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Okinawa assembly adopts protest resolution in response to Osprey crash in Australia, demanding withdrawal of aircraft and U.S. Marines

Okinawa assembly adopts protest resolution in response to Osprey crash in Australia, demanding withdrawal of aircraft and U.S. Marines

 

August 29, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the wake of an MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft crashing off the coast of Australia, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passed a protest resolution and a written opinion demanding the withdrawal of the aircraft and U.S. Marines.

The resolution and the written opinion, proposed by the ruling parties, were adopted by a majority, including the ruling parties, neutral factions and the Komei party.

The...

 

US federal appeals court reinstates Okinawa dugong lawsuit, plaintiffs’ argument partly supported

August 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 21 (local time), the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the lower court’s decision in the Okinawa dugong lawsuit in which Okinawan community members and American and Japanese conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department...

Ginowan City Council demands Osprey flight suspension, investigation into Australia sea crash

Ginowan City Council demands Osprey flight suspension, investigation into Australia sea crash

August 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On August 18 at an extraordinary session of the Ginowan City Council, the council unanimously voted to adopt a protest resolution and written argument demanding a speedy investigation and announcement regarding the cause of the recent...

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

August 17, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A delegation of the All-Okinawa Kaigi (All-Okinawa Coalition) departed from Naha for the United States to raise awareness about the current situation regarding the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago.

It is the second time the...

45,000 gather for rally against new base construction in Henoko, Governor Onaga renews determination to repeal landfill approval

August 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, The All Okinawa Kaigi (All Okinawa Coalition) held a mass rally to support Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and resist the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, at Onoyama Athletic Stadium, Naha.

The rally called for the cancellation...

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people’s objections

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people's objections

August 10 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Air Force began to conduct a night time parachute drop training within the sea of the Tsukenjima Training Area, Uruma City, at around 8 p.m. on August 9.

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Uruma City Office urged the U.S. military to cancel the...

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of August 7, Governor Takeshi Onaga was approached by a group of reporters on his way to work. He answered their inquiries concerning the MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station that...

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the number counted weekly at 23 medical institutions in Okinawa, the number of heat stroke patients from July 16 to 22 (the 8th week of summer) was 119, and in the weekly summary, it was the highest in the past ten years.

The number from July...

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

July 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Representatives from the Shirohara district in Ginoza village visited the Okinawa Defense Bureau to request immediate suspension of hang-training and removal of the landing areas for helicopters, also known as Falcon, around the community.

The district chief,...

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

New US Ambassador to Japan Hagerty plans to visit Okinawa in consideration of military base issues

July 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

Fifty-seven-year-old businessman William Hagerty will be taking the post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan under the Trump administration.

On July 28 Hagerty spoke in regards the standoff between the...

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

Okinawa Mayor protests assault perpetrated by US military, demands regular conferences between locals and the military

August 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa – Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae visited the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Mission Support...