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Base relocation issue taught in Portland school

Base relocation issue taught in Portland school

December 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yukiyo Zaha, Washington correspondent

Moé Yonamine, a 40-year-old Naha City native, teaches social studies at a high school in Portland, Oregon. She authors online articles and educates her students on aspects of Okinawan history and the latest U.S. military base situation that are often left out of textbooks and the media. Yonamine said she wants to “pass on Okinawa’s lore and history of resistance to the young generation, and together think...

 

Henoko citizens share their feelings one week after soil deposits began

Henoko citizens share their feelings one week after soil deposits began

December 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

December 21 marked one week since soil deposits began at the planned land reclamation area in Oura Bay as part of the construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City. So, how do local Henoko citizens feel? Masao Nishikawa, 74 years old,...

White House petition to halt Henoko construction reaches 100,000 signature goal in 10 days

White House petition to halt Henoko construction reaches 100,000 signature goal in 10 days

December 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

At a little past 3:00 p.m. on December 18, the online petition to halt the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station surpassed its goal of 100,000 signatures and reached...

Two years after its return to Japan, the Northern Training Area remains littered with used flares, un-fired bullets, and the remains of pre-war life

Two years after its return to Japan, the Northern Training Area remains littered with used flares, un-fired bullets, and the remains of pre-war life

December 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On December 25, it will have been once year since the reversion of the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area (NTA) land to landowners.

I took a walk through this land, led by Akino Miyagi, who researches insects...

Sukuta Ward in Nago demands Okinawa Defense Bureau take preventative measures after latest U.S. military stray bullet incident

Sukuta Ward in Nago demands Okinawa Defense Bureau take preventative measures after latest U.S. military stray bullet incident

December 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Nago – Having received confirmation that the stray bullet discovered in...

Unexploded bomb diffused in Uebaru: “WWII legacy lingers”

Unexploded bomb diffused in Uebaru: “WWII legacy lingers”

December 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Urban Monorail suspended its service temporarily while an unexploded ordnance was diffused in Uebaru, Naha City during the morning hours on Dec.

16th. At each station, signs were posted near the turnstiles to notify passengers of...

Mikiko Onaga, wife of former governor, attends protest at Camp Schwab gate

Mikiko Onaga, wife of former governor, attends protest at Camp Schwab gate

December 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“What can be said about a country that is able to show such contempt toward public opinion? The very nature of the country of Japan is being called into question.”

On December 14, Mikiko Onaga, 63, wife of former governor Takeshi Onaga,...

Fourth-generation Okinawan-American petitions President Trump to halt Henoko construction

Fourth-generation Okinawan-American petitions President Trump to halt Henoko construction

December 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington DC

On December 8, a petition website was created to halt the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station. The petition...

“I cannot help but feel intense indignation;” Governor Tamaki angry at land reclamation in Henoko says, nothing has changed despite petitioning the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Defense to call it off

“I cannot help but feel intense indignation;” Governor Tamaki angry at land reclamation in Henoko says, nothing has changed despite petitioning the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Defense to call it off

December 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

In reaction to the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) starting land reclamation in the water off the coast of Henoko, Nago as part of new U.S. military base construction December 14, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki gave remarks to reporters at the Okinawa...

Disrupting lives, the bitter legacy of war resurfaces during the disposal of undetonated ordinance in a residential neighborhood in Naha

Disrupting lives, the bitter legacy of war resurfaces during the disposal of undetonated ordinance in a residential neighborhood in Naha

 

December 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the Uebaru neighborhood in Naha, the sound of a large “BOOM” spread throughout a residential area as an undetonated artillery shell was disposed of by detonation December 9. The shell was found in between houses and apartments...

Liaison committee comprising prefectural government ruling party and business world members established to demonstrate popular will against new base

Liaison committee comprising prefectural government ruling party and business world members established to demonstrate popular will against new base

 

December 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

December 9 marked the establishment of the “Liaison Committee for Prefectural Referendum to Demonstrate Popular Will Against Henoko Reclamation and New Base Construction” in preparation for the prefectural referendum to be held...