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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, the northern region of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island,” as a candidate for a World Heritage Site. The conference also will get the cabinet to sign off on January 22, and will submit...

 

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...

Citizens protest land reclamation work from Awa

Citizens protest land reclamation work from Awa

January 9, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On the morning of January 9, the Okinawa Defense Bureau continued depositing sand into the land reclamation area as part of construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City.

 

Approximately...

Himeyuri Peace Museum plans second renewal after first in 2004 with new exhibits to pass down history

Himeyuri Peace Museum plans second renewal after first in 2004 with new exhibits to pass down history

January 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chikako Maemori

 

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Camp Schwab gate protesters pledge efforts against new base with Robert Kajiwara

Camp Schwab gate protesters pledge efforts against new base with Robert Kajiwara

January 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 5 citizens gathered in front of the gates to Camp Schwab to protest construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko. Customarily, on the first Saturday of the New Year Okinawans come together for a large protest action there. This year about...

Okinawa poll shows solid majority intends to attend land reclamation referendum, desires availability in all municipalities

January 4, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Over the course of three days starting on December 22 last year, the Ryukyu Shimpo, the Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company (OTV), and JX PRESS Corporation conducted a telephone public opinion poll of constituents in all regions within Okinawa Prefecture. The...

Citizens opposing the new base shared New Year’s resolution at Henoko

Citizens opposing the new base shared New Year’s resolution at Henoko

January 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the early morning of January 1, citizens opposed to the construction of the new base gathered at Henoko beach and held Hachiukushi. Facing toward the sunrise, 316 citizens renewed their resolution to oppose the construction of a new base.

As they wished...

Ryukyu Kingdom Era New Year’s Celebration praying for peace takes place at Shuri Castle

Ryukyu Kingdom Era New Year’s Celebration praying for peace takes place at Shuri Castle

January 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 1, the Shurijo Castle Park New Year’s Celebration commenced in Naha City. Many people, such as families and tourists, visited and gave a round of applause to the magnificent ceremony. Fusako Sasaki, 75, visiting from Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture...