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Camp Schwab rally of 3,000 calls for “no” votes to land reclamation in prefectural referendum

Camp Schwab rally of 3,000 calls for “no” votes to land reclamation in prefectural referendum

 

January 27, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 26, a group opposing construction of the Henoko base held a kickoff rally in front of a gate to Camp Schwab.

This rally was held to address the prefectural referendum that will ask citizens for a “yes” or “no” answer to land reclamation as part of Henoko base construction. According to the organizer, the Prefectural Referendum Council Against the New Base, 3,000 people attended. The rally...

 

Early 14th century castle wall discovered at Nakagusuku Castle, predating previously accepted historical timelines

Early 14th century castle wall discovered at Nakagusuku Castle, predating previously accepted historical timelines

January 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Nakagusuku...

Post-war archives including 16,000 films digitized, available online

Post-war archives including 16,000 films digitized, available online

January 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The village of Yomitan has been working on digitizing copious amounts of records as part of the “Okinawan Post-War Education History and Reversion Archive Project.”

The village hosted a briefing session on Jan. 19 to report on the progress...

East Asia symposium looks at Korean Peninsula and Okinawa, discusses building peace by understanding history

East Asia symposium looks at Korean Peninsula and Okinawa, discusses building peace by understanding history

 

January 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On...

Japanese government to renominate Amami-Okinawa site for World Natural Heritage status

Japanese government to renominate Amami-Okinawa site for World Natural Heritage status

 

January 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

At a cabinet meeting on January 22 the Japanese government agreed to nominate a candidate site comprised of Amami Oshima, Tokuno Island, a northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (hereafter referred to as...

Ishigaki GSDF post construction will start March 1 to evade environmental impact assessments

Ishigaki GSDF post construction will start March 1 to evade environmental impact assessments

January 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Yuri Shimizu

On January 16, it came to the Ryukyu Shimpo’s attention that on March 1 the Ministry of Defense’s Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) plans to begin construction of a Ground Self-Defense Forces (GSDF) post in Ishigaki City, Okinawa, as part...

Amami, Okinawa to re-nominate world heritage sites for review next summer

Amami, Okinawa to re-nominate world heritage sites for review next summer

January 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – The Japanese government held the liaison conference for the governing body for the Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage on January 17, where the confirmed that they would once again nominate, “Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima,...

Political disenfranchisement; Referendum committee representative launches hunger strike, petition campaign

Political disenfranchisement; Referendum committee representative launches hunger strike, petition campaign

 

January 15, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Five...

LDP Diet politician instructs Okinawa local assembly members to reject prefectural referendum budget

LDP Diet politician instructs Okinawa local assembly members to reject prefectural referendum budget

 

January 14, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Last month in advance of municipal assemblies voting on the supplementary budget for holding a prefectural referendum lawyer and Lower House member Masahisa Miyazaki (LDP) held a study meeting for members of these assemblies.

The...

Plaintiff group in the case over the return of Ryukyuan Dynastic remains make visit to Mumujana Tomb

Plaintiff group in the case over the return of Ryukyuan Dynastic remains make visit to Mumujana Tomb

January 13, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “Life is a treasure! The Ryukyu right of self-determination organization,” a group that is supporting the organization that filed a lawsuit over the return of the remains of people related to the first Sho Dynasty (Ryukoku University Professor...

Rally at White House backs 200,000 signatures urging halt to Henoko base construction

Rally at White House backs 200,000 signatures urging halt to Henoko base construction

 

January 9, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

“We are uchinanchu and we don’t give up.” “Base construction is destroying the ecosystem and environment.” “The U.S. is also a concerned party.”

Such...