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Governor Onaga will revoke land reclamation permit and block soil deposits with all his might

Governor Onaga will revoke land reclamation permit and block soil deposits with all his might

 

July 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 27 at 10:30 a.m., Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga held a special conference at the Prefectural Office.

Regarding the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station being built in Henoko, Onaga announced that he will revoke his predecessor’s approval of the land reclamation permit.

Onaga said, “To allow the approval to fill in public waters to remain in effect — despite recognition of ODB violations...

 

86% of Okinawan view tourism as important, but only 29% say it has made their lives better

86% of Okinawan view tourism as important, but only 29% say it has made their lives better

 

July 24, 2018 by Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Department of Culture, Tourism, and Sports announced the results of their Okinawan resident tourism awareness survey July 23.

This is the first time the department has conducted such a survey on Okinawan residents.

When...

Celebrating 110th anniversary of Okinawan-Argentinian Immigration

Celebrating 110th anniversary of Okinawan-Argentinian Immigration

 

July 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hiroe Nakagawa

 

On July 15, the Okinawa-Argentina Friendship Association held the 110th Anniversary Celebration of Argentine Republic’s Independence and Okinawa Citizens’ Immigration at a hall in the Okinawa Industry Support...

Okinawa City Ichibangai opens Taiwan cultural plaza

Okinawa City Ichibangai opens Taiwan cultural plaza

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 2, a Taiwanese cultural plaza called Taiwan Hao Market opened at the Ichibangai in Chuo, Okinawa City.

The market is meant to promote the cultural exchange and revitalization of Okinawa City’s Ichibangai and Taiwan’s Dihua Street....

Ryukyu Shimpo Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award goes to group that released 2014 Okinawa statement

Ryukyu Shimpo Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award goes to group that released 2014 Okinawa statement

 

July 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 22 the Ryukyu Shimpo selected an international group to receive the Ryukyu Shimpo Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award.

The group selected had released a 2014 Okinawa statement signed by 103 international scholars, peace advocates...

Morimasa Goya hopes prefectural referendum on Henoko base issue sparks conversation between opposing sides

Morimasa Goya hopes prefectural referendum on Henoko base issue sparks conversation between opposing sides

 

July 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shoichiro Yonamine

 

The Henoko Okinawa Referendum Committee, which is aiming to put a prefectural referendum on the ballot asking whether or not to allow new base construction in Henoko, Nago, succeeded in collecting 60,000 signatures...

Signature-gathering campaign collects over 33,722 signatures to hold prefectural referendum

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 17 the Henoko Okinawan Resident Vote Assembly, which aims to enact an ordinance for a prefectural referendum asking whether citizens approve or disapprove of the land reclamation project at Henoko, held a press conference at the Prefectural...

Japan ASDF plane has tire puncture on runway at Naha Airport, affecting 46 flights and around 5,000 passengers

Japan ASDF plane has tire puncture on runway at Naha Airport, affecting 46 flights and around 5,000 passengers

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) E-2C airborne early warning aircraft stationed at Naha Air Base suffered a tire puncture shortly after landing at around 5:38 p.m. on July 17, while taxiing to the gate at Naha International Airport, causing the...

Ishigaki mayor agrees to receive Japan Ground Self-Defense troops

Ishigaki mayor agrees to receive Japan Ground Self-Defense troops

 

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the afternoon of July 18, Ishigaki City Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama held a meeting at the city hall to announce that Hirae Ohmata of Ishigaki City will receive the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) troops.

The...

MOD insists corals ineligible for transplantation only one month prior to Henoko soil deposits

MOD insists corals ineligible for transplantation only one month prior to Henoko soil deposits

July 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau’s (ODB) notification to the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), as of July 17 there is one month remaining until the day soil depositing into the ocean begins as part construction of a replacement facility...

Okinawa Karate demonstration held at Shikinaen to pray for success of International Tournament

Okinawa Karate demonstration held at Shikinaen to pray for success of International Tournament

 

July 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 7 at the Shikinaen Garden in Naha City, the executive committee for the Okinawa Karate International Tournament held a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the first Okinawa Karate International Tournament on August 1. Eight people,...