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Beijing approves the restoration and preservation of Ryukyuan graves

Beijing approves the restoration and preservation of Ryukyuan graves

January 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Tsuyoshi Arakaki

In 1879, around the time of the disposition of Ryukyu, or the annexation of Ryukyu, some Ryukyuans sought refuge in China to appeal for the salvation of the Ryukyu Kingdom. They eventually passed away and were buried in Beijing. Their burial site in Beijing is under threat of being developed without conducting an excavation survey. As of January 3, a private foundation and the Beijing mayor, which are responsible for the development...

 

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi says residents’ opinions should be respected in Henoko, Article 9 should not be changed

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi says residents’ opinions should be respected in Henoko, Article 9 should not be changed

January 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yoko Shima

Recently, the Ryukyu Shimpo interviewed Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, 83, who serves as a female Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund), and she told us about her concern for Okinawa and the importance of peace. Regarding...

Japan’s crime-prevention patrols receive zero calls related to the U.S. military in 6 months despite consecutive crimes

Japan's crime-prevention patrols receive zero calls related to the U.S. military in 6 months despite consecutive crimes

December 30, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 16, a “Patrolling Team for Okinawa Community Security” set up by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) in response to the assault and murder of a woman by a U.S. base employee revealed that they received 13 calls but no calls related to the U.S. military...

Nine Okinawan higher education institution presidents request Osprey flight suspension

Nine Okinawan higher education institution presidents request Osprey flight suspension

December 27, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of December 27, the presidents of nine higher education institutions in Okinawa submitted a written statement to the Japanese and U.S. governments in response to the recent crash accident of a U.S. MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft...

Resident of Okinawa from Afghanistan falsely rumored as planning act of terrorism

Resident of Okinawa from Afghanistan falsely rumored as planning act of terrorism

December 25, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the evening of December 23, false rumors that a male proponent of the extremist organization Islamic State (IS) from Afghanistan would incite terrorism in Mihama, Chatan Town were flying around on social networking sites (SNS) such as Twitter. The post spread...

Candlelit protests against US military bases in Okinawa

Candlelit protests against US military bases in Okinawa

December 22, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

At Kenmin Hiroba in Naha on December 21, citizens took part in a candlelit protest to denounce a U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey crashing off east coast of Nago and Japan’s Supreme Court ruling against Okinawa Prefecture in a lawsuit over the relocation of Futenma...

4,200 people at the Nago protest rally and governor determined to remove Ospreys

4,200 people at the Nago protest rally and governor determined to remove Ospreys

December 23, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

[Nago] On December 22, the Emergency Protest Rally Demanding the Removal of the Defective Aircraft Osprey took place following the crash-landing accident of the U.S. military vertical takeoff and landing transport aircraft MV-22 Osprey at the coast of Abu of...

Digital Edition Extra: Supreme Court dismisses Okinawa’s appeal in Henoko lawsuit

Digital Edition Extra: Supreme Court dismisses Okinawa’s appeal in Henoko lawsuit

December 20, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

On the afternoon of December 20, the Second Petty Bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Judge Kaoru Onimaru, dismissed Okinawa’s appeal in the lawsuit brought against Okinawa by the national government to have Okinawa Governor Takeshi...

Takae residents request removal of Osprey to ODB in light of recent crash accident

Takae residents request removal of Osprey to ODB in light of recent crash accident

December 20, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

In light of the crash accident of an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station, residents of Higashi Village and Takae Ward came to the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) to request the removal of Osprey on the morning...

Electronic extra edition: MV-22 Ospreys belonging to Futenma base resume full flight despite objections from Okinawa

Electronic extra edition: MV-22 Ospreys belonging to Futenma base resume full flight despite objections from Okinawa

December 19, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

MV-22 Osprey aircraft belonging to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan City took off the base and resumed the full flight operation at 1:58 p.m. on December 19. The MV-22 vertical takeoff and landing aircraft’s flight operations had been suspended...

US military sets up restricted area on beach to keep people away from Osprey wreckage

US military sets up restricted area on beach to keep people away from Osprey wreckage

December 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 15, the wreckage of the MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station that crashed on the shore in Abu, Nago, was moved to a separate beach about 800 meters away from the actual crash site. In order to ensure passage...