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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 air base which would mean a new base in the already base-burdened island. Those who gathered lit paper candles as a powerful symbol of their protest. Candlelit protests were also held in front of...

 

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...

US Marine MV-22 Osprey crashes off east coast of Nago, 2 of 5 crewmembers hurt

US Marine MV-22 Osprey crashes off east coast of Nago, 2 of 5 crewmembers hurt

December 14, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

An MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft belonging to the Futenma base in Ginowan crashed into shallow water off the coast of Abu in Nago City at about 10:00 p.m. on December 13.

The aircraft was shattered.

According to a press release...

Prefectural government’s loss in Henoko appeal imminent with December 20 decision date

December 12, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

In the case the Japanese government has brought against the Okinawa prefectural government regarding Governor Takeshi Onaga’s cancellation of approval to reclaim land in Henoko, the Supreme Court on December 12 set the decision date for December...

Unjust oppressions are unacceptable: more than 500 people march during an emergency rally

Unjust oppressions are unacceptable: more than 500 people march during an emergency rally

December 9, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Protests against the construction of the new military base in Henoko of Nago City and the construction of a helipad in Takae of Higashi Village have been ongoing. One such protest, namely “The Emergency Rally Against Unjust Civilian Oppressions by the Abe Administration,”...

Motion for temporary injunction to suspend helipad construction rejected by Naha District Court

Motion for temporary injunction to suspend helipad construction rejected by Naha District Court

December 7, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the case 31 Takae residents brought against the Government of Japan concerning helipad construction in the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area (NTA) spanning Higashi and Kunigami Villages, on December 6, the motion for a temporary injunction to suspend...

In second Futenma noise lawsuit, court rejects demand for flight ban, claims of unconstitutionality

In second Futenma noise lawsuit, court rejects demand for flight ban, claims of unconstitutionality

November 18, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 17, the Okinawa branch of the Naha District Court, presided over by Judge Tetsuya Fujikura, issued a judgement in the second Futenma noise lawsuit. The lawsuit saw 3,417 residents living near U.S. Maine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma demand a substantial...