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Police determine object found at private house near Camp Hansen is part of bullet

Saturday’s Okinawa Times wrote that regarding the discovery of a bullet-like object at a private house in the Igei district of the town of Kin on July 7, the Okinawa Prefectural Police announced on Friday that its forensics laboratory has determined that the object is the core of a bullet. The lab said, however, that it is unknown whether the….Read more

  • July 30, 2022
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SECURITY > Okinawa

4 China gov’t ships enter Japanese waters around Senkakus

Naha, Okinawa Pref., July 29 (Jiji Press)–Four Chinese coast guard ships intruded into Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the southernmost Japan prefecture of Okinawa on Friday.     It was the first such incursion into Japanese waters around the isles since July 8.     The four Haijing ships crossed into the waters to the south of Uotsurijima in the Senkaku island group….Read more

  • July 29, 2022
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SECURITY

Chinese frigate stays near Senkakus for about a week: gov’t sources

Several sources close the government disclosed on July 30 that a Chinese naval frigate that entered Japan’s contiguous zone off the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture on July 4 continued to stay in the waters around the islets for about a week. Chinese warships have sailed through the waters near the Senkakus in the past, but it is unusual for….Read more

  • July 31, 2022
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SECURITY > Okinawa

U.S. Marine arrested on DUI charges

Ryukyu Shimpo reported that the Ginowan police arrested on Thursday a U.S. Marine stationed at MCAS Futenma on charges of violating the Road Traffic Law by driving under the influence of alcohol. The paper said the suspect has denied the charges by saying he thought the alcohol had already left his system. The daily added that the suspect was driving….Read more

  • July 29, 2022
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POLITICS

Seiji Gettan column: JCP must work hard to find the truth about “stray bullet” incident

By Sugimoto Yasushi, editorial writer, political news department   I believe that the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) is a respectable party. I’m not kidding. I came to believe so when I was following a story in Ibaraki Prefecture as a junior reporter 20 some years ago.   I learned about a bribery incident that took place in a town in….Read more

  • July 29, 2022
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Three Okinawa gubernatorial candidates’ views on Henoko relocation plan

Ryukyu Shimpo carried a report on its interviews with Okinawa Governor Tamaki, former Ginowan Mayor Sakima, and former Lower House member Shimoji, who have all announced their candidacies for the upcoming Okinawa gubernatorial election. The paper said the three candidates have different views on the existing plan to relocate MCAS Futenma to Henoko, Nago. According to the paper, while Tamaki….Read more

  • July 28, 2022
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

U.S. airman sentenced to one-year imprisonment for causing injuries in car accident

On July 26, the Naha District Court (presiding judge Yasuhara Kazuomi) sentenced a senior airman affiliated with the U.S. Kadena Air Base to one-year imprisonment with a three-year suspended sentence, for violation of the Law on Punishment of Acts Causing Death or Injury to Others by Driving a Motor Vehicle (negligent driving causing injury). The defendant was reportedly turning right….Read more

  • July 27, 2022
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Shimoji announces his election campaign pledges

Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times reported that former Lower House member Shimoji Mikio, who intends to run in the Okinawa gubernatorial election on Sept. 11, announced on YouTube on Tuesday his campaign pledges in which he stressed the need to create “a new Okinawa” that does not rely on the central government. Ryukyu Shimpo highlighted his plan to turn MCAS….Read more

  • July 27, 2022
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Okinawa daily says U.S. military failed to notify community of plan for hangar at Kadena for three years

Ryukyu Shimpo front-paged a report claiming that it learned from the USFJ’s official website that the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa had decided by April 2019 to build a corrosion control hangar in the “Papa Loop” area at Kadena AB. Pointing out that the U.S. military did not notify the town of Kadena or other relevant parties of the plan….Read more

  • July 26, 2022
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Motegi visits Okinawa ahead of gubernatorial race

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Motegi Toshimitsu visited Naha City on July 22. He exchanged opinions separately with the LDP Okinawa chapter and local business leaders ahead of the Okinawa gubernatorial election, for which the official campaign period will start on Aug. 25 with the vote on Sept. 11. The LDP Okinawa chapter submitted to Motegi a petition to back….Read more

  • July 23, 2022
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