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Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The public trial for Okinawa Peace Movement Center Chairman Hiroji Yamashiro and two others was held at Naha District Court on December 20 (Judge Toshihiro Shibata presiding).

The accused are facing charges including forcible obstruction of official business, obstruction of performance of public duty, and inflicting bodily injury.

In their closing statement, the defense claimed that it would be unjust for the court...

 

Nago protest gathering of 3000 demands Osprey removal from Okinawa

Nago protest gathering of 3000 demands Osprey removal from Okinawa

 

December 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 15 at the 21st Century Forest Park Gymnasium in Nago City, in observance of the crash of an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station on December 13 last year in Abu, Nago, the All-Okinawa...

Miyakojima residents protest against GSDF deployment to Miyako Island

Miyakojima residents protest against GSDF deployment to Miyako Island

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 13 at the Miyakojima City Central Public Hall on Miyako Island, a citizens’ rally was held to protest the construction of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) missile bases.

About 130 residents participated.

 

At...

Tree Nymph Butterfly takes the top spot in the “Haberu General Election”

Tree Nymph Butterfly takes the top spot in the “Haberu General Election”

 

December 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “Haberu General Election,” (Hosted by the Okinawa Butterfly Designation...

Governor petitions directly to the Ministry of Defense after U.S. military helicopter window falls

Governor petitions directly to the Ministry of Defense after U.S. military helicopter window falls

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Following the accident in which a window frame fell off a U.S. helicopter and the grounds of Futenma Daini Elementary School in Ginowan City, on the afternoon of December 14, Governor Takeshi Onaga visited Minister of...

U.S. helicopter crash throws debris onto elementary school sports field ten meters from children

U.S. helicopter crash throws debris onto elementary school sports field ten meters from children

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 13, an object reflecting white light was visible falling from the sky.

With a crashing sound a cloud of dust whirled about and U.S. military helicopter fragments flew into the air.

A window from this aircraft...

U.S. helicopter window falls on Futenma Daini Elementary School grounds during P.E. class, Okinawa demands all flights suspended

U.S. helicopter window falls on Futenma Daini Elementary School grounds during P.E. class, Okinawa demands all flights suspended

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A window from a CH-53 helicopter flying out of MCAS Futenma, measuring 90 sq....

Young men who vandalized Chibichirigama cave apologize, wish to learn about the Battle of Okinawa

Young men who vandalized Chibichirigama cave apologize, wish to learn about the Battle of Okinawa

 

December 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On...

U.S. military crime’s low indictment rates appear affected by secret

 

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

 

In the decade spanning 2007 through 2016, the average indictment rate for people associated with the U.S. military (including military personnel, military contractors, and family...

Canister believed to be from a US helicopter lands on a nursery school in Ginowan

Canister believed to be from a US helicopter lands on a nursery school in Ginowan

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A plastic canister landed on the metal roof of the Futenma Baptist Church’s Midorigaoka Nursery School in Nodake, Ginowan, around 10:20 a.m. on December 7.

No people were injured. Right around the time of the dropped tube, a U.S. military...

Ex-Marine Kenneth Shinzato sentenced to life in Okinawa rape and murder trial

Ex-Marine Kenneth Shinzato sentenced to life in Okinawa rape and murder trial

 

December 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato (formerly Gadson) was given a life...