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Dugong lawsuit dismissed in San Francisco District Court in favor of U.S. government

Dugong lawsuit dismissed in San Francisco District Court in favor of U.S. government

August 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

On August 1 the San Francisco District Court dismissed an appeal of the dugong lawsuit brought against the United States by U.S. and Japanese environmental conservation groups for the purpose of protecting endangered dugongs. The plaintiffs requested that construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility (FRF) in Henoko, Nago City, be stopped.

This trial addressed the effects of construction...

 

Rally at Kantei protests soil deposits, requests no stay be used against Onaga’s revocation

Rally at Kantei protests soil deposits, requests no stay be used against Onaga’s revocation

 

July 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On July 30, the Tokyo liaison council “Don’t Fill the Ocean in Henoko With Sand” held a rally to support Governor Takeshi Onaga’s announcement that he will revoke the approval of land reclamation...

Governor Onaga will revoke land reclamation permit and block soil deposits with all his might

Governor Onaga will revoke land reclamation permit and block soil deposits with all his might

 

July 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 27 at 10:30 a.m., Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga held a special conference at the Prefectural Office.

Regarding the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station being built in Henoko, Onaga announced that he will revoke...

Signature-gathering campaign collects over 33,722 signatures to hold prefectural referendum

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 17 the Henoko Okinawan Resident Vote Assembly, which aims to enact an ordinance for a prefectural referendum asking whether citizens approve or disapprove of the land reclamation project at Henoko, held a press conference at the Prefectural...

Ministry of Defense considers establishing depot in Okinawa at JGSDF Vice-Camp Katsuren

 

July 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It recently came to light that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) is considering locations in Okinawa for depots to store ammunition and other resources for Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF). Establishing such a depot at JGSDF...

August prefectural rally against Henoko soil deposits expected to draw over 30,000 participants

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has received notification from the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) that depositing soil into the ocean will commence on August 17 as part of the construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air...

Okinawa and Japan renew their tensions at memorial ceremony over base issue

Okinawa and Japan renew their tensions at memorial ceremony over base issue

 

June 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Shimabukuro and Kenichi Yoshida

 

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Higashi Village Assembly demands nearby U.S. military helipads be removed, claiming, “The training are increasing, and residents live in fear”

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Higashi Village – The Higashi Village assembly in Okinawa (Toshiyuki Awa, Chairman)...

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

On June 14, it came to light that a prefectural referendum could take place, which might throw the certainty of land reclamation in Henoko into question.

If the referendum is held it will be after the...

U.S. military tells prefectural government to lodge objection through Japanese government

U.S. military tells prefectural government to lodge objection through Japanese government

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 16, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) revealed that when it called to lodge an objection about the crash of an F-15 fighter aircraft stationed at the United States Air Force Kadena Air Base, the 18th Air Wing of Kadena Base...

Nago City Mayor Toguchi acknowledges Henoko base construction for the first time, stresses need to protect the environment

June 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Nago – For the first time since taking office, Mayor Taketoyo Toguchi acknowledged that base construction in Henoko was progressing on June 12, commenting, “I believe that it is progressing with attention being paid to the environment, and I definitely...