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Editorial – Newly elected Governor Tamaki announces his opposition to new U.S. military bases

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa gubernatorial election, held after the passing of Governor Takeshi Onaga, was won by former Diet member Denny Tamaki, 58. Tamaki, an opponent of the new U.S. military base construction in Henoko, Nago, defeated by a large margin the Abe administration-backed former...

 

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

September 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Over the course of three days starting on September 14, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a telephone public opinion poll jointly with the Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company (OTV) and JX Press Corporation.

The poll revealed that about 70...

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

Local citizens protesting Henoko base show support for new governor Denny Tamaki

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 1 local citizens opposing construction of the Henoko base held a protest in front of the gate to Camp Schwab.

Protestors raised their voices in support of Denny Tamaki, who was just elected governor of Okinawa on September...

83-year-old drummer Yoshio Kinjo broke out into the world as Okinawa’s jazz pioneer

83-year-old drummer Yoshio Kinjo broke out into the world as Okinawa’s jazz pioneer

 

September 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

“OK, one, two, three, four.” With a commanding tone, Yoshio Kinjo, 83, from Tomigusuku leads the 17-person big band, “Y.K. Singing Orchestra.” Kinjo was introduced to the drums in 1954, in his senior year...

Koganei City Council adopts proposal on Henoko base issue

 

September 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

During the plenary session of the Tokyo Prefecture Koganei City Council on September 25, the council members came to a decision via majority vote on the petition regarding the Henoko base issue.

Specifically,...

Mr. Onaga’s successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

Mr. Onaga's successor and opponent to Henoko relocation Denny Tamaki wins Okinawa gubernatorial race

September 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 13th Okinawa gubernatorial election was moved up to September 30 due to the death of former governor Takeshi Onaga.

Denny Tamaki, 58, a former House of Representatives member and independent rookie candidate supported by the Okinawa prefectural government’s...

US soldier from Kadena invades Yomitan home and threatens homeowner’s daughters

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 7 around 10:30 p.m. in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, a U.S. soldier committed a home invasion.

It came to light on September 19 that at the time of invasion, only the daughters of the man who owns the house were home,...

Okinawan white sake intended for Chinese to be sold starting next month

Okinawan white sake intended for Chinese to be sold starting next month

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 19, Binkou HD, Mizuhoshuzo, and Nanto Liquor announced the completion of “Ohkoku Gongjiu (Kingdom Sake),” a new Okinawan white sake that uses raw liquor from Awamori (strong Okinawan liquor). It is intended for exportation...

Group that disseminated Henoko statement worldwide receives Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award

Group that disseminated Henoko statement worldwide receives Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award

 

September 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 15, the Ryukyu Shimpo presented the Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award to the group that gathered signatures of 103 international scholars and activists onto an international statement in opposition to the Futenma replacement...

“If I was able to get closer to fans, I am happy.” Namie Amuro retires

“If I was able to get closer to fans, I am happy.” Namie Amuro retires

 

September 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa-born singer Namie Amuro, 40, retired on September 16. In the mid-90’s, Amuro sparked the fashion phenomenon known as “Amura” on the streets of Japan, and after marrying and having a child at age 20, continued to captivate...

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...