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Defense Bureau submits revised Environmental Impact Statement on the Futenma relocation

Defense Bureau submits revised Environmental Impact Statement on the Futenma relocation

December 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 18, the Okinawa Defense Bureau submitted to the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) the revised version of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) about the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in Nago. With this, the government has now completed the requirements of the assessment procedure. On December 19, after confirming that there were no deficiencies in the document, the OPG accepted the revised EIS. The government...

 

Okinawa governor rejects environmental impact assessment report

Okinawa governor rejects environmental impact assessment report

March 28, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 27, a representative of the Civil Engineering and Construction Division of the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) submitted a written statement of opinion from Governor of Okinawa Hirokazu Nakaima to Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) with regard to the land...

Deputy prime minister insists that maintenance and repair of Futenma Air Station is necessary

Deputy prime minister insists that maintenance and repair of Futenma Air Station is necessary

March 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada, who visited Okinawa for the first time since he was appointed, met Ginowan mayor Atsushi Sakima in the municipal office on March 17. Okada insisted that maintenance and repair work on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is...

Japanese government denies discriminating against the Okinawan people on the Futenma issue

March 15, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva has decided to send a letter to the Japanese government requesting an explanation of the situation regarding the plan to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago,...

Protest rally against Osprey deployment to be held in late June

March 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 13, Ginowan Municipal Office representatives met with the city’s five key entities to discuss the issue of the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and confirmed plans...

Okinawa Prefectural Government hires Yukie Yoshikawa as a senior research fellow in a new division to study Japan-U.S. security issues

Okinawa Prefectural Government hires Yukie Yoshikawa as a senior research fellow in a new division to study Japan-U.S. security issues

March 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has hired Yukie Yoshikawa as a senior research fellow in the Regional Security Policy Division (provisional name), the new division to conduct research and gather information about Japan-U.S. security issues, which will be...

New Ginowan Mayor opposes the deployment of Osprey to Futenma Air Station

New Ginowan Mayor opposes the deployment of Osprey to Futenma Air Station

March 2 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 1, the Ginowan City Council held its regular meeting for March 2012. In his policy speech, newly-elected Ginowan mayor, Atsushi Sakima, voiced his opposition to the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to the U.S....

Okinawan Prefectural Forum discusses building “Futenma Park” on the site of Futenma Air Station for peaceful and disaster prevention purposes

Okinawan Prefectural Forum discusses building “Futenma Park” on the site of Futenma Air Station for peaceful and disaster prevention purposes

February 22, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 15 at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, hosted by the Prefectural Government and Ginowan City, the 8th Prefectural Forum was held to discuss the use of the land currently used by Futenma Air Station after it has been returned to local jurisdiction....

Japanese Prime Minister and Okinawan Governor remain far apart on Futenma relocation issue

Japanese Prime Minister and Okinawan Governor remain far apart on Futenma relocation issue

February 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of February 27, during his visit to Okinawa, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at the Okinawa Prefectural Office.
With regard to the return and relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Nakaima...

Defense Minister denies that Futenma Air Station will become a permanent fixture

Defense Minister denies that Futenma Air Station will become a permanent fixture

February 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of February 18, Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka visited the Second Futenma Elementary School, which is located adjacent to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. In response to principal Harumi Chinen’s request that something be done to remove...

Okinawan governor submits opinion on the Futenma relocation plan, calling it “impossible”

Okinawan governor submits opinion on the Futenma relocation plan, calling it “impossible”

February 21, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of February 20, in keeping with the regulations governing the environmental impact assessment report (EIA) submitted by the Okinawa Defense Bureau to the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) last December on the plan to construct an alternative...

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