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Bite marks of dugong found close to Henoko relocation area

Bite marks of dugong found close to Henoko relocation area

April 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Dugong bite marks were found on April 15 at a depth of 19.7 meters under water in a part of Oura Bay adjacent to the planned Henoko base. Dugong bite marks have never been found at such a depth in Japan before. There is a possibility that the seabed-boring survey off Henoko has driven the animals into deeper waters.

The Dugong Network Okinawa, Northern Limit Dugong Research Team Zan, and Diving Team Rainbow of the Helicopter Base Objection Association...

 

New US base 46 million yen donated to Henoko Fund in a week

April 18, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Henoko Fund, which was set up to try to prevent construction of a new U.S. airfield in Henoko, Nago on April 9, has raised 46,291,683 yen in one week. The Governments of Japan and the United States plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan...

Governor Onaga asks Prime Minister to cancel construction of new US base at their first meeting

Governor Onaga asks Prime Minister to cancel construction of new US base at their first meeting

April 18, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Onaga met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 17 at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tokyo. Onaga asked Abe to cancel the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to Henoko, Nago. He showed his strong opposition to the...

Residents organizations set up in villages, towns and cities to block a new US base

Residents organizations set up in villages, towns and cities to block a new US base

April 9, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Grass roots organizations are springing up in municipalities across Okinawa to oppose the construction of a new U.S. base at Henoko.

In Chatan about 160 people, including residents and town council members, got together to form the Chatan Town Citizen’s...

Henoko fund set up to help block construction of new US base

Henoko fund set up to help block construction of new US base

April 10, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A new fund has been established to prevent the construction of a new U.S. base in northern Okinawa. The governments of Japan and the United States are planning to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma in Ginowan to a new base in Nago. The “Henoko...

US Defense Secretary stresses importance of realignment of US forces in Japan, including Henoko relocation

US Defense Secretary stresses importance of realignment of US forces in Japan, including Henoko relocation

April 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Defense Secretary has reiterated his support for relocating Futenma base to Henoko. Ashton Carter made the comments during a meeting with Defense Minister Gen Nakatani in Tokyo on April 8.

Nakatani began the meeting by saying, “The Japanese...

Shimagurumikaigi to set up fund to block the new US base at Henoko

April 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Island-Wide Council (Shimagurumikaigi) is to set up a fund as part of its campaign against the new U.S. base in Henoko. The money will be used to spread the message that public opinion in Okinawa opposes the Henoko relocation. The fund will help raise awareness...

84 people including Diet members gather at Camp Schwab gate to protest against the construction of a new base

84 people including Diet members gather at Camp Schwab gate to protest against the construction of a new base

April 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A protest by 84 people, including members of Japan’s national parliament, took place in front of the gate at U.S. Marine Camp Schwab on April 4. The protesters called for a halt to the construction of a new base. The demonstration was organized by the Committee...

Okinawa Governor Onaga compares the Japanese government to the island’s former “autocratic” US High Commissioner

Okinawa Governor Onaga compares the Japanese government to the island’s former

April 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga have held a stormy meeting at a Naha hotel. Suga said, “Giving up Henoko relocation could lead to Futenma Air Station becoming a permanent fixture. Based on applicable laws and regulations...

US military returns 51-hectare housing area at Camp Zukeran

US military returns 51-hectare housing area at Camp Zukeran

April 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 31, the U.S. military returned to Japan a 51-hectare housing area at Camp Zukeran (West Futenma Housing area) in Ginowan. This is part of a 2013 agreement between the governments of the two countries to reduce the U.S. military presence south of Kadena airbase....

100 assembly members set up organization to block construction of new US base in Henoko

100 assembly members set up organization to block construction of new US base in Henoko

March 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

About 100 members of Okinawa’s local municipal assemblies and the Diet have set up an organization to work towards blocking construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. They have agreed to work together to stop the Futenma relocation plan.

They are...

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