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Governor suggests revoking approval of landfill, exerting every possible effort to block new US base

September 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The final meeting of the intensive consultations between the Okinawa Prefectural and the central governments over the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko was held at 4:20 p.m. on September 7 at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The talks broke down with the governments unable to find any common ground or resolve the issue. They remain as far apart as ever.

Governor Takeshi Onaga said to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and...

 

Okinawa Government starts diving operation to investigate possible damage to coral reef

Okinawa Government starts diving operation to investigate possible damage to coral reef

August 31, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of August 31, the Okinawa Prefectural Government started a diving operation to investigate whether coral reef has been damaged in and around a temporary restricted area in Oura Bay, off the coast of Henoko, Nago. There, the Okinawa Defense Bureau...

Gov. Onaga criticizes Japanese officials for viewing Okinawa only in strategic terms

Gov. Onaga criticizes Japanese officials for viewing Okinawa only in strategic terms

August 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 16, at the prefectural government office, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani met with Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga to gain his understanding on the plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to Henoko, Nago.

At the meeting,...

[Extra] Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga announces one-month suspension of Henoko relocation work

August 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a press conference on August 4, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the government will suspend all work relating to the planned relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko for one month, from August 10 to September 9. During this period,...

Protest action against Abe administration in front of Camp Schwab

Protest action against Abe administration in front of Camp Schwab

July 19, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A rally titled “Henoko Action to create Okinawa’s future” was held on July 18 in front of Camp Schwab at Henoko, Nago. There, the Governments of Japan and the United States are advancing with the project to build a new U.S. base there to replace...

Nago Mayor says panel report will become a big force against new US base

Nago Mayor says panel report will become a big force against new US base

July 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

An advisory panel has submitted to Govenor Takeshi Onaga its final report tabling legal flaws found in the former governor’s approval of the landfill in Henoko, Nago. The landfill is part of the plan to build a new base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station...

Panel finds flaws in former governor’s approval of Henoko landfill

Panel finds flaws in former governor's approval of Henoko landfill

July 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 16, Hiroshi Oshiro, chairman of an advisory panel to Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga charged with investigating his predecessor’s approval of a landfill in Henoko, Nago to build a new base as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma,...

Donations to Henoko Fund top 300 million yen

June 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Donations to the Henoko Fund, which is aimed at supporting activities to prevent the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to Henoko in northern Okinawa Prefecture, have exceeded 300 million yen, the secretariat of the fund said on May 4.

As of...

Governor Onaga heads to Washington to seek cancellation of new base

Governor Onaga heads to Washington to seek cancellation of new base

May 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo By Hideki Matsudo

The Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga will visit the United States from May 27 to June 5 to block a new U.S. military base from being built in Henoko, Nago. In Washington D.C., he will meet U.S. officials. The Governor will request that the U.S. government,...

The commentaries on Gov. Onaga’s visit to the U.S.

The military that threatens the dignity of women

Harumi MiyagiHarumi Miyagi, historian on women’s issues in Okinawa

About 15 years ago,...

Voices from Okinawa

May 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo special edition of the Gov. Onaga’s visit to the U.S.

 

One in four people killed in the Battle of Okinawa

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