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Gov. Onaga gives speech at UN calling for stop to US Henoko base construction

Gov. Onaga gives speech at UN calling for stop to US Henoko base construction

September 22, 2015 Ryukyu Shimp Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Geneva

On September 21, shortly after 5:00 p.m., Governor Takeshi Onaga gave a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, speaking about the fact that Okinawans do not agree to the new base construction being carried out by the governments of Japan and the U.S. in Henoko, Nago, and arguing to the international community that the forceful implementation of the base construction plans constitutes...

 

NGO members and researchers from various countries visit Okinawa to learn about base issues

NGO members and researchers from various countries visit Okinawa to learn about base issues

July 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A group of ten NGO members, researchers, and foreigners working on issues of peace and demilitarization are visiting Okinawa on a study tour to learn about the U.S. military base issues here. They arrived on July 27. The tour participants come from the United States,...

Gov. Onaga to continue direct negotiation to stop new base

June 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington D.C.

On June 3, Governor Takeshi Onaga, wound up his campaign in Washington, D.C, where he has been petitioning leaders to cancel the plan to build a new military base in Henoko, Nago City and immediately close and return Futenma...

Gov. Onaga explains Okinawa’s US military base issue to Hawaii Governor

Gov. Onaga explains Okinawa’s US military base issue to Hawaii Governor

May 31, 2015 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Honolulu

On May 30, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and Hawaii Governor David Ige met for the first time in Honolulu.

At their meeting, Onaga explained that he would seek to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma outside...

Abe and Obama reaffirm they will go ahead with the Henoko relocation

Abe and Obama reaffirm they will go ahead with the Henoko relocation

April 29, 2015 Sakae Toiyama of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama held a meeting on April 28 at the White House in Washington D.C. In the joint vision statement, the two leaders confirmed they would drive forward with the relocation...

Ignoring governor’s order to stop work, Japanese Government continues seabed boring in Henoko

Ignoring governor’s order to stop work, Japanese Government continues seabed boring in Henoko

March 24, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Defense Bureau is continuing its boring survey as part of the plan to build a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Henoko, Nago. On March 24, off the coast of Henoko, workers employed by the bureau were carrying out work...

3,900 people including vice governor rally against construction of new US base in Henoko

3,900 people including vice governor rally against construction of new US base in Henoko

March 22, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 21, at Sedake beach and on the water, civic organizations and the five ruling parties of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly held a people’s rally to block the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. About 3,900 people gathered, and Vice Governor...

Vice chairman of environmental monitoring committee on Henoko landfill says he will resign

Vice chairman of environmental monitoring committee on Henoko landfill says he will resign

March 11, 2015 Kyoko Ishii of Ryukyu Shimpo

The vice chairman of the government’s environmental monitoring committee Seiji Azuma, 81, emeritus professor at University of the Ryukyus, has told the Okinawa Defense Bureau that he will resign. The committee has been set up to discuss environmental...

Nago Mayor criticizes Japanese government for resuming marine boring survey in Henoko

Nago Mayor criticizes Japanese government for resuming marine boring survey in Henoko

March 12, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Defense Bureau has resumed a marine boring survey as part of offshore construction work for the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district of Nago. On March 12, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine spoke to the press. Inamine said,...

JCG’s craft hits rubber boat carrying Henoko protesters

JCG's craft hits rubber boat carrying Henoko protesters

March 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A collision occurred when the Japan Coast Guard (JCG)’s special guard and rescue craft “Arutairu,” was chasing a rubber boat carrying two citizens protesting against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko to replace Marine Corps...

JCG’s craft rams into protester’s boat off Henko

JCG's craft rams into protester's boat off Henko

March 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 10, in Oura Bay, Nago, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG)’s special guard and rescue craft collided with a rubber boat carrying two activists protesting against new U.S. base construction. The JCG chased the protesters’ rubber boat, which crossed over...

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