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Nago city council protests against excessive security by police and Japan Coast Guard

Nago city council protests against excessive security by police and Japan Coast Guard

January 30, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nago city council passed a written opinion of protest against excessive security by Okinawa Prefectural Police and Japan Coast Guard, at its extraordinary meeting held on January 29. The council approved it by a majority (in favor 15, opposite 10, absent 1). There are injured people among citizens protesting against construction work for the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to Henoko, Nago.

The written opinion argues;...

 

Coast Guard officer takes excessive action against female citizen: Japanese government cites safety measurement

Coast Guard officer takes excessive action against female citizen: Japanese government cites safety measurement

January 31, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty-one-year-old female filmmaker Asako Kageyama was on a ship protesting against the plan to build an alternative base in Henoko, Nago, for Ginowan-based U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma. A coast guard officer took excessive action against her by putting...

Doubt cast on committee by Defense Bureau for environmental protection of Henoko relocation

January 29, 2015 Kyoko Ishii and Yuri Shimizu of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Environmental Oversight Committee was set up by the Okinawa Defense Bureau to carry out environmental protection measures to mitigate the impact of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago. Some...

Largest coral clump in Japan discovered in Nagura Bay

Largest coral clump in Japan discovered in Nagura Bay

January 22, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Environment Ishigaki Nature Conservation Office and the Yaeyama Diving Association announced on January 21 that a colony of Pavona clavus coral, which was discovered in Nagura Bay on the western region of Ishigaki Island, is the largest clump of...

Ryukyuan ritual Momoso-omono-mairi reenacted in Shuri Castle Park

Ryukyuan ritual <em>Momoso-omono-mairi</em> reenacted in Shuri Castle Park

January 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, the Okinawa Memorial Park recreated the Momoso–mono-mairi, one of the traditional rituals that used to be performed at Shuri Castle six times a year during the Ryukyu Kingdom period.

The ritual involves noro or female...

7,000 citizens form human chain in Tokyo to protest against new US base in Henoko

7,000 citizens form human chain in Tokyo to protest against new US base in Henoko

January 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, in Tokyo, about 7,000 people, including scholars, members of citizen groups, and people from Okinawa, formed a human chain around the Diet building to oppose a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. The protesters successfully completed the human chain...

Hewlett-Packard Vice President meets Okinawa Governor, with eye on Okinawa for business expansion in Asia

Hewlett-Packard Vice President meets Okinawa Governor, with eye on Okinawa for business expansion in Asia

January 23, 2015

On January 22, Vice President Tom Norton of the Hewlett-Packard Company U.S. Headquarters (HP) made a courtesy call on Governor Takeshi Onaga at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office. Vice President Norton expressed interest in finding ways to utilize international submarine...

Diet, prefecture, city, town and village assembly members sit-in protest against new US base in Henoko

Diet, prefecture, city, town and village assembly members sit-in protest against new US base in Henoko

January 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 24, more than 100 members of Diet, prefecture, city town and village assemblies took part in a sit-in protest in front of Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago. The governments of Japan and the United States are pushing forward the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps...

Dozens of tons of concrete blocks introduced in Henoko: Okinawa Defense Bureau forcing through new base construction

Dozens of tons of concrete blocks introduced in Henoko: Okinawa Defense Bureau forcing through new base construction

January 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

In relation to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station relocation to Henoko in Nago City, a total of seven ships, including a large crane ship, have arrived at Oura Bay on January 27. The Okinawa Defense Bureau used a large crane ship to start the task of installing...

Island-Wide Council to appeal to the United Nations, working with the Okinawa prefectural government

January 14, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 13, Director Yoshikazu Tamaki of the “Island-Wide Council for Leading to the Future and Realizing the Okinawa Statement” has announced an international strategy at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Building. Among the plans...

The first Megamouth Shark fossil to be found in Asia has been unearthed in Okinawa

The first Megamouth Shark fossil to be found in Asia has been unearthed in Okinawa

January 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawan researchers have unearthed the fossilized tooth of a megamouth shark on the east coast of the southern island prefecture. There are few fossil specimens of the shark worldwide. Fossilized remains of the shark had only been found in North America and Europe...