|A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT|
HOMES for AMERICA
|U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA!
WE SELL! WE BUY!
沖縄軍用地! 売ります! 買います!
Transactions of military land in Okinawa are completely different from regular transactions of real estate. The market price deals only with the ratio of the land's annual rent without concerning the conditions of the land or its extent, because the purpose of the buyers is only income from the rent. And the ratio remains higher where there is uncertainty of the land ever being returned by US forces. About 10% of the main island of the Okinawa islands has been covered by U.S military bases since 1972 when the United States returning Okinawa to Japan retained conditional rights to all U.S. military installations. The Japanese government rents the property from the landowners lending it to the U.S. forces. Owning Okinawa "military ground" remains a highly lucrative investment guaranteed by the Japanese government.
|House Tour On-base housing Kadena AB Okinawa
Kadena Air Base (嘉手納飛行場) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, Japan.
Kadena Air Base is home to the USAF's 18th Wing, the 353d Special Operations Group, reconnaissance units, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, and a variety of associated units.
Over 20,000 American service members, family members, and Japanese employees live or work aboard Kadena Air Base. It is the largest and most active US Air Force base in the Far East.
|ROUTE 189 JAPAN
ROUTE 189 also known as American Street
situated in front of the U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station Japan.
|HOMES FOR AMERICA, SIGONELLA
video “08 : 29” + print 2015~2016
シチリア、シゴネッラ米空軍基地の住宅内部の様子を紹介する米軍家族による投稿動画と、同地の２つの基地住宅ミネオ、マリナイ・ハウジングを敷地外からオンライン・マップで探索した映像を編集したもの。 ミネオ・ハウジングは米軍との2011年契約終了後、シチリア沿岸やランペドゥーサ島に押し寄せる中東やアフリカ諸国からの難民収容施設( C.A.R.A. di Mineo )に転用されている。
This video is made using an online video clip of an interior from the Sigonella U.S military base housing, Sicily uploaded by a U.S military family together with outside views of two identical base housings estates called Marinai and Mineo at Sigonella using online map service. The U.S base canceled the lease contract for the Mineo housing in 2011 and since then the apartments have been transformed into a refugee detention center ( C.A.R.A. di Mineo ) used mainly for Middle Eastern and African refugees, many of which have arrive via the coast of Sicily or Lampedusa island.
A printed web page with a warning message about a riot by refugees at Mineo housing written by a PR officer for the Sigonella U.S base community including their comments.
Takuji Kogo ( from a collaborative project with Federico Baronello)
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / Homes for America (2019 )
This project is supported by the ANA - Arts Network Asia (www.artsnetworkasia.org)