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Digital Edition Extra: Prefectural government files lawsuit concerning necessity of damaging rock permission renewal

July 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On the afternoon of July 24, the Okinawa prefectural government brought a lawsuit against the central government, seeking to halt the ongoing construction work for a new base in Henoko. The prefectural government is arguing that the central government is acting illegally by not securing permission for damaging rock, and requesting that the central government apply for a renewal of permission with the prefectural government.

At 2:34 p.m.,...

 

Okinawan novelist released after being held for 8 hours in US military base

Okinawan novelist released after being held for 8 hours in US military base

April 3, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 2, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) referred Akutagawa Prize winning novelist Shun Medoruma, 55, to the Naha prosecutor’s office. The novelist was arrested on March 1 on suspicion of violating the Act on Special Measures Concerning Criminal Cases for entering...

Governor Onaga optimistic about settlement involving temporary suspension of Henoko construction

Governor Onaga optimistic about settlement involving temporary suspension of Henoko construction

February 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

February 15 marked the fourth hearing in the trial brought by the Japanese government against the Okinawa prefectural government over the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. After Okinawa...

1,000 people gather in front of Camp Schwab gate to celebrate 500 days of sit-in

1,000 people gather in front of Camp Schwab gate to celebrate 500 days of sit-in

November 18, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A sit-in protest against construction of a new U.S. air base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan marked 500 days on November 18. About 1,000 protesters, including prefectural council members, municipal assembly members, and those in citizen...

Gov. Onaga’s wife takes part in sit-in to protest new US base in Henoko

Gov. Onaga's wife takes part in sit-in to protest new US base in Henoko

November 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 7, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga’s wife Mikiko encouraged citizens who are maintaining a sit-in protest in front of the gate of Camp Schwab as part of efforts to block construction of new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago.

Mikiko visited Henoko...

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Okinawa to support struggle against US base construction

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Okinawa to support struggle against US base construction

November 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace campaign ship, arrived at Naha New Port on November 1. The ship belonging to the international environmental organization is here to oppose construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago,
Together with local residents,...

Okinawa Defense Bureau asks prefectural government to relocate hermit crabs in preparation for Henoko construction

October 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 15, it was discovered that the Okinawa Defense Bureau sent a request to the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education asking for permission to capture and relocate Coenobita hermit crabs, designated a natural monument by the national government, in advance...

Government appeals Okinawa governor’s revocation of landfill at Henoko

October 14, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of October 14, the Ministry of Defense filed an appeal with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism against Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga’s revocation of permission for landfill needed to build a new U.S. base in Henoko,...

Sit-in protesters explode in celebration of Gov.Onaga’s revocation of approval of landfill for new US base

Sit-in protesters explode in celebration of Gov.Onaga's revocation of approval of landfill for new US base

October 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of October 13, Governor Takeshi Onaga revoked his predecessor’s approval of landfill for a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago.

Sit-in protestors in front of Camp Schwab U.S. Marine Base at Henoko rejoiced at the governor’s announcement.

At...

[Extra] Okinawa Governor revokes approval of landfill in bid to block new US base construction


October 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

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Okinawans across the nation unite to block new US base, supporting Gov. Onaga

Okinawans across the nation unite to block new US base, supporting Gov. Onaga

October 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 13th national Okinawa Kenjinkai exchange meeting was held on October 3 in Tokyo. About 230 representatives from 18 organizations and Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga attended the meeting.

The meeting is held by the Tokyo Okinawa Kenjinkai every two years,...

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