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Initial life sentence upheld and appeal dismissed for U.S. military base worked convicted of rape and murder in Okinawa

Initial life sentence upheld and appeal dismissed for U.S. military base worked convicted of rape and murder in Okinawa

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the case of the 20-year-old woman who was killed in April of 2016 while out walking in the central part of the main island, ex-Marine and U.S. base worker Kenneth Franklink Shinzato (34, formerly Gadson), who was convicted of rape and murder among other crimes...

 

Madama-michi Road from 16th century excavated around Shurei gate

Madama-michi Road from 16th century excavated around Shurei gate

 

September 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Stones from Madama-michi Road, a stone-paved road constructed in the 1500s during Ryukyuan Kingdom era was excavated on the grounds of Shuri Castle in Kinjo town, Shuri in Naha city.

The stones were located nearby the Shurei...

Shuri Castle selects new “King” and “Queen”: Hiroyuki Kamiyama and Iroha Nagamine

Shuri Castle selects new “King” and “Queen”: Hiroyuki Kamiyama and Iroha Nagamine

 

September 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

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Rare stalagmite found in Nagashima caves in Henoko

Rare stalagmite found in Nagashima caves in Henoko

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Experts who investigated the Nagashima caves located off Cape Henoko, Nago City found something they are tentatively calling a “consolidated stone tower.”

These studies found that calcareous sediment congealed to form a...

Nationwide demonstrations simultaneously call for Japan to share Okinawa’s base burden

Nationwide demonstrations simultaneously call for Japan to share Okinawa’s base burden

 

September 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23, there were simultaneous actions throughout Japan as part of a movement calling for U.S. military bases to be withdrawn from Okinawa.

Members of the Okinawa Base Withdrawal Association’s Tokyo Network...

600 people celebrate Okinawa Plaza opening in Hawaii

600 people celebrate Okinawa Plaza opening in Hawaii

 

September 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A commercial facility called Okinawa Plaza opened in Waipahu, Hawaii, as a new base for Okinawa-related acctivities.

The opening ceremony was held on September 3.

The plaza is located next to the Hawaii Okinawa Center,...

Okinawa, Taiwan, and South Korea to work together to promote cruises

Okinawa, Taiwan, and South Korea to work together to promote cruises

 

September 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 29, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), Keelung Port of Taiwan, and the Jeju Special Self-Government Province of South Korea concluded a memorandum regarding cruise promotions. The three parties will cooperate to take...

Group of Japanese experts from various fields release joint statement calling for the retraction of Henoko base construction plan

 

September 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The group for consideration of the Futenma/Henoko problem (represented by Osaka City University Professor Emeritus Kenichi Miyamoto) comprised of various experts in Japan released a joint statement at a press conference at the Diet...

Sakima and Tamaki officially announce their candidacies for Okinawa gubernatorial election

September 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The candidates for the 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election were announced September 13.

The election is happening ahead of schedule due to the untimely death of Governor Takeshi Onaga, who died while in office.

So far, four candidates...

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...

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...