The YWCA of Japan protests against the Japanese  Government’s actions to force US military base in Okinawa

On 22nd March, the Japanese Government submitted a form applying for permission to landfill the coast of Henoko, Okinawa prefecture, in order to construct a new and highly equipped military base replacing the Futenma Base, “the most dangerous US base in the world” which locates amidst a densely populated city of Ginowan.


YWCA members protesting in front of the Ministry of Defense



YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.