Shashinshu Okinawa: Hyakuman kennin no kuno to teiko.
Title : Photographs of Okinawa,one million people people's distress and resistance - Shashinshu Okinawa: Hyakuman kennin no kuno to teiko.
Photographer(s) : Koshichi Taira & Others
Designer(s): Okinawa Kakushin Kyotokaigi
Publisher(s): Shinjidaisha, Tokyo, Japan
Year : 1970
Print run :
Language(s) : Japanese, English
Pages : 84
Size : 18,5 x 26 cm
Binding : Softcover with dust jacket
Print : Printed by Toppan Printing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest : Japan, 1968
This book is a collection of photographs of “Okinawa” published in 1970, composed of photographs by photographers living in Okinawa. Despite the announcement of the “1972 Okinawa Return” by the Japan-US joint statement in 1969, the anxiety of the citizens of the prefecture has only become serious. Despite continuing recovery activities in hopes of escaping from long US military control for 25 years and living under a peaceful constitution, the US military base has been increasingly strengthened, and has become the “essence” of a nuclear attack base. The reorganization has progressed, and the removal of promised poison gas weapons will not progress. Damage from explosions, various pollutions, disasters and accidents, crimes by American soldiers, residual orphans left behind by fathers (US soldiers), endless delinquency and prostitution, and demonstrations and struggles by local residents. . . A collection of works published for the purpose of advancing to a new return movement once again reviewing the current situation before returning to Okinawa. (Recorded in The Japanese Photobook 1912–1990)