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American conservationists in dugong lawsuit visit Henoko, show solidarity with local citizens

American conservationists in dugong lawsuit visit Henoko, show solidarity with local citizens

November 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

 

On November 30, the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit against the U.S. came to i

nspect Henoko.

 

This lawsuit is aimed at stopping construction of the Futenma Air Station replacement facility, as the construction will affect precious dugong.

 

The plaintiffs comprise American and Japanese citizens, and environmental protection groups including the American organization...

 

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa to take their case to Japan’s Supreme Court after Japan found not liable in reparation lawsuit

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa to take their case to Japan’s Supreme Court after Japan found not liable in reparation lawsuit

 

December 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court handed down an appeal...

Waste site trouble caused suspension of garbage collection from military

Waste site trouble caused suspension of garbage collection from military

 

November 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

With the Okinawa Prefecture deciding to revoke the permit to treat industrial waste for the Kurashikikankyo Co. Ltd. in Okinawa City, which manages most of the U.S. military base waste, the bases are facing a waste treatment problem.

The...

Trial for ex-Marine accused of the murder of Okinawan woman continues: Defendant claims “I am not a bad person,” while prosecution recommends life sentence

Trial for ex-Marine accused of the murder of Okinawan woman continues: Defendant claims “I am not a bad person,” while prosecution recommends life sentence

 

November 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

The closing arguments and sentencing recommendations for the 33-year old ex-Marine accused of murder and rape resulting in death of an Okinawan woman back in April while working as a civilian on a U.S. military base...

Marines Commandant Neller expresses “great sympathy” for Marine who caused fatal collision

Marines Commandant Neller expresses “great sympathy” for Marine who caused fatal collision

 

November 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 21 Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Robert Neller spoke about the fatal collision on November 19 due to a Marine Corps serviceman driving under the influence of alcohol.

He said: “Well, our condolences go to...

U.S. Marine arrested for DUI after involvement in Naha fatal collision

U.S. Marine arrested for DUI after involvement in Naha fatal collision

 

November 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 19 the Naha Police apprehended a 21-year-old lance corporal of the U.S. Marines who was operating a two-ton military truck while under the influence of alcohol.

This Camp Kinser-based Marine collided the military...

“Give me a break!” Okinawa Governor issues protest to top US military official in Okinawa after drunk driving incident

“Give me a break!” Okinawa Governor issues protest to top US military official in Okinawa after drunk driving incident

 

November 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“Give me a break!” On the morning after a drunk driving fatality in Naha caused by a U.S. Marine stationed in Okinawa, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga let fly one candid reprimand after another at Lt. General Lawrence Nicholson,...

Ex-Marine accused of raping and murdering woman refuses to testify on first day of trial, denies intent to murder

Ex-Marine accused of raping and murdering woman refuses to testify on first day of trial, denies intent to murder

 

November 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The first day of hearings in the trial of the 33-year-old ex-Marine accused of rape resulting in death and murder of an Okinawan woman while employed as a civilian base worker in April, 2016 began today at Naha District Court (Judge...

Oku residents protest their fishing port being used for Henoko construction material transport

November 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

Past 7:30 a.m. on November 13, a large boat for use transporting gravel and stones over the ocean was docked at Oku Port in Kunigami Village.

This boat is taking the materials to Henoko, Nago City, for use in constructing a...

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

 

November 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Taiwan University will return the remains of Ryukyuan people that were found in Mumujana grave in Nakijin Village by anthropologists from the former Imperial Universities in the early Showa era and are being kept at the university.

The...

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

(Central Okinawa) On November 2, ten F-35As, one of the U.S. Air Force’s newest stealth fighters, arrived at Kadena Air Base. The F-35As are normally stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The 18th Wing of the U.S....