Ryukyu Shimpo Article on March 30, 2019 Featuring the Youth Workshop Conducted by GUA Youth Member Kaiya Yonamine and GUA Member Moe Yonamine

This article covered efforts by Portland high school student and GUA youth member Kaiya Yonamine, and her efforts to film and interview local Okinawan youth about their thoughts on the new US military base construction in Henoko, Okinawa. She connected the issue to the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, and stressed the importance of youth raising their voices. Some comments from the Okinawan youth present included statements related to how the message that there is “One ocean and one world” should be conveyed to people abroad, while another youth present voiced a desire to help people from outside the prefecture and the country to not only come to Okinawa for sightseeing, but to interact with Okinawans and to learn.