 decibels.
The jets fly 2445 times a year during the sleeping hours of 8pm and 7am.
11.15, 1982/1.22, 1984/11.19. 1986/5.18, 1987
Jet and diesel fuels as well as white, oily foul smelling sewage were
discharged into the eastern drainage of Yara Elementary School in Kadena.
U.S. military airforce begins the station of B-52 strategic bombers at
Kadena Air Base.
From Mound Ampo, one can observe aircraft take-off and landing at Kadena
Airbase. Mound Ampo, Ampo stands for US-Japan Security Treaty, is now a
tourist spot and a protest gathering site against U.S. Military bases.
A vast quantity of dead fish were found floating in the sea due to discharge of
Daasuban insecticide which had been used on the lawn at Camp Kuwae in Chatan.
Spent jet fuel discharged at Camp Zukeran , Kitamae.
excessive jet noise levels detected and measured at a herbal tea house.
Demanding "Giving Our Quiet Nights Back!", 660 residents who live around
Hamakawa Elementary School in Miyagi District protested against disturbance
of US servicemen.
The residents called for late night, off limit areas to be set up.
A U.S. aircraft failed to land due to engine trouble and crashed barely 200
from the Second Futenma Elementary School.
A 24 year old insurance saleswoman died after being repeatedly struck with
a hammer on the
face by a U.S. serviceman.
The Forest and Water Commitee, a civilian group planning the use of the Futenma
Air Base after its return,
has called for the replantation of a large scale forest on the land of the
The Futenma Air Base land is to be returned to the Ginowan Village in 5 years.
Discharge of waste oil from Makimoto Service Area. Heavy metal and PCB levels
of 614 times greater than normal tolerance levels were detected.
Local base employee at Makimoto Service Area died from methyl bromide poisoning.
General rally held to hinder the construction of the New Ishigaki Airport
at Shiraho village's coral coast.