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Gov. Onaga Attends Opening Ceremony of Okinawa Collection at Washington University

June 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Washington D.C.

A collection of books showcasing Okinawan history, culture, politics and arts, called the “Okinawa Collection”, was released at the George Washington University library in Washington City on June 2. The collection project is supported by the Okinawa Prefectural Government and part of efforts to create a center of Okinawan Studies in the capital, Washington, in order to deepen people’s understanding on Okinawa.

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Okinawans stand in front of The White House to demand “No Base to Henoko”

Okinawans stand in front of The White House to demand “No Base to Henoko”

June 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Washington D.C.

On June 1, Okinawans living in the U.S. gathered in front of the White House and showed their objection to new military base construction in Henoko. The demonstration was timed to coincide with Governor Onaga’s visit...

Gov. Onaga to continue direct negotiation to stop new base

June 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington D.C.

On June 3, Governor Takeshi Onaga, wound up his campaign in Washington, D.C, where he has been petitioning leaders to cancel the plan to build a new military base in Henoko, Nago City and immediately close and return Futenma...

Donations to Henoko Fund top 300 million yen

June 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Donations to the Henoko Fund, which is aimed at supporting activities to prevent the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to Henoko in northern Okinawa Prefecture, have exceeded 300 million yen, the secretariat of the fund said on May 4.

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Gov. Onaga and Sen. McCain agree to continue dialogue on the Futenma and Henoko issue

Gov. Onaga and Sen. McCain agree to continue dialogue on the Futenma and Henoko issue

June 3, 2015 Sakae Toiyama of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On June 2, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga met with members of the U.S. Senate and House of representatives to ask for a review of the plan to build a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, to replace Marine Corps Air Station...

Gov. Onaga asks for cancelation of new base at his first meeting with US officials

June 4, 2015 Sakae Toiyama of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga met with the State Department Office of Japanese Affairs Director Joe Young and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cara Abercrombie on June 3 at the U.S. State Department. The Governor...

Saipan memorial participants renew pledge not to wage war ever again

Saipan memorial participants renew pledge not to wage war ever again

May 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 25, the 46th Nanyo Gunto Okinawa Memorial Ceremony was held at the Tower of Okinawa in Saipan. The ceremony was held to console the souls of the war dead, who died during the battle near the end of the Asia-Pacific War in 1944. About 140 people, including returnees...

Opinion poll: 77% support canceling the former governor’s approval of landfill Henoko

Opinion poll: 77% support canceling the former governor's approval of landfill Henoko

June 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo and the Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV) carried out a telephone poll on the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma relocation issue on May 30 and 31.

According to the poll, 77.2 percent of respondents support Governor Takeshi Onaga’s...

“Kokusai dori yatai mura” opens on June 19 at the site after Grand Orion

“Kokusai dori yatai mura” opens on June 19 at the site after Grand Orion

May 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 28 at Tenbusu Hall in Naha City, a presentation was held to celebrate the impending opening of “Kokusai dori yatai mura” stores, which open on June 19. The event took place at the shop site, the former theatre Grand Orion in Makishi, Naha City. Twenty-two...

Chinese are biggest spenders among foreign tourists in Okinawa: survey

Chinese are biggest spenders among foreign tourists in Okinawa: survey

May 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Chinese are the top spenders among foreign tourists visiting Okinawa Prefecture, with each person dishing out an average of 155,191 yen, up 1.7% from the previous year, according to a survey released on May 27 by the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG).

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War memories must be preserved; pledge made at Memorial Ceremony in Tinian

War memories must be preserved; pledge made at Memorial Ceremony in Tinian

May 27, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
On May 26, the 38th Tinian Memorial Ceremony for War Victims of Okinawan Descent was held at the “Okinawa Tower” located on the Carolinas Plateau in Tinian, in the Northern Mariana Islands. Around 80 people attended the memorial ceremony, their families, and local...