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Nago City Council formally objects to resumption of Osprey flight training in Okinawa

January 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On January 25, the Nago City Council voted on a written statement and protest resolution objecting to the resumption of Osprey flight training while there has yet to be sufficient investigation into the cause of the Osprey accident that occurred in Abu, Nago, in December last year. The statement and resolution, which contain four demands including suspension of Osprey flight training and aerial refueling training exercises, was adopted by majority...

 

In policy speech, Abe says government will proceed with Henoko relocation “in accordance with Supreme Court ruling”

January 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

(Tokyo) On the afternoon of January 20, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave his policy speech to the plenary session of the House of Representatives. Regarding the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago City in conjunction with the relocation of...

Governor Onaga to visit US to lobby Trump administration on base issue

January 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Governor Takeshi Onaga is scheduled to visit the United States from January 30 to February 5, according to an announcement from the Okinawa prefectural office on January 16.

The Trump administration will be inaugurated in the United States on January 20....

Governor Onaga says Okinawans are disregarded as Osprey aerial refueling training resumes

Governor Onaga says Okinawans are disregarded as Osprey aerial refueling training resumes

January 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the evening of January 5, Governor Takeshi Onaga commented in an interview on the resumption of aerial refueling training exercises of MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft scheduled for the next day, following the recent crash on the shore of...

Governor Onaga to visit to US at end of January, making appeal to incoming administration for Henoko issue

Governor Onaga to visit to US at end of January, making appeal to incoming administration for Henoko issue

January 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Governor Takeshi Onaga has begun making preparations for a visit to the United States at the end of the month with the purpose of making a direct appeal for stopping new base construction in Henoko, Nago. With the inauguration of the United States’ next president...

In year opening address, Okinawa Governor Onaga vows to prevent new US base construction

In year opening address, Okinawa Governor Onaga vows to prevent new US base construction

January 4 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

In his year-opening address to staff members of the Okinawa Prefectural Government on January 4, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga pledged to prevent land-reclamation in Henoko and the associated relocation of Futenma Air Station. Onaga said, “Following the statement...

Governor Onaga emphasizes need to take measures against government’s forceful resumption of Henoko construction

Governor Onaga emphasizes need to take measures against government’s forceful resumption of Henoko construction

December 28, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Tokyo) On the morning of December 27, Governor Takeshi Onaga had a meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, where he called for prior discussions to be held before the government resumes construction work for the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air...

Onaga sends notice of cancellation, government to resume Henoko construction

Onaga sends notice of cancellation, government to resume Henoko construction

December 26, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 1:30 p.m. on December 26, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga held a press conference at Naha Airport and announced that he had begun procedures to cancel his cancellation of authorization to reclaim land in Henoko, Nago City. Onaga cancelled the authorization...

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes protest resolution over December 13 Osprey crash

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes protest resolution over December 13 Osprey crash

December 22, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 22, at the Prefectural Assembly’s final regular meeting of the year, the protest resolution and written opinion proposed by the ruling party passed by majority. As a strong protest to the Osprey crash on December 13, the resolution demands the...

U.S. Veterans for Peace officially oppose Henoko construction, ask for nationwide support

December 11, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Sakae Toiyama reporting
Veterans for Peace (VFP), a peace organization created by retired military service people with 120 chapters throughout the U.S. passed a pair or resolutions concerning military base construction in...

Nago Mayor demands withdrawal of US Marine MV-22 Osprey from Okinawa

Nago Mayor demands withdrawal of US Marine MV-22 Osprey from Okinawa

December 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 16, Vice-Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya visited the Nago city office to apologize to Mayor Susumu Inamine after an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft belonging to the Futenma base in Ginowan crashed into shallow water off the coast...