The Ryukyu People’s Struggle for Independence

Sam Nakahira
1 min readSep 3, 2020

Co-created these two comics with Ryukyu independence leader Robert Kajiwara. Okinawa went 68 days without a COVID case until the US military held a Fourth of July BBQ party… a perfect illustration of the bloody US empire’s “independence.” Both America and Japan are only creating more suffering in Okinawa, especially for the many Ryukyu elders vulnerable to COVID.

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Sam Nakahira

Comic artist and cultural worker. She makes art around overlooked histories, dreams, the natural world, and more. https://www.samnakahira