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Citizens protesting in Oura Bay ask for understanding that they do not want Henoko base

Citizens protesting in Oura Bay ask for understanding that they do not want Henoko base

 

November 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On November 7, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) moved forward with installing floats on the ocean as part of construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City.

Citizens who oppose construction of this facility went out before 8:00 a.m. on two protest boats and twelve canoes to object to the installation of these floats.

The orange floats are being gradually laid out in the water of...

 

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On November 2, the Japanese government decided to resubmit nomination of an Okinawan site for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Natural Heritage status.

The...

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

 

November 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Henoko reporting team) November 3 saw the first mass action protesting the new base construction since the national government resumed construction after the land minister ordered an injunction to invalidate the Okinawa prefectural...

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

 

November 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Waseda University announced the award-winning pieces for the 18th Waseda Journalism Award in Memory of Ishibashi Tanzan on November 1.

This award is dedicated to the legacy of former prime minister and journalist Tanzan Ishibashi...

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

 

October 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 30, five Okinawan researchers including University of the Ryukyus professors Hiroto Tokuda and Masaaki Gabe held a press conference and released a statement criticizing the Okinawa Defense Bureau for requesting that the Minister...

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

 

October 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Ryukyu Dynasty Parade was held on Kokusai Street in Naha City on October 28, the second day of the Shuri Castle Festival. Many spectators lined the streets to enjoy the annual procession. Onlookers cheered in amazement and adoration...

The Global Community Center Connects Egypt to the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha

The Global Community Center Connects Egypt to the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha

October 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hiroe Nakagawa and Yoko Tabuki

 

A plan has begun to connect Egypt and the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha, with the goal of building a community center in Egypt.

In January, the “Global Community Center,” that links the Hantagawa...

“The Martial Art of Peace,” the essence of Okinawa Karate, performed by 5 top Karate figures for Karate Day celebration

“The Martial Art of Peace,” the essence of Okinawa Karate, performed by 5 top Karate figures for Karate Day celebration

 

October 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

As part of the celebration of “Karate Day” on October 25, five of the Okinawa...

Prefecture to add student death toll to war memorial

Prefecture to add student death toll to war memorial

 

October 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

The prefecture of Okinawa recently passed a decision to add a supplemental plaque next to the Cenotaph for All Student Corps (Zen Gakutotai no Hi) located in Mabuji, Itoman City.

The plaque will bear the...

Nara organizations form group to urge return of Ryukyuan remains kept at Kyoto University

October 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

In response to Kyoto University retaining human remains removed by anthropologists from Okinawa in the early Showa era, several organizations including the Nara-Okinawa Solidarity Commission have established a group called the Nara Prefectural Council Requesting...

Kin celebrates the “Forefather of Emigration,” Kyuzo Toyama

Kin celebrates the “Forefather of Emigration,” Kyuzo Toyama

October 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The town of Kin celebrated the 150th birthday of Kyuzo Toyama (1868–1910), the “forefather of emigration,” on October 14, attracting many residents and out-of-town visitors. In Toyama’s day, Kin’s resilient town spirit had successfully delivered an emigration...