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U.S. coalition calls for closure of overseas U.S. bases in line with Okinawans’ wishes

 

December 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington DC

 

On November 29, the Overseas Base Realignment...

 

Two missing dugongs may substantiate OPG claim that Henoko construction harms environment

Two missing dugongs may substantiate OPG claim that Henoko construction harms environment

December 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Yuri Shimizu and Akira Manato

A dugong (specimen A) known to inhabit the waters off of Kayo near the construction site of the Futenma Replacement Facility (FRF) in Henoko, Nago City, has not been spotted in over two months. On November...

A Ginowan parents group from Midorigaoka call for the Okinawa base referendum to proceed, “Do not rob us of the right to vote”

A Ginowan parents group from Midorigaoka call for the Okinawa base referendum to proceed, “Do not rob us of the right to vote”

December 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Parents from Midorigoaka Preschool (Nodake, Ginowan), where last year an incident wherein a piece from a U.S. military helicopter fell and landed on the school occurred, have formed a group dubbed “Team Midorigaoka 1207” and released a statement...

Talks between Governor Tamaki and Prime Minister Abe end without reaching an agreement

Talks between Governor Tamaki and Prime Minister Abe end without reaching an agreement

November 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the afternoon of November 28, Governor Denny Tamaki met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister’s official residence to discuss the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of...

Henoko land reclamation expenses expected to reach 2.5 trillion yen

Henoko land reclamation expenses expected to reach 2.5 trillion yen

 

November 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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Governor Tamaki announces February 24 prefectural referendum, encourages participation

Governor Tamaki announces February 24 prefectural referendum, encourages participation

November 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On November 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Prefectural Office, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki made an official announcement about the prefectural referendum that will ask Okinawans whether they support or oppose the Futenma replacement facility...

Former prime minister Hatoyama encourages Governor Tamaki to block Henoko construction

Former prime minister Hatoyama encourages Governor Tamaki to block Henoko construction

 

November 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 22 for the first time since taking office, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki had an interview with former prime minister Yukio Hatoyama at the Prefectural Office.

In regard to construction of the Futenma Replacement...

Overseas U.S. military installations reduced by 247 since 2008, but only by three in Japan with Marine Corps remaining concentrated in Okinawa

November 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington DC
 
On November 26, the Ryukyu Shimpo learned that although the total number of U.S. military installations outside of the United States has decreased more than 30 percent from 761 installations...

Gov. Tamaki calls for trilateral talks with Japanese and US governments to resolve Henoko relocation issue

Gov. Tamaki calls for trilateral talks with Japanese and US governments to resolve Henoko relocation issue

 

November 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

While visiting Washington, on November 14 (November 15 in Japan) Governor Denny Tamaki met with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mark Knapper and Acting Director for...

While visiting the United States, Governor Tamaki meets with United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs, appeals for “making Okinawa the buffer zone of peace.”

While visiting the United States, Governor Tamaki meets with United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs, appeals for “making Okinawa the buffer zone of peace.”

November 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

New York – As part of his first official trip to the United States in office, Governor Denny Tamaki met with United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu on the evening of November...

Okinawa makes first-ever request to end shared use of dams, citing no U.S. military training there in 30 years

there in 30 years

November 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a meeting with Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki requested an end to shared use by Japan and the U.S. of the Fukuji Dam inside the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area and the Kanna Dam inside the U.S....