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20 sanshin players perform, protesting against new US military base construction

20 <em>sanshin</em> players perform, protesting against new US military base construction

March 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Citizens are protesting against offshore construction work for the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district of Nago. On Sanshin Day, March 4, 20 sanshin and Koto performers, including Eiji Shimabukuro, 72, who is a holder of Kumiodori, a title given to a person designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property by the government, gathered in front of the gate of U.S. Marine Camp Schwab....

 

People’s rally opposing new US air base planned for March 21

People's rally opposing new US air base planned for March 21

March 9, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A committee of elected leaders and citizens will hold a people’s rally to block the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, at Sedake beach near the planned site from 1:00 p.m. on March 21. The event is being organized by the five ruling parties of...

Nago city council accuses defense bureau of damaging coral in Henoko

Nago city council accuses defense bureau of damaging coral in Henoko

February 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 25, chairman Minoru Yabiku and other members of the Nago city council handed over a written opinion to Kazunori Inoue, the director of the Okinawa Defense Bureau. In the written opinion, they criticized the defense bureau for damaging coral by installing...

Acclaimed translator Kayoko Ikeda supports protest against Henoko landfill

Acclaimed translator Kayoko Ikeda supports protest against Henoko landfill

February 27, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 26, Kayoko Ikeda, who is a well-known translator of various kinds of texts including German literature, visited Camp Schwab gate in the Henoko district of Nago. Her translation works include Night and Fog, Sophie’s World, and If the...

Naha City Assembly adopts a resolution asking the Japanese government to stop taking excessive actions against Henoko protesters

February 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Naha City Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution asking the Japanese government to stop the land reclamation work at Henoko to build a new U.S. air base and taking excessive actions against citizens protesting the work (33 votes in favor versus 4 against)....

Henoko sit-in protesters released after being detained by US forces

Henoko sit-in protesters released after being detained by US forces

February 24, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the evening of February 23, the Naha District Public Prosecutor’s Office released Hiroji Yamashiro, 62, the director of the Okinawa Peace Movement Center, and Daigaku Tanimoto, 63, from Miyakojima City. The two men were arrested on suspicion of violating...

2,800 protesters demand government stop construction of new US base in Henoko

2,800 protesters demand government stop construction of new US base in Henoko

February 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The governments of Japan and the United States are advancing the construction of a new U.S. base in Henko, Nago, in order to relocate U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma in Ginowan. On February 22, an Okinawan people’s rally protesting the construction...

Corals destroyed in Oura Bay

Corals destroyed in Oura Bay

February 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Large concrete blocks weighing 10-45 tons have damaged coral in Oura Bay, Nago, the planned site of the replacement base for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The Okinawa Defense Bureau has installed blocks on the seabed to fix floats marking a temporary...

Henoko protesters detained by US military

Henoko protesters detained by US military

February 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 22, officers from Nago Police Station arrested two men for allegedly trespassing onto U.S. Marine Camp Schwab. According to the Okinawa Prefectural Police, they have been charged with violating the Act on Special Measures Concerning Criminal Cases.

Hiroji...

US base construction: 20-ton concrete blocks destroy coral in Oura Bay

US base construction: 20-ton concrete blocks destroy coral in Oura Bay

February 10, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Concrete blocks, which the Okinawa Defense Bureau installed to secure floats and buoys, have hurt corals at several locations in Oura Bay, Nago. There, the governments of Japan and the United States are advancing work on a replacement facility for U.S. Marine...

Large floating devices introduced in Henoko: 40 citizens hold a protest rally

Large floating devices introduced in Henoko: 40 citizens hold a protest rally

February 9, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

In relation to the U.S Marine Corps Air Station relocation to Henoko in Nago City, the Okinawa Defense Bureau has started installing large floating devices in Oura Bay. It began the work on the morning of February 9. Four ships and 14 kayaks carrying citizens...

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