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LDP’s Nikai brings up importance of the Okinawa problem with U.S. Congressman Thornberry

July 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

On July 18 during LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai’s visit to the United States, he had a discussion with Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. In a press conference following the discussion Nikai said, “I expressed [to Mr. Thornberry] that the Okinawa problem is a matter of concern for Japan.” He mentioned that he and Thornberry shared identical views...

 

Joseph Kamiya wants to carry the future of the Okinawa Association of America

Joseph Kamiya wants to carry the future of the Okinawa Association of America

July 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Sadao Tome

Los Angeles – Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya, 30, is the head of the Culture Committee at the Okinawa Association of America (OOA). The only son of OOA President Eddy Kamiya, Joseph Kamiya is a 4th generation Okinawan born in Los Angeles. The...

ND proposes Henoko alternative in Washington, expressing skepticism about “deterrence”

ND proposes Henoko alternative in Washington, expressing skepticism about “deterrence”

July 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington D.C.

On July 12, the New Diplomacy Initiative (ND), a think tank made up of former Japanese government officials, journalists and others, held a symposium at the East-West Center in Washington, DC. The group...

Addressing disparate viewpoints on war between United States and Okinawa

June 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington D.C.

The perception of troops in the United States is markedly different from the perception in Japan. Reports by the U.S. government and by television programs concerning military interventions in...

In UN speech, Hiroji Yamashiro calls out Japanese government human rights violations in Okinawa

In UN speech, Hiroji Yamashiro calls out Japanese government human rights violations in Okinawa

June 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Geneva

On the afternoon of June 15 (around midnight JST), Okinawa Peace Movement Center Director Hiroji Yamashiro gave a statement before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Yamashiro was arrested while engaging...

UN forum Asia delegates declare Japan ignores Okinawans’ indigenous rights in building new base

UN forum Asia delegates declare Japan ignores Okinawans’ indigenous rights in building new base

April 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

On the morning on April 25 (local time), the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York held a meeting between the UN General...

People related to Oshiro in former Ozato Village gather for first time in half century

People related to Oshiro in former Ozato Village gather for first time in half century

March 6, 2017 Celso Akihde Shiroma, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 12, at the house of Tetsunori Futenma in Kotia near Sao Paulo, Brazil, people related to Oshiro of the former Ozato Village (now Nanjo City) gathered for the first time in half a century. The gathering was the result...

China – Fujian Normal University wins second straight Eisa Championship

China – Fujian Normal University wins second straight Eisa Championship

February 13, 2017, Ryota Kotani , Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo.

Fujian Normal University along with three other Chinese universities competed in the 2nd annual Eisa Championship Tournament, held December 4, 2016 at Fujian Museum Plaza in Fuzhou, Fujian. The competition was hosted by Okinawa...

Second generation Okinawan Filipinos reunited with family members on “Homeland”

Second generation Okinawan Filipinos reunited with family members on “Homeland”

December 2, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three second-generation Japanese left behind in the Philippines in the war returned to Japan for the first time on December 1. The father of the three children is Taruji Fusato from Itoman City who died in 1990. His 78-year-old third daughter, Sarome Fumiko Fusato,...

Okinawa kenjinkai launched in India to promote “Uchinanchu Spirit.”

Okinawa kenjinkai launched in India to promote “Uchinanchu Spirit.”

October 14, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Masatoshi Inafuku

On October 8, nine people from Okinawa established the “India Okinawa Kenjinkai” in India, where there was previously kenjinkai group. At “the First India Okinawa Kenjinkai,” which was held in Gurgaon, near Delhi, the Kenjinkai...

Play about fourth-generation Okinawan in Hawaii released

Play about fourth-generation Okinawan in Hawaii released

September 5, 2016 Hanae Gushiken Higa Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

From August 25 to October 2, a play titled “UchinaAloha” by Okinawan playwright Lee Tonouchi will be performed at Kumu Kahua Theater in Honolulu.

According to Tonouchi’s description of the play, the protagonist...

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