In order to have an opportunity to voice their opposition to the construction of a new U.S. military base in Okinawa, the Okinawan people have organized a prefectural referendum on February 24, 2019. However, a number of local municipalities have refused to allow for the democratic will of their residents to be expressed. In opposition to this threat to democracy, a local resident has begun a hunger strike to draw attention to this important issue, and to put pressure on the five municipalities that have refused to allow the referendum to proceed. For more information on the hunger strike, please visit this page (in Japanese):
And to voice your support of the hunger strike and for democracy, please add your name to the petition (in Japanese).