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About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

September 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Over the course of three days starting on September 14, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a telephone public opinion poll jointly with the Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company (OTV) and JX Press Corporation.

The poll revealed that about 70 percent of those asked support the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) in its revocation of land reclamation approval relating to the new base being constructed in Henoko.

Only about 20 percent...

 

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 1 local citizens opposing construction of the Henoko base held a protest in front of the gate to Camp Schwab.

Protestors raised their voices in support of Denny Tamaki, who was just elected governor of Okinawa on September...

Koganei City Council adopts proposal on Henoko base issue

 

September 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

During the plenary session of the Tokyo Prefecture Koganei City Council on September 25, the council members came to a decision via majority vote on the petition regarding the Henoko base issue.

Specifically,...

Mr. Onaga’s successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

Mr. Onaga's successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

September 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election was moved up to September 30 due to the death of former governor Takeshi Onaga.

Denny Tamaki, 58, a former House of Representatives member and independent rookie candidate supported by the Okinawa prefectural government’s...

Group of Japanese experts from various fields release joint statement calling for the retraction of Henoko base construction plan

 

September 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The group for consideration of the Futenma/Henoko problem (represented by Osaka City University Professor Emeritus Kenichi Miyamoto) comprised of various experts in Japan released a joint statement at a press conference at the Diet...

Sakima and Tamaki officially announce their candidacies for Okinawa gubernatorial election

September 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The candidates for the 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election were announced September 13.

The election is happening ahead of schedule due to the untimely death of Governor Takeshi Onaga, who died while in office.

So far, four candidates...

133 activists including Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone issue statement supporting revocation of land reclamation approval in Okinawa

133 activists including Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone issue statement supporting revocation of land reclamation approval in Okinawa

September 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On September 7, 133 scholars and informed persons from around the world including the US, Canada and Australia signed and issued a statement in support of the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s revocation of the land reclamation...

Takeshi Onaga’s wife and son make donation aiming to break cycle of child poverty in Okinawa

Takeshi Onaga’s wife and son make donation aiming to break cycle of child poverty in Okinawa

September 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

The late Takeshi Onaga died on August 8 at the age of 67 while serving as governor of Okinawa.

On September 6 his widow, Mikiko, and their eldest son, Yuichiro, visited the Prefectural Office to make a return gift for all the...

Governor Onaga had prepared for death and concealed his cancer’s spread

Governor Onaga had prepared for death and concealed his cancer’s spread

 

September 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Mikiko Onaga, the wife of Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga who died suddenly on August 8 at the age of 67, had an interview of Ryukyu Shimpo at her home in Naha City on September 6. Mrs. Onaga said that right after Governor Onaga underwent...

Sakima and Tamaki to go head to head in Okinawa gubernatorial election

Sakima and Tamaki to go head to head in Okinawa gubernatorial election

 

August 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election, which will be officially announced September...

Okinawa Prefecture revokes land reclamation approval for Futenma replacement facility, will return to court with central government

Okinawa Prefecture revokes land reclamation approval for Futenma replacement facility, will return to court with central government

August 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to Henoko, Nago City, on the afternoon of August 31 the Okinawa prefectural government revoked the land reclamation approval given by Governor Takeshi Onaga’s...