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Governor Tamaki has first conference with Prime Minister Abe since assuming office

Governor Tamaki has first conference with Prime Minister Abe since assuming office

 

October 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the afternoon of October 12 at the Kantei, the prime minister’s official residence, for the first time since he assumed office Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki had a conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

At the beginning of the conference Governor Tamaki reiterated that Okinawans’ popular will says that they cannot accept the construction of the Futernma...

 

Former governor Onaga’s prefectural funeral teems with 3,000 people saying final farewells

Former governor Onaga’s prefectural funeral teems with 3,000 people saying final farewells

 

October 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An Okinawa prefectural funeral ceremony for former governor Takeshi Onaga was held on the evening of October 9 at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Naha City.

Onaga, age 67 when he died, demanded that Japan find solutions to...

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At 1:55 p.m. on October 4, Denny Tamaki, 58, held an inaugural press conference in the Prefectural Office’s special conference room. At the beginning of the press conference Tamaki made a statement as the new governor, “I will follow...

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 3 Denny Tamaki, after his election but prior to assuming office as governor of Okinawa, visited the sit-in at the front of the gate to Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City. As rain fell, about 130 gathered citizens smiled and...

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

September 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Over the course of three days starting on September 14, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a telephone public opinion poll jointly with the Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company (OTV) and JX Press Corporation.

The poll revealed that about 70...

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 1 local citizens opposing construction of the Henoko base held a protest in front of the gate to Camp Schwab.

Protestors raised their voices in support of Denny Tamaki, who was just elected governor of Okinawa on September...

Koganei City Council adopts proposal on Henoko base issue

 

September 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

During the plenary session of the Tokyo Prefecture Koganei City Council on September 25, the council members came to a decision via majority vote on the petition regarding the Henoko base issue.

Specifically,...

Mr. Onaga’s successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

Mr. Onaga's successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

September 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election was moved up to September 30 due to the death of former governor Takeshi Onaga.

Denny Tamaki, 58, a former House of Representatives member and independent rookie candidate supported by the Okinawa prefectural government’s...

Group of Japanese experts from various fields release joint statement calling for the retraction of Henoko base construction plan

 

September 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The group for consideration of the Futenma/Henoko problem (represented by Osaka City University Professor Emeritus Kenichi Miyamoto) comprised of various experts in Japan released a joint statement at a press conference at the Diet...

Sakima and Tamaki officially announce their candidacies for Okinawa gubernatorial election

September 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The candidates for the 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election were announced September 13.

The election is happening ahead of schedule due to the untimely death of Governor Takeshi Onaga, who died while in office.

So far, four candidates...

133 activists including Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone issue statement supporting revocation of land reclamation approval in Okinawa

133 activists including Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone issue statement supporting revocation of land reclamation approval in Okinawa

September 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On September 7, 133 scholars and informed persons from around the world including the US, Canada and Australia signed and issued a statement in support of the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s revocation of the land reclamation...