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Newspaper ad opposing relocation of Futenma Air Station within Okinawa put on New York Times website

Newspaper ad opposing relocation of Futenma Air Station within Okinawa put on New York Times website

September 22, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

From September 21 to 22, volunteers from citizen groups opposing the relocation of the Futenma Air Station to Henoko put a newspaper advertisement in the international news section of New York Times electronic edition, the most popular American online newspaper website. In the ad they demanded the immediate closure of Futenma Air Station and opposed its relocation to any other site within the prefecture.

They timed this to coincide with Japanese Prime...

 

Okinawa Governor denies a Japan-U.S. deal on U.S. military realignment package

Okinawa Governor denies a Japan-U.S. deal on U.S. military realignment package

September 21, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of September 19, at George Washington University in Washington DC, Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima delivered a lecture on the Futenma relocation issue.

During the question and answer period after his lecture, when he was asked about...

Okinawa Governor travels to the United States to demand the relocation of Futenma Air Station out of the prefecture

Okinawa Governor travels to the United States to demand the relocation of Futenma Air Station out of the prefecture

September 20, 2011

“The Okinawa Question: Regional Security, the U.S.-Japan Alliance and Futenma (hosted by the Okinawa Question U.S.-Japan Action Committee)”, an international symposium in which key figures from the United States and Japan discuss the issue of the U.S. military bases...

Okinawan fishermen terrified to have guns pointed toward them by U.S. warships near White Beach

September 11, 2011 Kenyu Uchima of Ryukyu Shimpo

Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in the waters provided for military use near White Beach in the Katsuren district, Uruma City, United States warships have pointed their deck guns toward local fishing vessels passing close by....

U.S. Marine Corp has intensified its training in Okinawa in preparation for combat

U.S. Marine Corp has intensified its training in Okinawa in preparation for combat

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten years have passed since the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Taking the lead in the war against the terrorism, the United States plunged itself into war in Iraq and Afghanistan, sending units to the battle areas from their bases...

Regarding the Futenma relocation, Okinawa Governor tells the Foreign Minister and Defense Minister that “Seeking a place outside the prefecture will be a quicker solution”

Regarding the Futenma relocation, Okinawa Governor tells the Foreign Minister and Defense Minister that “Seeking a place outside the prefecture will be a quicker solution”

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
On September 9, Okinawa Prefectural Governor Hirokazu Nakaima visited Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa. On the topic of the Futenma relocation of the United States Marine Corps Air Station, the Governor said, “Seeking a place...

Government to submit assessment for Futenma relocation for USMC by year’s end

September 4, 2011 Kenyu Uchima of Ryukyu Shimpo

At his meeting with Governor Hirokazu Nakaima, at the Okinawa Prefectural Office on September 1, Kimito Nakae, Japan’s administrative vice-minister of defense stated that the Government will submit an environmental impact report by this...

Another 174 landowners join the already more than 4000 who will not renew their contracts for U.S. military use

August 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Lease contracts between the Government and local landowners providing their land for military use will expire on May 14, 2012. One hundred and seventy four landowners with land on 17 facilities who agreed to enter into a contract with the government the previous...

Government amends legislation concerning compensation for victims of asbestos poisoning among Okinawan employees on U.S. bases

August 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government will provide compensation for the families of local employees whose health was affected by asbestos and who left their jobs on U.S. bases before Okinawa was returned to Japan on May 15, 1972. This measure was set in place on August 26 by means of...

JASDF F-15s moved to Naha Airport from Hyakuri Air Station

JASDF F-15s moved to Naha Airport from Hyakuri Air Station

August 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eleven F-15s fighter planes and one T-4 training aircraft of the Hyakuri Air Base (Ibaraki Prefecture) of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) arrived at Naha Air Base on August 24 on a temporary transfer to carry out training.

The fighter squadron will...

Seven years since U.S. helicopter crashed onto Okinawa International University

Seven years since U.S. helicopter crashed onto Okinawa International University

August 13, 2011 compiled from reports of Ryukyu Shimpo

A rally seeking to stop all aircraft from taking off from the United States Marine Corps Air Station Futenma was held at Okinawa International University in Ginowan City on August 13, exactly seven years since a U.S. helicopter crashed...