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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 Ryukyuan Remains be Returned. On October 21 the group met in Nara City in support of bringing a lawsuit against Kyoto University to have the remains returned.

Head Secretary Hideki Kanai of...

 

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...

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

 

October 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kenneth...

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

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Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

 

September 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On September 24 the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit, who requested a stop to construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City, appealed to the Federal High...

US soldier from Kadena invades Yomitan home and threatens homeowner’s daughters

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 7 around 10:30 p.m. in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, a U.S. soldier committed a home invasion.

It came to light on September 19 that at the time of invasion, only the daughters of the man who owns the house were home,...

Group that disseminated Henoko statement worldwide receives Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award

Group that disseminated Henoko statement worldwide receives Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award

 

September 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 15, the Ryukyu Shimpo presented the Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award to the group that gathered signatures of 103 international scholars and activists onto an international statement in opposition to the Futenma replacement...

Initial life sentence upheld and appeal dismissed for U.S. military base worked convicted of rape and murder in Okinawa

Initial life sentence upheld and appeal dismissed for U.S. military base worked convicted of rape and murder in Okinawa

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the case of the 20-year-old woman who was killed in April...

Shuri Castle selects new “King” and “Queen”: Hiroyuki Kamiyama and Iroha Nagamine

Shuri Castle selects new “King” and “Queen”: Hiroyuki Kamiyama and Iroha Nagamine

 

September 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

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Rare stalagmite found in Nagashima caves in Henoko

Rare stalagmite found in Nagashima caves in Henoko

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Experts who investigated the Nagashima caves located off Cape Henoko, Nago City found something they are tentatively calling a “consolidated stone tower.”

These studies found that calcareous sediment congealed to form a...

Nationwide demonstrations simultaneously call for Japan to share Okinawa’s base burden

Nationwide demonstrations simultaneously call for Japan to share Okinawa’s base burden

 

September 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23, there were simultaneous actions throughout Japan as part of a movement calling for U.S. military bases to be withdrawn from Okinawa.

Members of the Okinawa Base Withdrawal Association’s Tokyo Network...