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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 gifts received from prefectural citizens at Onaga’s funeral.

This return gift was a donation of 2 million yen to the Okinawa Children’s Future Foundation.

Mikiko said: “Onaga...

 

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...

Veterans for Peace calls for US government to reevaluate risks of Futenma replacement facility

Veterans for Peace calls for US government to reevaluate risks of Futenma replacement facility

August 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Minnesota

 

On August 25, the peace organization Veterans for Peace (VFP), comprised of former military personnel and supporters, held a plenary session of its 33rd annual convention...

Gorbachev sent a eulogy to Governor Onaga

Gorbachev sent a eulogy to Governor Onaga

August 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 10, Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who was a leading figure in Cold War and received the Nobel Peace Prize, dedicated a eulogy to the late Governor Takeshi Onaga.

 

In the eulogy, Gorbachev says, “The...

Japanese government exploring seeking damages for 20 million per day loss if land reclamation at Henoko is suspended

August 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Japanese government announced August 20 that if construction were to be suspended due to Okinawa Prefecture’s revocation of approval for land reclamation activity, which is part of the plan to relocate MCAS Futenma to the Henoko neighborhood...

Dugong lawsuit dismissed in San Francisco District Court in favor of U.S. government

Dugong lawsuit dismissed in San Francisco District Court in favor of U.S. government

August 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

On August 1 the San Francisco District Court dismissed an appeal of the dugong lawsuit brought against the United States by U.S. and Japanese environmental conservation groups for the purpose of protecting...

Rally at Kantei protests soil deposits, requests no stay be used against Onaga’s revocation

Rally at Kantei protests soil deposits, requests no stay be used against Onaga’s revocation

 

July 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On July 30, the Tokyo liaison council “Don’t Fill the Ocean in Henoko With Sand” held a rally to support Governor Takeshi Onaga’s announcement that he will revoke the approval of land reclamation...

Governor Onaga will revoke land reclamation permit and block soil deposits with all his might

Governor Onaga will revoke land reclamation permit and block soil deposits with all his might

 

July 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 27 at 10:30 a.m., Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga held a special conference at the Prefectural Office.

Regarding the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station being built in Henoko, Onaga announced that he will revoke...

Signature-gathering campaign collects over 33,722 signatures to hold prefectural referendum

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 17 the Henoko Okinawan Resident Vote Assembly, which aims to enact an ordinance for a prefectural referendum asking whether citizens approve or disapprove of the land reclamation project at Henoko, held a press conference at the Prefectural...