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U.S. military amphibious vehicles cross highway in Ginoza, stopping traffic

U.S. military amphibious vehicles cross highway in Ginoza, stopping traffic

 

January 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 28, fifteen U.S. military amphibious vehicles entered U.S. military Camp Hansen by crossing over prefectural highway 329 from the Katabaru seashore in Matsuda, Ginoza, Okinawa. When the vehicles crossed, U.S. military personnel temporarily stopped traffic by ordinary vehicles traveling along the highway. Local residents commented what a nuisance it was.

 

 

The amphibious vehicles departed...

 

Governor gives university lecture: “ You can change politics.”

Governor gives university lecture: “ You can change politics.”

 

January 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo 

 

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131 constitutional scholars speak up against Henoko base construction

131 constitutional scholars speak up against Henoko base construction

 

January 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 24 a group of constitutional scholars including former professor Masaki Ina of the International Christian University gathered at the House of Representatives in Tokyo and presented a researchers’ statement opposing the...

Camp Schwab rally of 3,000 calls for “no” votes to land reclamation in prefectural referendum

Camp Schwab rally of 3,000 calls for “no” votes to land reclamation in prefectural referendum

 

January 27, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 26, a group opposing construction of the Henoko base held a kickoff rally in front of a gate to Camp Schwab.

This rally was held to address the prefectural referendum that will ask citizens for a “yes”...

Early 14th century castle wall discovered at Nakagusuku Castle, predating previously accepted historical timelines

Early 14th century castle wall discovered at Nakagusuku Castle, predating previously accepted historical timelines

January 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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At their first meeting Governor Tamaki tells Okinawa Area Coordinator, “We are past our breaking point”

At their first meeting Governor Tamaki tells Okinawa Area Coordinator, “We are past our breaking point”

 

January 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki held his first meeting with the U.S. military’s top commander in Okinawa, Okinawa Area Coordinator Lieutenant General Eric Smith.

At the meeting, the governor told the OAC that regarding the over-burdening...

Henoko seawall construction continues without transplanting Oura Bay coral

Henoko seawall construction continues without transplanting Oura Bay coral

 

January 23, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) stated its perspective that as part of construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, even without transplanting coral, construction of the seawalls on the Oura Bay side of Cape Henoko will...

Post-war archives including 16,000 films digitized, available online

Post-war archives including 16,000 films digitized, available online

January 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The village of Yomitan has been working on digitizing copious amounts of records as part of the “Okinawan Post-War Education History and Reversion Archive Project.”

The village hosted a briefing session on Jan. 19 to report on the progress...

East Asia symposium looks at Korean Peninsula and Okinawa, discusses building peace by understanding history

East Asia symposium looks at Korean Peninsula and Okinawa, discusses building peace by understanding history

 

January 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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Japanese government looks to alter Henoko construction plan after acknowledging soft foundation, wants to reclaim land in new zone

Japanese government looks to alter Henoko construction plan after acknowledging soft foundation, wants to reclaim land in new zone

 

January 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It was learned January 21 that the Japanese government is looking to being with a revised construction plan this spring, with an eye towards improving the soft foundation of the undersea area where land reclamation is taking place as...

Japanese government to renominate Amami-Okinawa site for World Natural Heritage status

Japanese government to renominate Amami-Okinawa site for World Natural Heritage status

 

January 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

At a cabinet meeting on January 22 the Japanese government agreed to nominate a candidate site comprised of Amami Oshima, Tokuno Island, a northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (hereafter referred to as...