Hidden Crimes in Okinawa?

Why aren’t Japan and US talking about these crimes in Okinawa?

Interview by Li Jingjing / August 12, 2022

The Ryukyuan with their own distinct culture; some trace of Chinese

Native Okinawan (Luchun) Rob Kajiwara spells out the horrifying atrocities the Japanese government and US government committed to their people and homeland. In order to control China and the whole Asia-Pacific region, the United States put hundreds of military bases across the region and almost erased the population and culture of native people on different islands. This is the excerpt of the interview with Rob Kajiwara, check the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L-gY…

Territories covered by the US military bases dominate Okinawa

The Ryukyuan people are indigenous people who live on the Ryukyu Islands, and are ethnically, culturally, and linguistically distinct from Japanese people. During the Sanzan period, Okinawa was divided into the three polities of Hokuzan, Chūzan and Nanzan. In 1429, Chūzan’s chieftain Shō Hashi unified them and founded the autonomous Ryukyu Kingdom (1429–1879), with the capital at Shuri Castle.

The kingdom continued to have tributary relations with the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty China, a practice that was started by Chūzan in 1372–1374 and lasted until the downfall of the kingdom in the late 19th century. This tributary relationship was greatly beneficial to the kingdom as the kings received political legitimacy, while the country as a whole gained access to economic, cultural and political opportunities in Southeast Asia without any interference by China in the internal political autonomy of Ryukyu.

In 1879, Japan annexed the islands and the kingdom-domain was abolished, established as Okinawa Prefecture, while the last Ryukyu king Shō Tai was forcibly exiled to Tokyo; others to China. Sixteen years later, in 1895, the Japanese empire annexed Taiwan.

41:00 Rob Kajiwara: “Some Luchuans actually lived out the remainder of their lives in exile in China where they continued to hope and pray for the day that China would once again become strong enough to help free Luchu and restore Luchu’s independence.”

Today the Luchuans are crying out for freedom!

“But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel,” saith the LORD the God of hosts; “and they shall afflict you from the entrance of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.” Amos 6:14

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

For more, see New Military Base Increases Calls For Okinawa’s Independence

~ by Joel Huan on August 17, 2022.

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