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Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On November 2, the Japanese government decided to resubmit nomination of an Okinawan site for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Natural Heritage status.

The site is comprised of Amami Oshima, Tokuno Island, a northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (hereafter referred to as Amami-Okinawa).

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga held a...

 

Hopes of outperforming Hawaii in tourism dashed

Hopes of outperforming Hawaii in tourism dashed

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Nakamura

 

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Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

 

November 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Henoko reporting team) November 3 saw the first mass action protesting the new base construction since the national government resumed construction after the land minister ordered an injunction to invalidate the Okinawa prefectural...

Governor Tamaki to make first trip to the U.S. to raise awareness about the Henoko base issue in his “father’s country”

 

November 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shoichiro Yonamine

Just over a month since taking office, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki will set out on his first trip to the United States.

The newly elected governor will visit New York and Washington D.C. as part of a five-day...

The re-opening of Henoko construction is the exact opposite of “Embracing Okinawa”

 

November 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The re-opening of construction at Henoko is the exact opposite of what was explained...

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

 

November 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Waseda University announced the award-winning pieces for the 18th Waseda Journalism Award in Memory of Ishibashi Tanzan on November 1.

This award is dedicated to the legacy of former prime minister and journalist Tanzan Ishibashi...

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

 

October 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 30, five Okinawan researchers including University of the Ryukyus professors Hiroto Tokuda and Masaaki Gabe held a press conference and released a statement criticizing the Okinawa Defense Bureau for requesting that the Minister...

National government’s petition for injunction against Henoko permit withdrawal “unlawful,” say 110 administrative law experts in public statement

National government’s petition for injunction against Henoko permit withdrawal “unlawful,” say 110 administrative law experts in public statement

 

October 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Tokyo) On October 26, 110 administrative law experts from around the country published a statement criticizing the Okinawa Defense Bureau’s submission to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of a request for...

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

 

October 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Ryukyu Dynasty Parade was held on Kokusai Street in Naha City on October 28, the second day of the Shuri Castle Festival. Many spectators lined the streets to enjoy the annual procession. Onlookers cheered in amazement and adoration...

The Global Community Center Connects Egypt to the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha

The Global Community Center Connects Egypt to the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha

October 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hiroe Nakagawa and Yoko Tabuki

 

A plan has begun to connect Egypt and the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha, with the goal of building a community center in Egypt.

In January, the “Global Community Center,” that links the Hantagawa...

Okinawan traditional Miyakojima Pantu being considered for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status

Okinawan traditional Miyakojima Pantu being considered for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status

 

October 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On October 24 Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs announced that it has nominated ten traditional practices from eight prefectures of Japan that involve wearing masks or costumes to represent deities, including “Pantu”...