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Largest US federation of trade unions pledges support in struggle against new US base

Largest US federation of trade unions pledges support in struggle against new US base

November 22, Ryukyu Shimpo
Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington, DC

On November 20, delegates from the All Okinawa Council, led by All Okinawa Council co-representative and Kanehide Group chairman Morimasa Goya, visited the Washington, DC headquarters of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the United States. The delegates asked for cooperation in getting U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma relocated outside of Okinawa. AFL-CIO director of foreign affairs Cathy...

 

All Okinawa Council delegates strengthen ties with local US civil society and convey Okinawa’s situation

All Okinawa Council delegates strengthen ties with local US civil society and convey Okinawa’s situation

November 19, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington DC

A delegation comprising members of the All Okinawa Council, led by Kanehide Group president Morimasa Goya, is currently visiting the United States to express Okinawa’s opposition to the construction of a new US...

Yohei Kono says that forcing construction of new US base is undemocratic

Yohei Kono says that forcing construction of new US base is undemocratic

November 18, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono delivered a lecture titled “70 years after the war: Yohei Kono speaks about the future of Okinawa and Asia” at the Ryukyu Shimpo Hall, Naha, on November 17. About 460 people listened to his lecture.

At...

Governor Onaga says suing by Japanese government reminiscent of “bayonet and bulldozers” under US occupation

Governor Onaga says suing by Japanese government reminiscent of

November 17, Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said at a news conference held at 5:30 p.m. on November 17 that the Japanese government suing to override his revocation of a landfill permit to build a new U.S. base in Henoko “reminded us of the forcible expropriation of land...

200 young people take part in rally against new US base in Henoko

200 young people take part in rally against new US base in Henoko

November 15, Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 14, in front of the Camp Schwab gate at Henoko, Nago, about 200 young people, including students of the youth group SEALDs RYUKYU, gathered to protest against construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko and Oura Bay.

The protesters criticized the...

National Association of Chairmen of Town and Village Assemblies calls for revision of SOFA

November 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The National Association of Chairmen of Town and Village Assemblies unanimously adopted a special resolution calling for revision of the US-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) at the 59th national convention held on November 11 in Tokyo. It is the first time...

All Okinawa Council delegation to US meets with citizens’ groups, conveys opposition to base construction

All Okinawa Council delegation to US meets with citizens’ groups, conveys opposition to base construction

November 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington DC

On November 15, the All Okinawa Council delegation to the United States, led by Kanehide Group president Morimasa Goya, arrived in California. That afternoon, they met with various peace, labor, and other organizations...

[Extra] Japanese government files to override Okinawa governor’s rejection to build new US base in Henoko

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Text of Governor Onaga’s UN speech opposing new base sent to 151 ambassadors and consuls in Japan

November 10, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 9, the Okinawa prefectural government sent the text of Governor Onaga’s Speech at the United Nations to ambassadors and honorary consuls from 151 countries and regions based at embassies and consulates in Tokyo. The speech regards the construction...

All-Okinawa Council to send delegation to US on November 15 to express Okinawan opposition to new base

All-Okinawa Council to send delegation to US on November 15 to express Okinawan opposition to new base

November 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the afternoon of November 12, at a hall in Naha, the All-Okinawa Council or Shimagurumi-kaigi, a group that “aims to realize the goals of the 2013 ‘Kempakusho’ statement and open up a new future for Okinawa,” held a ceremony to officially announce...

“All-Okinawa Convention” to be held at the end of the month as part of efforts to prevent new base construction

“All-Okinawa Convention” to be held at the end of the month as part of efforts to prevent new base construction

November 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 3, representatives of prefectural assembly governing parties, civic groups, and the business community held a meeting at the prefectural headquarters of the Workers Union in Izumizaki, Naha to establish a new organization aimed at stopping the construction...