The airspace over central Japan has been controlled by the U.S. military since the end of World War II known as “Yokota Airspace”. It extends north from the Izu Peninsula of Shizuoka Prefecture to Niigata Prefecture. Commercial aircraft cannot enter this airspace for landings and departures at Tokyo's Haneda Airport without U.S. military approval until now.

The Narita Internationa Airport was built at approximately 60 kilometers (37 mi) far away from the central Tokyo during 6-70's. Farms and villages around Sanrizuka in Narita city were demolished by the Japanese government in order to build the New Tokyo International Airport. There were long-standing protests by local farmers and student radicals during the 1960s and 70s and is still under dispute today.
Some of the activists acquired and shared a small plot of land (One -tsubo / about 3.3m² ) in protest of the eviction. Some established themselves as farmers, living inside of the airport compound.
The Airport was finally opened in 1978. The local community was destroyed after a long struggle and many of villagers left. There were internal disputes between opposition groups of radicals and villagers during 1980's.
Today there are still some pending court cases on land right issues left to be resolved. Three of the farms were kept running inside of the Airport stopping the expansion plan. Since its opening, the use of the airport has been restricted to daytime traffic only due to noise-pollution effecting the surrounding residential area.
Narita airport can be seen as an example of a badly implemented national development strategy, and deemed a failure. Its original function as an international airport for Tokyo has been partially re-taken by Tokyo Haneda airport.


STATEMENTS / TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

STATEMENTS ( UKRAINIAN / JAPANESE )/ TAKUJI KOGO + YOUNG HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
Movements of

自粛中継 / Self-Censored Live Broadcast
1988年9月、昭和天皇の吐血報道から翌年1月の崩御までの4ヶ月間、日本国内の各TV局はCM、バラエティー番組等を自粛、深夜放送では病状の推移を皇居正門前、二重橋の中継映像とともに放映した。
At the end of 1988, after receiving the news of the Emperor Showa Hirohito's collapse in September until his death in January 1989, the Japanese network TV refrained from showing advertisements and entertainment programs. During those four months the bridge in front of the main gate of the Emperors Palace in Tokyo was continuously broadcast at night together with announcements of the Emperors medical condition.

いちょう団地 ICHO DANCHI
A public housing at outskirt of Tokyo next to Atsugi U.S Air Base. During the 80s the Japanese government set up a detention centre for refugees from the Vietnam War and following conflicts in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam next to the U.S air base where the public housing project become the home for them. Many of refugees from these countries have Chinese backgrounds. Also since the 80s Japanese orphans in China after the WW2 have been returning to Japan and some of them moved into Icho Danchi to seek the chinese speaking community. Since then many of immigrants from different countries have been moving here and there are different communities speaking 5 to 6 each different languages.
INDEX
Homes for America
沖縄 Okinawa
岩国 Iwakuni
Blueberry Land
"Jag har sett den!"
Non_sites Love Parade
Zeil Frankfurt
Berlin Childhood
Ornament & Crime
Homes for America
Tokyo
Yokota Airspace
SICILIA There are "no" things in the mind Stand-up
Life wouldn't be the same
without safe seas.
There is no ghost
after the revolution
革命后
这里没有鬼
Non_broadcasting time 43 năm HCMC
Fields Ave Angels
Pattaya
GOOD NEWS Known Knowns Online Ads What an interesting finger
Let me suck it.
Kitakyushu
Kanebo
Homi / Toyota
DMZ American Sitcom ROBOT ☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎


Installation view
HOMES for AMERICA 2019/22
CFP in SEOUL / Alt space Loop
CFP in SINGAPORE
Aichi Triennial 2016
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND Sweden
2015
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
Kitakyushu Biennial FIFTH 2015
i information 2013
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
CFP at ROME 2012
IMIN 2009 / 2011
Kitakyusyu Biennial 2007
Rooseum 2005
Campaign & Products 2004
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
AIAV
Yokohama Trienniale 2001
Gallery Space Hinode Yokohama