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New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At 1:55 p.m. on October 4, Denny Tamaki, 58, held an inaugural press conference in the Prefectural Office’s special conference room. At the beginning of the press conference Tamaki made a statement as the new governor, “I will follow the wishes of the late governor Onaga to create a prosperous Okinawa with pride in the hearts of the prefectural people.

We will work to take on a democratic attitude that will guide us to...

 

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 3 Denny Tamaki, after his election but prior to assuming office as governor of Okinawa, visited the sit-in at the front of the gate to Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City. As rain fell, about 130 gathered citizens smiled and...

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

 

October 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kenneth...

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

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Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

 

September 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On September 24 the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit, who requested a stop to construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City, appealed to the Federal High...

Editorial – Newly elected Governor Tamaki announces his opposition to new U.S. military bases

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa gubernatorial election, held after the passing of Governor Takeshi...

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

September 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Over the course of three days starting on September 14, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a telephone public opinion poll jointly with the Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company (OTV) and JX Press Corporation.

The poll revealed that about 70...

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 1 local citizens opposing construction of the Henoko base held a protest in front of the gate to Camp Schwab.

Protestors raised their voices in support of Denny Tamaki, who was just elected governor of Okinawa on September...

83-year-old drummer Yoshio Kinjo broke out into the world as Okinawa’s jazz pioneer

83-year-old drummer Yoshio Kinjo broke out into the world as Okinawa’s jazz pioneer

 

September 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

“OK, one, two, three, four.” With a commanding tone, Yoshio Kinjo, 83, from Tomigusuku leads the 17-person big band, “Y.K. Singing Orchestra.” Kinjo was introduced to the drums in 1954, in his senior year...

Koganei City Council adopts proposal on Henoko base issue

 

September 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

During the plenary session of the Tokyo Prefecture Koganei City Council on September 25, the council members came to a decision via majority vote on the petition regarding the Henoko base issue.

Specifically,...

Mr. Onaga’s successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

Mr. Onaga's successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

September 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election was moved up to September 30 due to the death of former governor Takeshi Onaga.

Denny Tamaki, 58, a former House of Representatives member and independent rookie candidate supported by the Okinawa prefectural government’s...