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Palestinian doctor who visited Henoko says Okinawa is under occupation

Palestinian doctor who visited Henoko says Okinawa is under occupation

July 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 14, about 26 citizens gathered in front of the gate of the U.S. Marine Corp’s Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago, where there is ongoing construction work towards a new base that is part of replacement base for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

A total of 117 construction-related vehicles entered and exited the base from 9:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m in a constant stream.

Palestinian medical doctor Salim Anati, 57, who engages in medical support...

 

Hiroji Yamashiro reports back following June UN Human Rights Council statement

Hiroji Yamashiro reports back following June UN Human Rights Council statement

July 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 15, Chairman of the Okinawa Peace Movement Center Hiroji Yamashiro and others reported back about the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland in June, where Yamashiro delivered a statement. The All Okinawa Council for Human Rights hosted a debriefing...

Opposition to Henoko Soil Hauling advises extending scope of invasive species prevention

Opposition to Henoko Soil Hauling advises extending scope of invasive species prevention

July 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 13, the nationwide liaison council Opposition to Henoko Soil Hauling held a study meeting from the point of view of environmental conservation at the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly building in Naha City, where about 15 people were in attendance.

Advisor...

Fourth year since first sit-in, renewing efforts to prevent new base construction

Fourth year since first sit-in, renewing efforts to prevent new base construction

July 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

July 7 marked the fourth year since Okinawan citizens began sit-in protests in front of the U.S. military Camp Schwab. The sit-ins are to protests the new base construction, or the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Nago City. Early morning...

Sit-in protestors claim fight against Takae construction is ongoing

Sit-in protestors claim fight against Takae construction is ongoing

July 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of July 7, ten citizens waged a sit-in at the front of the N1 Gate to the Northern Training Area (NTA) in Takae, Higashi Village to protest the construction of entry roads leading to helipads. Protestors stated that, “The fight Isn’t over yet.”

Sit-in...

Troubled by nightmares after the war, Hacksaw Ridge’s real life protagonist returned to Okinawa in 1995

Troubled by nightmares after the war, Hacksaw Ridge’s real life protagonist returned to Okinawa in 1995

June 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Katsutoshi Matsunaga

Desmond Doss (1919-2006) was the pacifist combat medic who refused to carry a weapon and saved 75 people in the Battle of Okinawa. More recently, his likeness was depicted as the protagonist in the movie Hacksaw Ridge, which premiered...

An international meeting of women has called for peace without military and the cancellation of the new Henoko base

An international meeting of women has called for peace without military and the cancellation of the new Henoko base

June 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 26, the International Women’s Network meeting against Militarism in Okinawa 2017 has issued a statement demanding the cancellation of construction of U.S. military helipads in Takae, Higashi, the new base in Henoko, Nago and a live-fire training range in...

Ryukyu Shimpo and Yahoo co-create video on the Battle of Okinawa and military

Ryukyu Shimpo and Yahoo co-create video on the Battle of Okinawa and military

June 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo and Yahoo news have jointly created videos on the Battle of Okinawa and military base issues and shared them with viewers across the country. The videos are published on both Yahoo and The Ryukyu Shimpo’s websites.

It is the first time...

Service held for war dead of former Ourasaki Camp, where 400 bones remain unrecovered

Service held for war dead of former Ourasaki Camp, where 400 bones remain unrecovered

June 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 10:00 a.m. on July 24, in front of the gate of Camp Schwab, Henoko, Nago, a memorial service was held to mourn the loss of those who died at the former Ourasaki Camp. The camp was built in U.S. military camp Schwab immediately after the Battle of Okinawa.

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Japanese and South Korean groups to perform joint survey of Motobu burial site

Japanese and South Korean groups to perform joint survey of Motobu burial site

June 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Teppei Ikeda

In light of a Ryukyu Shimpo report revealing that fourteen military personnel and others, including Koreans, who died in an air strike by the U.S. military on a Japanese military transport ship were buried in Kenken, Motobu, members of the...

Governor Onaga encourages unity against Henoko base at Okinawa Memorial Day Ceremony

Governor Onaga encourages unity against Henoko base at Okinawa Memorial Day Ceremony

June 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Starting at 11:50 a.m. on June 23 at Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman City, the Okinawa Prefectural Government and Prefectural Assembly held the Okinawa Memorial Day Ceremony. This ceremony is held in memory of the more than 200,000 people who lost their lives...