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Governor Onaga states that a “pillar of the Okinawan Government” will be stopping new base construction, resolves to “do everything we can,” while admitting reducing the base burden, “still far away”

Governor Onaga states that a “pillar of the Okinawan Government” will be stopping new base construction, resolves to “do everything we can,” while admitting reducing the base burden, “still far away”

 

January 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga made his New Year’s resolution with regards to the new base construction issue in Henoko while giving his year-opening address to prefectural government employees on the morning of January 4, stating, “We can absolutely not forgive...

 

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passes resolution calling for suspension of flights over civilian areas after accident at elementary school

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passes resolution calling for suspension of flights over civilian areas after accident at elementary school

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In response to the accident in which a window of a U.S. military...

Same Super Stallion model involved in accident resumes operations in Futenma

Same Super Stallion model involved in accident resumes operations in Futenma

December 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

 

Following the accident in which a window from an U.S. military heavy-lift cargo helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion fell into the Futenma Daini Elementary School, the same model aircraft resumed its operations...

“We just want a normal daily life” –nursery school parents’ association request a stop to flights over the nursery school after U.S. military helicopter part falls

December 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

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International Human Rights Law Association holds Japan-Okinawa debate regarding UN review

International Human Rights Law Association holds Japan-Okinawa debate regarding UN review

 

November 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The International Human Rights Law Association (IHRLA), chaired by Shin Hae Bong, held its 29th annual meeting over two days starting on November 26 at Times Hall in Naha City. At this meeting, lawyers and researchers from around Japan...

Oku assembly unanimously agrees to oppose port use for transport of Henoko base materials

Oku assembly unanimously agrees to oppose port use for transport of Henoko base materials

 

November 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Kunigami) In relation to the Okinawa Defense Bureau’s use of Oku Port in Kunigami as a spot from which to transport stone materials to be used in the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago, on November 23, Oku Ward held an emergency...

Lieutenant General Nicholson announces “Japan’s version of Marines” for Okinawa deployment

 

November 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 16, the Okinawa Area Coordinator (OAC) Lawrence Nicholson announced that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) will establish the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB), with future deployment to a U.S. base in Okinawa in mind....

Considering revoking the permission to use Oku Port for the new Henoko base construction

Considering revoking the permission to use Oku Port for the new Henoko base construction

 

November 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The prefecture has labeled the environmental issue, involving dust and noise from dump trucks that come/go to the port, as a “new development.”

As a result, the prefecture announced on November 15 that it is considering...

Kadena Town Council adopts protest resolution on the temporary deployment of the F-35As

Kadena Town Council adopts protest resolution on the temporary deployment of the F-35As

 

November 10, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Following the temporary deployment of the U.S. Air Force’s newest stealth fighters F-35As from Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Kadena Air Base, the Kadena Town Council held a special session at which they unanimously adopted a protest...

Governor Onaga says “The new base is discrimination,” and “America is responsible” in appeal to US Ambassador

Governor Onaga says “The new base is discrimination,” and “America is responsible” in appeal to US Ambassador

 

November 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga met with United States Ambassador to Japan William F.

Haggerty at the prefectural office November 13.

This was Ambassador Haggerty’s first meeting with the Governor and his second visit...

Board of Audit does not recognize special nature of security asserted by Defense Bureau as grounds to pay asking price for Henoko base construction security

 

November 9, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau executed a service agreement in 2015-2016...