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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 Franklin Shinzato (formerly Gadson), the ex-Marine and U.S. military base worker convicted of the rape and murder of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman while she was out walking in central Honshima...

 

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...

US soldier from Kadena invades Yomitan home and threatens homeowner’s daughters

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 7 around 10:30 p.m. in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, a U.S. soldier committed a home invasion.

It came to light on September 19 that at the time of invasion, only the daughters of the man who owns the house were home,...

Okinawan white sake intended for Chinese to be sold starting next month

Okinawan white sake intended for Chinese to be sold starting next month

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 19, Binkou HD, Mizuhoshuzo, and Nanto Liquor announced the completion of “Ohkoku Gongjiu (Kingdom Sake),” a new Okinawan white sake that uses raw liquor from Awamori (strong Okinawan liquor). It is intended for exportation...