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133 activists including Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone issue statement supporting revocation of land reclamation approval in Okinawa

133 activists including Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone issue statement supporting revocation of land reclamation approval in Okinawa

September 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On September 7, 133 scholars and informed persons from around the world including the US, Canada and Australia signed and issued a statement in support of the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s revocation of the land reclamation approval for the Futenma replacement facility being constructed in Henoko, Nago City, originally given by former Governor Hirokazu Nakaima.

The statement points out that, “Base construction...

 

Takeshi Onaga’s wife and son make donation aiming to break cycle of child poverty in Okinawa

Takeshi Onaga’s wife and son make donation aiming to break cycle of child poverty in Okinawa

September 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

The late Takeshi Onaga died on August 8 at the age of 67 while serving as governor of Okinawa.

On September 6 his widow, Mikiko, and their eldest son, Yuichiro, visited the Prefectural Office to make a return gift for all the...

Governor Onaga had prepared for death and concealed his cancer’s spread

Governor Onaga had prepared for death and concealed his cancer’s spread

 

September 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Mikiko Onaga, the wife of Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga who died suddenly on August 8 at the age of 67, had an interview of Ryukyu Shimpo at her home in Naha City on September 6. Mrs. Onaga said that right after Governor Onaga underwent...

Petition to hold referendum on Henoko construction submitted to Okinawan government with 92,848 signatures

September 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “Henoko Okinawa Referendum Committee,” (Jinshiro Motoyama, representative), which...

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival attendance reaches record high at 34,000 people

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival attendance reaches record high at 34,000 people

 

September 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

September 2 was the final day of the 63rd Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival, which was held at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City.

Fourteen groups performed Eisa at the festival.

 

According to organizers, over...

JVC wins Okinawa Peace Award for providing agricultural and medical support in eleven countries

JVC wins Okinawa Peace Award for providing agricultural and medical support in eleven countries

August 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 27, Okinawa Prefecture announced that the ninth Okinawa Peace Award will be awarded to Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC), an international NGO based in Tokyo and headed by Takaki Imai.

The Okinawa Peace Award is presented...

Jeju Island hosts summit with Okinawa and Hawaii to discuss environmental protection

Jeju Island hosts summit with Okinawa and Hawaii to discuss environmental protection

 

August 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Yuri Shimizu reports from Jeju

 

On August 27 the governors of Okinawa, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province in South Korea, and Hawaii met together on Jeju Island for the first Global Green Island Summit (GGIS) forum...

Sakima and Tamaki to go head to head in Okinawa gubernatorial election

Sakima and Tamaki to go head to head in Okinawa gubernatorial election

 

August 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election, which will be officially announced September...

Hawaii and Okinawa join together to share food and culture at festival opening

Hawaii and Okinawa join together to share food and culture at festival opening

September 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Fumiaki Jahana

 

Honolulu – A large number of people flocked to the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu September 1 for the start of the 36th Annual Okinawan Festival (hosted by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association), where they enjoyed...

10,000 eisa dancers put together energetic performance

10,000 eisa dancers put together energetic performance

 

August 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 24th Ten Thousand Person Eisa Dance Parade was held at the Kokusai Street in Naha City in the afternoon on August 5.

With this year’s theme, “traditional versus creative,” 4,000 performers from 62 groups including youth...

Okinawa Prefecture revokes land reclamation approval for Futenma replacement facility, will return to court with central government

Okinawa Prefecture revokes land reclamation approval for Futenma replacement facility, will return to court with central government

August 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to Henoko, Nago City, on the afternoon of August 31 the Okinawa prefectural government revoked the land reclamation approval given by Governor Takeshi Onaga’s...