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White House petition to halt Henoko construction reaches 100,000 signature goal in 10 days

White House petition to halt Henoko construction reaches 100,000 signature goal in 10 days

December 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

At a little past 3:00 p.m. on December 18, the online petition to halt the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station surpassed its goal of 100,000 signatures and reached 100,343 signatures. People supporting the purpose of the petition used social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to call out to others to sign the petition, which rapidly spread beyond the U.S....

 

Two years after its return to Japan, the Northern Training Area remains littered with used flares, un-fired bullets, and the remains of pre-war life

Two years after its return to Japan, the Northern Training Area remains littered with used flares, un-fired bullets, and the remains of pre-war life

December 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On December 25, it will have been once year since the reversion of the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area (NTA) land to landowners.

I took a walk through this land, led by Akino Miyagi, who researches insects...

Sukuta Ward in Nago demands Okinawa Defense Bureau take preventative measures after latest U.S. military stray bullet incident

Sukuta Ward in Nago demands Okinawa Defense Bureau take preventative measures after latest U.S. military stray bullet incident

December 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Nago – Having received confirmation that the stray bullet discovered in...

Unexploded bomb diffused in Uebaru: “WWII legacy lingers”

Unexploded bomb diffused in Uebaru: “WWII legacy lingers”

December 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Urban Monorail suspended its service temporarily while an unexploded ordnance was diffused in Uebaru, Naha City during the morning hours on Dec.

16th. At each station, signs were posted near the turnstiles to notify passengers of...

Mikiko Onaga, wife of former governor, attends protest at Camp Schwab gate

Mikiko Onaga, wife of former governor, attends protest at Camp Schwab gate

December 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“What can be said about a country that is able to show such contempt toward public opinion? The very nature of the country of Japan is being called into question.”

On December 14, Mikiko Onaga, 63, wife of former governor Takeshi Onaga,...

Shimojishima Airport Management working with 10 airlines to establish passenger flight routes, expected to bring big economic boost

Shimojishima Airport Management working with 10 airlines to establish passenger flight routes, expected to bring big economic boost

December 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Shimojishima Airport Management Co., Ltd. (SAMCO, Kentaro Tomono, Representative Director) in Miyakojima, which is set to open a passenger terminal at Shimojishima Airport on March 30, 2019, is working with around ten airlines to establish new...

Jetstar Asia CEO expresses gratitude for Naha-Singapore flights doing well

Jetstar Asia CEO expresses gratitude for Naha-Singapore flights doing well

December 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 29, Jetstar Asia Airways CEO Barathan Pasupathi visited Governor Denny Tamaki at the prefectural office.

Pasupathi expressed his gratitude for service between Naha and Singapore doing well.

This service route has entered...

Fourth-generation Okinawan-American petitions President Trump to halt Henoko construction

Fourth-generation Okinawan-American petitions President Trump to halt Henoko construction

December 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington DC

On December 8, a petition website was created to halt the new base construction in Henoko, Nago City in association with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station. The petition...

Governor Tamaki visits soil depositing site in Henoko, reaffirms position against new base

Governor Tamaki visits soil depositing site in Henoko, reaffirms position against new base

December 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 15 as part of construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City, soil deposits into the planned land reclamation area at Cape Henoko on Camp Schwab continued. Work temporarily stopped when the soil hauled in on December 14 was...

Yomitan Village Assembly adopts resolution demanding information about armed Air Force deserter

Yomitan Village Assembly adopts resolution demanding information about armed Air Force deserter

December 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 11 the Yomitan Village Assembly (chaired by Atsushi Iha) unanimously passed a position statement and protest resolution relating to an incident in which a U.S. Air Force soldier in possession of a handgun deserted his base and went missing. The position...

“I cannot help but feel intense indignation;” Governor Tamaki angry at land reclamation in Henoko says, nothing has changed despite petitioning the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Defense to call it off

“I cannot help but feel intense indignation;” Governor Tamaki angry at land reclamation in Henoko says, nothing has changed despite petitioning the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Defense to call it off

December 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

In reaction to the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) starting land reclamation in the water off the coast of Henoko, Nago as part of new U.S. military base construction December 14, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki gave remarks to reporters at the Okinawa...