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Okinawan lawmaker Itokazu appeals to UN to end Henoko base construction

Okinawan lawmaker Itokazu appeals to UN to end Henoko base construction

August 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 20, Keiko Itokazu, a member of the Upper House and leader of the Okinawa Social Mass Party, took part in a UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held at Geneva in Switzerland. She called for the immediate cessation of the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago, and helipads in Takae, Higashi, which are partly a relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Itokazu presented in traditional Okinawan dress and reported on...

 

Naha City Assembly asks the U.S. and Japanese governments to stop the construction of a new base in Henoko immediately

Naha City Assembly asks the U.S. and Japanese governments to stop the construction of a new base in Henoko immediately

August 22, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are building a new base in the Henoko district of Nago for replacement of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. A majority of the Naha City Assembly members resolved to ask the governments to stop the construction immediately...

Nonprofit organization Japan Heart receives Okinawa Peace Award

Nonprofit organization Japan Heart receives Okinawa Peace Award

August 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Peace Award is given to individuals and organizations that contribute to making peace and nonviolence in the Asia Pacific region. The Okinawa Prefectural Government announced on August 20 that Tokyo-based nonprofit organization Japan Heart became the...

NTV team succeed in filming dugong in the sea off coast of Nago

NTV team succeed in filming dugong in the sea off coast of Nago

August 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 1:30 p.m. on August 22, the team of Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) successfully filmed the endangered Okinawan dugong underwater off the coast of Kayo in Nago. The NTV aired the film across the nation at 6:00 p.m. on August 24. According to the...

3,600 people gather at protest rally against construction of US air base in Henoko

3,600 people gather at protest rally against construction of US air base in Henoko

August 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Citizen groups held a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko, in front of Camp Schwab at 2:00 p.m. on August 23. The protest rally was titled, “Let’s go to Henoko to stop new base construction!” About...

The United Nations asks the Japanese government to respect Okinawan people’s opposition against the Henoko relocation plan

The United Nations asks the Japanese government to respect Okinawan people's opposition against the Henoko relocation plan

August 22, 2014 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 20 and 21, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) investigated on racial discrimination in Japan. They also discussed policies on the U.S. military bases in Okinawa. One of the committee members...

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