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LDP Diet politician instructs Okinawa local assembly members to reject prefectural referendum budget

LDP Diet politician instructs Okinawa local assembly members to reject prefectural referendum budget

 

January 14, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Last month in advance of municipal assemblies voting on the supplementary budget for holding a prefectural referendum lawyer and Lower House member Masahisa Miyazaki (LDP) held a study meeting for members of these assemblies.

The referendum concerns Okinawans’ support or opposition of land reclamation work association with the construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko.

During the study meeting Miyazaki...

 

Plaintiff group in the case over the return of Ryukyuan Dynastic remains make visit to Mumujana Tomb

Plaintiff group in the case over the return of Ryukyuan Dynastic remains make visit to Mumujana Tomb

January 13, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “Life is a treasure! The Ryukyu right of self-determination organization,” a group that is supporting the organization that filed a lawsuit over the return of the remains of people related to the first Sho Dynasty (Ryukoku University Professor...

MRO Japan begins servicing planes at Naha Airport, will work on 20 planes through March and plan to take orders from Asia

MRO Japan begins servicing planes at Naha Airport, will work on 20 planes through March and plan to take orders from Asia

January 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

MRO Japan, who operates the aircraft maintenance facility at Naha Airport, began their aircraft maintenance business January 7. On January 9, the company invited various media outlets to come and see the business in operation. They plan on receiving 20 planes...

Rally at White House backs 200,000 signatures urging halt to Henoko base construction

Rally at White House backs 200,000 signatures urging halt to Henoko base construction

 

January 9, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

“We are uchinanchu and we don’t give up.” “Base construction is destroying the ecosystem and environment.” “The U.S. is also a concerned party.”

Such...

Citizens protest land reclamation work from Awa

Citizens protest land reclamation work from Awa

January 9, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On the morning of January 9, the Okinawa Defense Bureau continued depositing sand into the land reclamation area as part of construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City.

 

Approximately...

Okinawa ranks third in the world for popular spring break travel destination

Okinawa ranks third in the world for popular spring break travel destination

January 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 9, travel search engine KAYAK announced its popular spring break travel destinations ranking for 2019, which was based on search data.

KAYAK is a leading subsidiary of one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, Booking...

Himeyuri Peace Museum plans second renewal after first in 2004 with new exhibits to pass down history

Himeyuri Peace Museum plans second renewal after first in 2004 with new exhibits to pass down history

January 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chikako Maemori

 

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Beaming 20-year-olds celebrate at UNESCO site

Beaming 20-year-olds celebrate at UNESCO site

January 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

NAKIJIN—Coming-of-age Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on the second Monday of January.

Since ringing in the new year, municipalities all over Okinawa have hosted coming-of-age ceremonies for those who recently turned, or will...

For Henoko land reclamation, Prime Minister Abe claims, “The coral there is being relocated,” however the reality is no such activity is taking place in the landfill area

For Henoko land reclamation, Prime Minister Abe claims, “The coral there is being relocated,” however the reality is no such activity is taking place in the landfill area

January 8, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a false claim about the land reclamation work in Henoko Bay, part of the relocation of MCAS Futenma (located in Ginowan, Okinawa) to the Henoko area of Nago, while on a political discussion show this past Sunday, January 6. The prime...

Camp Schwab gate protesters pledge efforts against new base with Robert Kajiwara

Camp Schwab gate protesters pledge efforts against new base with Robert Kajiwara

January 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 5 citizens gathered in front of the gates to Camp Schwab to protest construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko. Customarily, on the first Saturday of the New Year Okinawans come together for a large protest action there. This year about...

Editorial – Looking to the new year, is democracy in Japan genuine?

January 1, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

We have entered the final year of the Heisei era. 2019 looks to be a year in which the existence of democracy in Okinawa, and subsequently Japan as a whole, will be brought into question. This is because while an overwhelming majority of Okinawans oppose it, the...