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White House petition to halt Henoko construction reaches 100,000 signature goal in 10 days

White House petition to halt Henoko construction reaches 100,000 signature goal in 10 days

December 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

At a little past 3:00 p.m. on December 18, the online petition to halt the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station surpassed its goal of 100,000 signatures and reached 100,343 signatures. People supporting the purpose of the petition used social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to call out to others to sign the petition, which rapidly spread beyond the U.S....

 

Two years after its return to Japan, the Northern Training Area remains littered with used flares, un-fired bullets, and the remains of pre-war life

Two years after its return to Japan, the Northern Training Area remains littered with used flares, un-fired bullets, and the remains of pre-war life

December 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On December 25, it will have been once year since the reversion of the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area (NTA) land to landowners.

I took a walk through this land, led by Akino Miyagi, who researches insects...

Sukuta Ward in Nago demands Okinawa Defense Bureau take preventative measures after latest U.S. military stray bullet incident

Sukuta Ward in Nago demands Okinawa Defense Bureau take preventative measures after latest U.S. military stray bullet incident

December 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Nago – Having received confirmation that the stray bullet discovered in...

Unexploded bomb diffused in Uebaru: “WWII legacy lingers”

Unexploded bomb diffused in Uebaru: “WWII legacy lingers”

December 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Urban Monorail suspended its service temporarily while an unexploded ordnance was diffused in Uebaru, Naha City during the morning hours on Dec.

16th. At each station, signs were posted near the turnstiles to notify passengers of...

Mikiko Onaga, wife of former governor, attends protest at Camp Schwab gate

Mikiko Onaga, wife of former governor, attends protest at Camp Schwab gate

December 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“What can be said about a country that is able to show such contempt toward public opinion? The very nature of the country of Japan is being called into question.”

On December 14, Mikiko Onaga, 63, wife of former governor Takeshi Onaga,...

Fourth-generation Okinawan-American petitions President Trump to halt Henoko construction

Fourth-generation Okinawan-American petitions President Trump to halt Henoko construction

December 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington DC

On December 8, a petition website was created to halt the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station. The petition...

“I cannot help but feel intense indignation;” Governor Tamaki angry at land reclamation in Henoko says, nothing has changed despite petitioning the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Defense to call it off

“I cannot help but feel intense indignation;” Governor Tamaki angry at land reclamation in Henoko says, nothing has changed despite petitioning the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Defense to call it off

December 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

In reaction to the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) starting land reclamation in the water off the coast of Henoko, Nago as part of new U.S. military base construction December 14, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki gave remarks to reporters at the Okinawa...

Disrupting lives, the bitter legacy of war resurfaces during the disposal of undetonated ordinance in a residential neighborhood in Naha

Disrupting lives, the bitter legacy of war resurfaces during the disposal of undetonated ordinance in a residential neighborhood in Naha

 

December 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the Uebaru neighborhood in Naha, the sound of a large “BOOM” spread throughout a residential area as an undetonated artillery shell was disposed of by detonation December 9. The shell was found in between houses and apartments...

Liaison committee comprising prefectural government ruling party and business world members established to demonstrate popular will against new base

Liaison committee comprising prefectural government ruling party and business world members established to demonstrate popular will against new base

 

December 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

December 9 marked the establishment of the “Liaison Committee for Prefectural Referendum to Demonstrate Popular Will Against Henoko Reclamation and New Base Construction” in preparation for the prefectural referendum to be held...

“Isn’t Japan a law-governed country?” Henoko land reclamation sediment hauled amidst citizen protests

“Isn’t Japan a law-governed country?” Henoko land reclamation sediment hauled amidst citizen protests

 

December 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 6 at the construction site for the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City, the Okinawa Defense Bureau moves forward with hauling sediment from the Ryukyu Cement Co. pier in Awa, Nago City.

 

Hauling...

University of the Ryukyus research team finds distinct hereditary groups among Okinawan islands

University of the Ryukyus research team finds distinct hereditary groups among Okinawan islands

November 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

A research team under Professor Shiro Maeda of the University of the Ryukyus Graduate School of Medicine made public that when compared genetically, people from Okinawa have a different genetic background than Japanese people from mainland Japan. Even within...