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Sit-in protester against new U.S. base in Henoko arrested

Sit-in protester against new U.S. base in Henoko arrested

January 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

More than 15 vehicles, including mixer trucks, came into U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab from late at night on January 10 until the early hours of the following morning to resume work to build a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. The governments of Japan and the United States plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the coastal area in Henoko. In front of the gate of Camp Schwab, about 30 citizens gathered to protest. A man was arrested by Nago Police...

 

Nago Mayor swears to end Henoko issue at first sunrise of 2015

Nago Mayor swears to end Henoko issue at first sunrise of 2015

January 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 1, about 200 people gathered at Matsuda Nuhama beach in Henoko, Nago, where the governments of Japan and the United States plan to construct a replacement base for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, to watch the first sunrise of 2015. Nago Mayor...

Okinawa Governor says in New Year’s greeting he will block construction of new US base

Okinawa Governor says in New Year's greeting he will block construction of new US base

January 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 5, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga made his New Year greeting to government staff members over an office broadcast. In order to realize his pledge from the gubernatorial campaign, he said he would appeal “firmly to [public and governments] in Japan...

19 Japanese nature study organizations seek reassessment of new U.S. base in Henoko, including cancellation of construction

19 Japanese nature study organizations seek reassessment of new U.S. base in Henoko, including cancellation of construction

November 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nineteen Japanese nature study societies, including the Ecological Society of Japan with 4,000 researchers, submitted a written request to the central government and Okinawa Prefectural Government on November 11. They seek to review the plan to build an alternative...

5,500 people take part in protest rally against the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko

5,500 people take part in protest rally against the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko

September 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Citizen groups gathered on the beach in the Henoko district of Nago in Okinawa for a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, on September 20. It was the second rally within...

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...

Okinawa dugong plaintiffs file new action in US court to stop construction of air base in Henoko

August 2, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Environmental groups in Japan and the United States and the plaintiffs of the Okinawa dugong lawsuit filed a new action with the San Francisco Federal District Court on July 3. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of the United States requires the government...

Stand off between citizens and police officers at gate of Camp Schwab in Nago

Stand off between citizens and police officers at gate of Camp Schwab in Nago

July 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

An ongoing protest rally against the construction of an alternative base for U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago started at the front of the first gate at Camp Schwab at about 6:00 a.m. on July 25.

Before citizens arrived at the first gate,...

Government asks Saga to tentatively host U.S. MV-22 Osprey

July 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a press conference on July 22, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera suggested there is a possibility that the U.S. Marines at Futenma Air Station will tentatively use Saga Airport in Saga prefecture to station aircraft. Itsunori said, “This is on the premise...

Nago mayor criticizes government for starting demolition work to build new air base

Nago mayor criticizes government for starting demolition work to build new air base

July 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a regular press conference on July 2, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine criticized the Okinawa Defense Bureau for starting demolition of existing facilities in the U.S. military base Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago, to build an alternative facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air...

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