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All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

August 17, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A delegation of the All-Okinawa Kaigi (All-Okinawa Coalition) departed from Naha for the United States to raise awareness about the current situation regarding the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago.

It is the second time the All-Okinawa Kaigi has sent a delegation to the U.S.

The head of the delegation and an Upper House member Yoichi Iha said, “We want to tell people about a situation in which Okinawa...

 

45,000 gather for rally against new base construction in Henoko, Governor Onaga renews determination to repeal landfill approval

August 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, The All Okinawa Kaigi (All Okinawa Coalition) held a mass rally to support Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and resist the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, at Onoyama Athletic Stadium, Naha.

The rally called for the cancellation...

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people’s objections

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people's objections

August 10 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Air Force began to conduct a night time parachute drop training within the sea of the Tsukenjima Training Area, Uruma City, at around 8 p.m. on August 9.

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Uruma City Office urged the U.S. military to cancel the...

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of August 7, Governor Takeshi Onaga was approached by a group of reporters on his way to work. He answered their inquiries concerning the MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station that...

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the number counted weekly at 23 medical institutions in Okinawa, the number of heat stroke patients from July 16 to 22 (the 8th week of summer) was 119, and in the weekly summary, it was the highest in the past ten years.

The number from July...

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

July 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Representatives from the Shirohara district in Ginoza village visited the Okinawa Defense Bureau to request immediate suspension of hang-training and removal of the landing areas for helicopters, also known as Falcon, around the community.

The district chief,...

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

July 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

Fifty-seven-year-old businessman William Hagerty will be taking the post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan under the Trump administration.

On July 28 Hagerty spoke in regards the standoff between the...

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

August 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa – Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae visited the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Mission Support...

Kanagawa governor proposes disaster-related agreement with US military, but Onaga concerned it could lead to base fortification

Kanagawa governor proposes disaster-related agreement with US military, but Onaga concerned it could lead to base fortification

August 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Tokyo) On August 2, the liaison council of governors primarily involved in public affairs, comprising the governors of the fifteen prefectures where U.S. military bases are located and chaired by Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa, held a regular general meeting at...

Ceremony held for 0.8% land return of Futenma base, Governor Onaga demands whole base to be moved out of Okinawa

Ceremony held for 0.8% land return of Futenma base, Governor Onaga demands whole base to be moved out of Okinawa

August 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 1, at a hotel in Ginowan, the Japanese government and Ginowan City held a land return ceremony. The United States government returned about four hectares, a part of land which is located on the east side of the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma (about...

Okinawa files new lawsuit to stop “outrageous” Henoko base relocation, claims “government construction illegal”

Okinawa files new lawsuit to stop “outrageous” Henoko base relocation, claims “government construction illegal”

July 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawan government filed a lawsuit in the Naha District Court against the Japanese federal government July 24, to prevent the destruction of rock on the seabed off the coast of Henoko in Nago as part of the new U.S. base construction. The prefectural government...

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