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Governor Tamaki, “The central government is masquerading as a ‘private individual’” in lawsuit surrounding permission for land reclamation at Henoko

Governor Tamaki, “The central government is masquerading as a ‘private individual’” in lawsuit surrounding permission for land reclamation at Henoko

September 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The first round of oral arguments was held at the Fukuoka High Court Naha Branch (Judge Masamichi Okubo, presiding) September 18 in the “Voiding of involvement lawsuit,” which was filed by Okinawa against Japan after the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation (MILT) voided Okinawa’s decision to revoke permission to reclaim land off the coast of Henoko, part of the relocation of MCAS Futenma to the Henoko neighborhood in Nago.

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Local protest at civilian Motobu Port blocks entry of U.S. military boat intended for training

Local protest at civilian Motobu Port blocks entry of U.S. military boat intended for training

September 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 17 the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa, planned to use one U.S. military Open Water Safety Boat for the purpose of training at Motobu Port in Motobu Town.

Although the boat was transported to the port, due to a protest by citizens and longshoremen,...

Current administration is “bizarre”: Mystery writers lodge protest over Henoko

Current administration is “bizarre”: Mystery writers lodge protest over Henoko

September 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kyotaro Nishimura and 13 other authors/members of the Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc., announced on September 6 that they have lodged an official letter of request with the Japanese government, calling for the discontinuation of the Henoko base construction, and...

Governor Tamaki once again asks Defense Minister Iwaya to abandon Henoko relocation, but remains at an impasse with Japan unyielding

Governor Tamaki once again asks Defense Minister Iwaya to abandon Henoko relocation, but remains at an impasse with Japan unyielding

September 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki met with Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Okinawa Prefectural Office September 5 to once again demand that the Japanese government abandon the plans to relocate MCAS Futenma to Henoko, as well as to...

Miyakojima residents’ association members call on Defense Bureau to stop SDF missile base deployment

Miyakojima residents’ association members call on Defense Bureau to stop SDF missile base deployment

August 27, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 26, association representative Seihan Nakazato and other members of the Miyakojima Residents’ Liaison Association Against the Missile Base visited the Okinawa prefectural office and the Okinawa Defense Bureau with a list of demands including cancellation...

Carrying on former Governor Onaga’s spirit

Carrying on former Governor Onaga’s spirit

August 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the afternoon of August 22, the Gathering for Remembering Takeshi Onaga was held at the Okinawa Karate Hall in Tomigusuku.

The gathering was planned around the 1-year anniversary of former Governor Onaga’s death, which occurred suddenly last August...

Resolution proposal demanding U.S. government perform Oura Bay survey adopted at Veterans for Peace convention

Resolution proposal demanding U.S. government perform Oura Bay survey adopted at Veterans for Peace convention

August 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
Hanayo Oya reports from Spokane

On August 17, at the annual convention of the peace organization Veterans for Peace (VFP), which is currently being held in Spokane, Washington, members voted unanimously in favor of a proposed resolution opposing the construction...

Governor Tamaki brings the “Caravan” to Nagoya, proclaims Henoko can be resolved through discussion

Governor Tamaki brings the “Caravan” to Nagoya, proclaims Henoko can be resolved through discussion

August 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
Yukito Toyama

Nagoya – Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki brought his “Talk Caravan,” which is travelling Japan to share Okinawa’s position on new base construction in the Henoko neighborhood in Nago City and other national security issues, to a crowd...

U.S. military disposes of 2017 helicopter fire incident soil without notifying Japanese authorities

U.S. military disposes of 2017 helicopter fire incident soil without notifying Japanese authorities

August 14, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

In regard to a 2017 incident in which a U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing and burst into flames in Takae, Higashi Village, the U.S. military removed and hauled a portion of soil from the incident site to Camp Kinser in Urasoe City, and on August...

MCAS Futenma 2018 air traffic survey results show that established flight path deviations are becoming the norm

MCAS Futenma 2018 air traffic survey results show that established flight path deviations are becoming the norm

August 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Chubu) The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) began their 2018 inspection of a survey that tracks the flightpaths of U.S. military aircraft in the area around MCAS Futenma on August 9, run out of the ODB offices in Kadena.

After the U.S. military helicopter crash...

OPG starts new lawsuit, Okinawa Governor Tamaki stands up for Okinawans’ opposition to FRF

OPG starts new lawsuit, Okinawa Governor Tamaki stands up for Okinawans’ opposition to FRF

August 7, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon on August 7, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki held a press conference at the Prefectural Office concerning the new lawsuit that the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) is bringing against the Japanese government over construction of the Futenma Replacement...