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131 constitutional scholars speak up against Henoko base construction

131 constitutional scholars speak up against Henoko base construction

 

January 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 24 a group of constitutional scholars including former professor Masaki Ina of the International Christian University gathered at the House of Representatives in Tokyo and presented a researchers’ statement opposing the forced construction of the Henoko base. As of January 24, 131 constitutional scholars have endorsed the statement.

The scholars who attended the press conference appealed that, “This is a matter...

 

Camp Schwab rally of 3,000 calls for “no” votes to land reclamation in prefectural referendum

Camp Schwab rally of 3,000 calls for “no” votes to land reclamation in prefectural referendum

 

January 27, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 26, a group opposing construction of the Henoko base held a kickoff rally in front of a gate to Camp Schwab.

This rally was held to address the prefectural referendum that will ask citizens for a “yes”...

Early 14th century castle wall discovered at Nakagusuku Castle, predating previously accepted historical timelines

Early 14th century castle wall discovered at Nakagusuku Castle, predating previously accepted historical timelines

January 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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At their first meeting Governor Tamaki tells Okinawa Area Coordinator, “We are past our breaking point”

At their first meeting Governor Tamaki tells Okinawa Area Coordinator, “We are past our breaking point”

 

January 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki held his first meeting with the U.S. military’s top commander in Okinawa, Okinawa Area Coordinator Lieutenant General Eric Smith.

At the meeting, the governor told the OAC that regarding the over-burdening...

Henoko seawall construction continues without transplanting Oura Bay coral

Henoko seawall construction continues without transplanting Oura Bay coral

 

January 23, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) stated its perspective that as part of construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, even without transplanting coral, construction of the seawalls on the Oura Bay side of Cape Henoko will...

Post-war archives including 16,000 films digitized, available online

Post-war archives including 16,000 films digitized, available online

January 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The village of Yomitan has been working on digitizing copious amounts of records as part of the “Okinawan Post-War Education History and Reversion Archive Project.”

The village hosted a briefing session on Jan. 19 to report on the progress...

East Asia symposium looks at Korean Peninsula and Okinawa, discusses building peace by understanding history

East Asia symposium looks at Korean Peninsula and Okinawa, discusses building peace by understanding history

 

January 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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Japanese government looks to alter Henoko construction plan after acknowledging soft foundation, wants to reclaim land in new zone

Japanese government looks to alter Henoko construction plan after acknowledging soft foundation, wants to reclaim land in new zone

 

January 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It was learned January 21 that the Japanese government is looking to being with a revised construction plan this spring, with an eye towards improving the soft foundation of the undersea area where land reclamation is taking place as...

Japanese government to renominate Amami-Okinawa site for World Natural Heritage status

Japanese government to renominate Amami-Okinawa site for World Natural Heritage status

 

January 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

At a cabinet meeting on January 22 the Japanese government agreed to nominate a candidate site comprised of Amami Oshima, Tokuno Island, a northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (hereafter referred to as...

Orion to be bought out and become a subsidiary of Nomura and a foreign investment firm

Orion to be bought out and become a subsidiary of Nomura and a foreign investment firm

 

January 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 23, Orion Beer announced the tender offer for Orion shares by Nomura Holdings, Inc. (HD) and U.S. investment firm The Carlyle Group, along with their approval to become a wholly owned subsidiary company.

In short,...

Ishigaki GSDF post construction will start March 1 to evade environmental impact assessments

Ishigaki GSDF post construction will start March 1 to evade environmental impact assessments

January 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Yuri Shimizu

On January 16, it came to the Ryukyu Shimpo’s attention that on March 1 the Ministry of Defense’s Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) plans to begin construction of a Ground Self-Defense Forces (GSDF) post in Ishigaki City, Okinawa, as part...