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Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes three resolutions in protest of the U.S. military helicopter fire in Takae, demand ban on helipad use

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes three resolutions in protest of the U.S. military helicopter fire in Takae, demand ban on helipad use

 

October 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the wake of the crash landing and fire of a U.S. military CH53E helicopter in the Takae district of Higashi Village, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passed protest resolutions and official opinion statements in the final session...

 

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the wake of the recent U.S. military helicopter fire, Governor...

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Nago) At a regular press conference on the morning of October 3, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine called on the Okinawa Defense Bureau to heed the Okinawa prefectural government’s administrative guidance instructing the Defense...

Recent poll shows 72% of Okinawans deem Osprey “dangerous” as 68% suggest withdrawal

Recent poll shows 72% of Okinawans deem Osprey “dangerous” as 68% suggest withdrawal

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23 and 24, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a public opinion poll among residents of Okinawa 18-years-old and above.

The poll was in relation to the deployment of MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft at...

Onaga advises construction halt after endangered coral discovery at Henoko construction site

Onaga advises construction halt after endangered coral discovery at Henoko construction site

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An endangered type of coral has been discovered at the ocean construction site of the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City.

On October 2 Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga provided the Okinawa Defense...

Kadena Town Council adopts resolution against parachute training

Kadena Town Council adopts resolution against parachute training

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of September 22, the Kadena Town Council held a session at which they unanimously adopted a resolution and statement of protest against the parachute drop training carried out on the 21st at the U.S....

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

 

September 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) conducted a study of flight operations at both Futenma Air Station and Kadena Air Base in April through July, observing the bases 24 hours a day.

The results were reported to the governments...

Cause of U.S. military Osprey’s emergency landing at Oita Airport remains undisclosed

Cause of U.S. military Osprey’s emergency landing at Oita Airport remains undisclosed

 

September 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft made an emergency landing at Oita Airport while traveling between MCAS Iwakuni and MCAS Futenma, where it is based.

At 1:13 p.m. on September 9 it returned to Futenma. The...

Defense ministry eyes Bora mine as likely site for ammunition depot in GSDF deployment to Miyako

Defense ministry eyes Bora mine as likely site for ammunition depot in GSDF deployment to Miyako

 

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Miyako) Interviews with multiple government officials revealed, on September 6, that the “Bora mine” in Bora, Gusukube, Miyako is being eyed as a likely candidate for an ammunition depot to store missiles as part of the plan to...

US military report: MV-22 Osprey crash in Nago caused by pilot error in difficult weather

US military report: MV-22 Osprey crash in Nago caused by pilot error in difficult weather

 

September 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 11, The Ministry of Defense announced a summary of a report by the U.S. military of an accident in which an MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft belonging to the Futenma Air Station crashed off...

Okinawans could see water rates rise as local government burdened with massive cost of decontaminating polluted water from rivers near U.S. bases

 

September 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

After a high concentration of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) was discovered at the Chatan Water Treatment Plant in Okinawa Prefecture, which takes in water from rivers near U.S. military bases, the prefectural...

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