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Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Okinawa to support struggle against US base construction

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Okinawa to support struggle against US base construction

November 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace campaign ship, arrived at Naha New Port on November 1. The ship belonging to the international environmental organization is here to oppose construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago,
Together with local residents, the team on board the ship will launch a protest campaign, including conducting research in the ocean surrounding Henoko. The ship is scheduled to sail for Oura Bay off the coast of Henoko on the night...

 

[Extra] OPG lodges complaint regarding disputed landfill for new US base


November 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government...

Symposium on Ishigaki Island’s future, independence, base issues, and peace

Symposium on Ishigaki Island’s future, independence, base issues, and peace

October 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 24, in Ishigaki Citizen Hall, the Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans (ACSILs) opened a symposium to address peace and Ryukyuan independence. A panel of officials from the Yaeyama Islands and Guam exchanged views...

Kenzaburo Oe and 23 other artists and intellectuals release statement supporting governor’s revocation of Henoko land reclamation permit

Kenzaburo Oe and 23 other artists and intellectuals release statement supporting governor’s revocation of Henoko land reclamation permit

October 27, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 26, twenty-four artists and intellectuals from around Japan, including Osaka City University professor emeritus Kenichi Miyamoto and Kenzaburo Oe, released a statement lauding Governor Takeshi Onaga’s decision to revoke authorization to reclaim land...

Communities celebrate Kajimaya with an autocade

Communities celebrate Kajimaya with an autocade

October 22, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

As part of Kajimaya, an event held to honour 97 year-olds or “golden-agers”, autocades paraded through Yafuso on October 17 and Iso on October 18 in Urasoe City. Onlookers from the communities prayed for their own longevity.

Akira Chinen and Shotaro...

Farmers Concern Subsidy Reduction for Sugar Cane at TPP Meeting

Farmers Concern Subsidy Reduction for Sugar Cane at TPP Meeting

October 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sugar cane producers and agriculture-related institutions gathered at the Okinawa Times Building in Naha City on October 22 to learn about the Trans Pacific Partnership, which leaders are set to sign off on.

The Agriculture & Livestock Industries...

US air base construction: Onaga critical of government’s refusal to hear Okinawan concerns

US air base construction: Onaga  critical of government’s refusal to hear Okinawan concerns

October 30, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 29, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Bureau began construction for the planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago. On the same day, Governor Takeshi Onaga held a news conference at the prefectural office building,...

Government blocks Okinawa Governor’s revocation of Henoko landfill

October 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a Cabinet meeting held on October 27, the national government decided to demand Okinawa Prefectural Government retract its revocation of landfill in Henoko, Nago, where the governments of Japan and the United States plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corp Air Station...

Eighty-six-year-old Fumiko Shimabukuro takes a stand in front of Camp Schwab

Eighty-six-year-old Fumiko Shimabukuro takes a stand in front of Camp Schwab

October 30, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 29, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Bureau officers entered U.S. Marine Camp Schwab with construction vehicles for land reclamation and building the new base in Henoko, Nago. Eighty-six-year-old Fumiko Shimabukuro, continuing protest activities against...

[Extra] Government takes step towards building new US base in Henoko amid protest


October 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 8 a.m. on...

Karate Day: Over 2,000 people including children perform in Naha

Karate Day: Over 2,000 people including children perform in Naha

October 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 25, in commemoration of Karate Day, which highlights that Okinawa is the birthplace of Karate, events were held at a square in front of Tenbus-kan Hall and in Kokusai Street.

The Okinawa...