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Island-Wide Council calls for more people to join protest in Henoko

Island-Wide Council calls for more people to join protest in Henoko

February 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 2, co-representatives of the Island-Wide Council announced a statement asking for the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, to be halted, and for more people to take part in protest action at the site. The council consists of intellectuals and volunteers from political, business, labor and citizen groups in Okinawa.

Seven co-representatives on the council, including Morimasa Goya, the chairman of the Kanehide Holdings, and Toshio...

 

Nago city council protests against excessive security by police and Japan Coast Guard

Nago city council protests against excessive security by police and Japan Coast Guard

January 30, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nago city council passed a written opinion of protest against excessive security by Okinawa Prefectural Police and Japan Coast Guard, at its extraordinary meeting held on January 29. The council approved it by a majority (in favor 15, opposite 10, absent 1)....

Coast Guard officer takes excessive action against female citizen: Japanese government cites safety measurement

Coast Guard officer takes excessive action against female citizen: Japanese government cites safety measurement

January 31, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty-one-year-old female filmmaker Asako Kageyama was on a ship protesting against the plan to build an alternative base in Henoko, Nago, for Ginowan-based U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma. A coast guard officer took excessive action against her by putting...

Doubt cast on committee by Defense Bureau for environmental protection of Henoko relocation

January 29, 2015 Kyoko Ishii and Yuri Shimizu of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Environmental Oversight Committee was set up by the Okinawa Defense Bureau to carry out environmental protection measures to mitigate the impact of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago. Some...

7,000 citizens form human chain in Tokyo to protest against new US base in Henoko

7,000 citizens form human chain in Tokyo to protest against new US base in Henoko

January 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, in Tokyo, about 7,000 people, including scholars, members of citizen groups, and people from Okinawa, formed a human chain around the Diet building to oppose a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. The protesters successfully completed the human chain...

Dozens of tons of concrete blocks introduced in Henoko: Okinawa Defense Bureau forcing through new base construction

Dozens of tons of concrete blocks introduced in Henoko: Okinawa Defense Bureau forcing through new base construction

January 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

In relation to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station relocation to Henoko in Nago City, a total of seven ships, including a large crane ship, have arrived at Oura Bay on January 27. The Okinawa Defense Bureau used a large crane ship to start the task of installing...

Okinawa Governor asks for construction work of US base to be halted while panel examines its legality

Okinawa Governor asks for construction work of US base to be halted while panel examines its legality

January 27, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 26, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga set up an independent panel to verify whether there is a legal flaw or not in then-Governor Hirokazu Nakaima’s approval of landfill in Henoko, Nago. The governments of Japan and the United States plan to move...

Okinawa Governor conveys his opposition to new US base

Okinawa Governor conveys his opposition to new US base

January 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 14, after cabinet approved the fiscal 2015 promotional budget for Okinawa, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga visited the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office. At his meeting with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuhiro Sugita, the governor...

Coast Guard officers take excessive action against citizens in Henoko

Coast Guard officers take excessive action against citizens in Henoko

January 21, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The governments of Japan and the United States are moving forward with their plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago. On January 20, workers employed by Okinawa Defense Bureau set up an oil fence from off the coast of Camp Schwab...

Coral community in Oura Bay damaged

Coral community in Oura Bay damaged

January 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Porites cylindrica coral community in Oura Bay, Nago has been damaged. Members of the Diving Team Rainbow, part of the Helicopter Base Objection Association confirmed this on January 12. The location of the damage is near where a large vessel employed by the...

Korean, Chinese students visit Henoko

Korean, Chinese students visit Henoko

January 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 8, in front of U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago, citizens voiced their protest. They called for the governments of Japan and the United States to cancel the plan to build an offshore U.S. base for replacement of the Futenma base in Ginowan....

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