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Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Kariyushi shirts, tells him ,”Now you can have ‘Cool Biz,’ even at the Diet.”

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Kariyushi shirts, tells him ,”Now you can have ‘Cool Biz,’ even at the Diet.”

May 21, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

[Tokyo] With summer just about to kick off, Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki presented Okinawan Kariyushi attire to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, and Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi. The cabinet ministers plan to wear the clothing while conducting a cabinet meeting June 6, and Prime Minister Abe commented, “In the six years the Abe administration has been in office, we have...

 

Gov. Denny Tamaki on the “Okinawan Spirit”

Gov. Denny Tamaki on the “Okinawan Spirit”

May 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Gov. Denny Tamaki was asked about the “Okinawan spirit” during a regular press conference held on May 17, on account of the 47th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan from U.S. rule. The governor explained the Okinawan spirit is “appreciating the chimugukuru...

At external affairs symposium, former Kwansei Gakuin University professor Narahiko Toyoshita and others discuss Okinawa as cornerstone of disarmament

At external affairs symposium, former Kwansei Gakuin University professor Narahiko Toyoshita and others discuss Okinawa as cornerstone of disarmament

May 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 18, the Okinawa External Affairs Study Group held a 20th anniversary symposium titled “The Imaginative Power to Stop Henoko” at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Omoromachi, Naha. Former Kwansei Gakuin University professor Narahiko Toyoshita...

MOD may shorten FRF construction with foreign work ships, increasing environmental burden

May 8, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 7 it became clear that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) is considering using both domestic work ships and work ships from abroad to conduct ground improvement work on the soft ground at the site in Henoko, Nago City, as part of construction of the Futenma Replacement...

Dr. Satoshi Shirai, Kyoji Yanagisawa question Japanese sovereignty at East Asia Community Institute Symposium, “The system of concentrating bases in Okinawa is designed to hide the problem from mainland Japan”

Dr. Satoshi Shirai, Kyoji Yanagisawa question Japanese sovereignty at East Asia Community Institute  Symposium, “The system of concentrating bases in Okinawa is designed to hide the problem from mainland Japan”

May 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The East Asia Community Institute Okinawa (Ryukyu) held a public symposium titled, “Calling into question democracy in Japan – is Japan really an independent, democratic nation?” at the Ryukyu Shimpo Hall in Izumizaki, Naha May 5 (with support from Ryukyu Shimpo...

Prefectural Assembly unanimously adopts resolution on woman’s murder by U.S. Navy sailor

Prefectural Assembly unanimously adopts resolution on woman’s murder by U.S. Navy sailor

April 26, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of April 26, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly (chaired by Yonekichi Shinzato) opened an extraordinary session and unanimously adopted a resolution and written statement protesting the murder of a Japanese woman in Chatan Town by a U.S. Navy sailor...

Reconstruction work of Henoko ammunition storage facilities continues

Reconstruction work of Henoko ammunition storage facilities continues

April 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Repairs such as reconstruction of buildings are continuing to take place at the U.S. military Henoko ammunition storage facilities in Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture.

The Ryukyu Shimpo took photographs of the site with a drone on April 23 capturing at least...

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki declares Henoko construction “anti-democratic” in speech at Waseda University

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki declares Henoko construction “anti-democratic” in speech at Waseda University

April 28, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki gave a speech at Waseda University in Tokyo April 25, in which he described the situation in Okinawa as, “a situation that continues to be what can only be thought of as anti-democratic.

I want everyone to see the land reclamation...

Newly elected Lower House member Tomohiro Yara attends first Diet session

Newly elected Lower House member Tomohiro Yara attends first Diet session

April 25, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

Tomohiro Yara (independent), who was newly elected to the Lower House Okinawa No. 3 district seat in the by-election on April 21, attended his first Diet session on the morning of April 25.

He said, “Problems in Okinawa are but a symptom...

OPG claims Land Minister annulling revocation is illegal, requests review by Disputes Committee

OPG claims Land Minister annulling revocation is illegal, requests review by Disputes Committee

April 23, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 22 Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki submitted materials to the Committee for Settling National-Local Disputes, an entity belonging to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, requesting a third-party review of Land Minister’s decision to...

Tomohiro Yara wins Okinawa No. 3 district Lower House by-election with platform opposing new Henoko base

Tomohiro Yara wins Okinawa No. 3 district Lower House by-election with platform opposing new Henoko base

April 21, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tomohiro Yara, 56, is a freelance journalist and a new independent candidate in the Lower House by-election in the Okinawa No. 3 district backed by the “All Okinawa” camp.

He won in the by-election held on April 21 after Denny Tamaki resigned...