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New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

July 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

Fifty-seven-year-old businessman William Hagerty will be taking the post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan under the Trump administration.

On July 28 Hagerty spoke in regards the standoff between the Okinawa prefectural government and the Japanese government concerning U.S. military bases, including the lawsuit being brought against the central government by the Okinawa prefectural government over...

 

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

August 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa – Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae visited the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Mission Support...

Residential complaints ignored, Ospreys continue to take off and land in the middle of the night

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Between 10:10 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on August 3, Ospreys conducted takeoff and landing practice on the Falcon, the helicopter takeoff and landing strip in U.S. military Camp Hansen near a residential area in Shirohara Ward, Ginoza Village.

Takeoff and landing...

“Carry on the mantle of peace and coexistence”—2,000 pay their respects to former governor Ota

“Carry on the mantle of peace and coexistence”—2,000 pay their respects to former governor Ota

July 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A public funeral to mourn former governor Masahide Ota, who passed away on June 12, and honor his achievements was held on the afternoon of July 26 at the Okinawa Convention Center in...

Kanagawa governor proposes disaster-related agreement with US military, but Onaga concerned it could lead to base fortification

Kanagawa governor proposes disaster-related agreement with US military, but Onaga concerned it could lead to base fortification

August 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Tokyo) On August 2, the liaison council of governors primarily involved in public affairs, comprising the governors of the fifteen prefectures where U.S. military bases are located and chaired by Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa, held a regular general meeting at...

DNA of remains of war victims to be examined

July 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare will undertake DNA examination of the remains of Battle of Okinawa and civilian war victims.

The Ministry will send application forms for a DNA test to the bereaved families on July 26 and thereafter.

On July...

Nishihara SHS Marching Band wins the top award in Netherlands’ international music contest

Nishihara SHS Marching Band wins the top award in Netherlands' international music contest

August 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nishihara Senior High School Marching Band won the top international award in the marching and show band categories of the WMC (world music contest) Kerkrade, which is held in the Netherlands once every four years.

Nishihara received the best international...

First ever Okinawa Karate International Tournament highly anticipated for next summer

First ever Okinawa Karate International Tournament highly anticipated for next summer

August 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 1 the executive committee for the Okinawa Karate International Tournament held an unveiling ceremony at the Okinawa Prefectural Office for a display counting down the number of days to the first time this tournament will open, which will be on August 1...

130 Karate-ka from all over the world gather for Shima-ha Shorin-ryu training camp

130 Karate-ka from all over the world gather for Shima-ha Shorin-ryu training camp

July 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Shima-ha Shorin-ryu Karate Federation kicked off their training camp July 30 at the Okinawa Budo-kan, assembling approximately 130 karate-ka from eight countries and regions outside of Okinawa including China, the U.S., Germany, Denmark, and South America.

The...

Ceremony held for 0.8% land return of Futenma base, Governor Onaga demands whole base to be moved out of Okinawa

Ceremony held for 0.8% land return of Futenma base, Governor Onaga demands whole base to be moved out of Okinawa

August 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 1, at a hotel in Ginowan, the Japanese government and Ginowan City held a land return ceremony. The United States government returned about four hectares, a part of land which is located on the east side of the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma (about...

Japan National Governors’ Association study on U.S. military crime shows nearly half occurs in Okinawa

Japan National Governors’ Association study on U.S. military crime shows nearly half occurs in Okinawa

July 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27 it came to light that spanning the eight years between 2008 and 2015, out of the number of reported crimes committed by U.S. Forces, Japan (USFJ) military personnel, civilians in military employ, and their families living in Japan, those crimes committed...

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