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Okinawa vice-governor gives progress report on new Okinawa development strategy to make prefecture “the launch pad to Asia,” playing a role in Japan’s economic revitalization

Okinawa vice-governor gives progress report on new Okinawa development strategy to make prefecture “the launch pad to Asia,” playing a role in Japan’s economic revitalization

May 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Looking to solidify the plan to stimulate the Okinawa economy starting 2022 onwards, Okinawa vice governor Moritake Tomikawa delivered a progress report on the new Okinawa development strategy May 9 at the Prefectural Office.

Vice-governor Tomikawa said that the goal of the strategy was, “To utilize Okinawa’s role as the bridgehead to Asia, further contributing to Japan’s economy,” highlighting nine areas to explore including a turning the airport...

 

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama calls for breaking away from U.S. obedience

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama calls for breaking away from U.S. obedience

 

May 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On May 3, Ryukyu Shimpo interviewed former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

Hatoyama has been traveling Okinawa and the world even after he retired from the Diet and has been sharing his ideas on realizing peace.

Regarding the...

Okinawa Defense Bureau continues contracting security company after learning of 740 million yen over-charge

Okinawa Defense Bureau continues contracting security company after learning of 740 million yen over-charge

 

April 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – It was learned on April 24 that the security contractor awarded the...

ACSILs representative Oyakawa speaks about Okinawa at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

ACSILs representative Oyakawa speaks about Okinawa at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

April 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Seventeenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) opened on April 16 to discuss expanding protections for indigenous people’s rights....

Onaga attends Prefectural Office for first time in 12 days, says he is spiritedly doing his best

Onaga attends Prefectural Office for first time in 12 days, says he is spiritedly doing his best

 

April 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 16, Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga came to work at the Prefectural Office for the first time in 12 days, after he had been told to rest following the discovery of a tumor in his pancreas. As for attending the first policy...

Civilian and U.S. military buildings surrounding Henoko base exceed civil aeronautics and U.S. military height restrictions

Civilian and U.S. military buildings surrounding Henoko base exceed civil aeronautics and U.S. military height restrictions

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

If construction of the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City is completed, some structures in Toyohara Ward and the Henoko Ordnance Ammunition Depot in Camp Schwab will surpass the height restrictions set by...

MOD continues Henoko construction without transplanting rare coral, evading OPG engagement

MOD continues Henoko construction without transplanting rare coral, evading OPG engagement

 

April 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 9, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) started work on N3 seawall in Henoko, part of construction for a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station.

N3 is the final section needed to enclose one area on the south side of...

Civilian aircraft not permitted in Iejima training airspace despite 1985 U.S.-Japan agreement

Civilian aircraft not permitted in Iejima training airspace despite 1985 U.S.-Japan agreement

 

March 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A 1985 agreement between the U.S. and Japanese governments gives civilian aircraft permission to enter U.S. military training airspace around Iejima at an altitude above 5000 feet (1524 meters). However on March 29 this year, the Marine...

CV-22 Osprey set to deploy at Yokota Air Base also being used for night training in Okinawa, has a higher accident rate than the MV-22

 

March 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – The U.S. military announced that the CV-22 Osprey scheduled to deploy...

U.S. training airspace around Okinawa expanded under guise of temporary use, impeding civil aviation

U.S. training airspace around Okinawa expanded under guise of temporary use, impeding civil aviation

 

March 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Shimabukuro and Ryota Nakamura

 

Over the past two years U.S. military training airspace around Okinawa has greatly expanded, restricting the navigation of civilian aircraft.

The U.S. military added...

Protesters demand a reversal of peace-leader Hiroji Yamashiro’s sentence at demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.D.

Protesters demand a reversal of peace-leader Hiroji Yamashiro’s sentence at demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.D.

 

March 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

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