SECURITY > Okinawa

  • BOXES
  • LIST

POLITICS

Two Henoko district chiefs deny acceptance of relocation, contrary to gov’t’s claim

(Tokyo Shimbun: November 18, 2015 – p. 1)    By Akihiro Ikushima    Interviews with three district chiefs in Henoko who allegedly gave “conditional consent” to the plan to build a new military base in the coastal area of Henoko, Nago City, for the relocation of the Futenma Air Station (in Ginowan City, Okinawa) in exchange for economic development measures,….Read more

  • 2015-11-18 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
  • Translation

POLITICS

Building seawalls off Henoko to begin within year

(Sankei: November 17, 2015 – p. 2)    The Defense Ministry decided on Nov. 16 on a plan to begin building seawalls off Henoko in preparation for relocation there of the U.S. military’s Futenma base. The government already began on Oct. 29 onshore work such as the preparation of workshops at the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab. This is the….Read more

  • 2015-11-17 15:00:00
  • , Sankei
  • Translation

POLITICS

Editorial: What has become of human rights in Okinawa?

(Tokyo Shimbun: November 13, 2015 – p. 5)    Opponents to the construction of a new U.S. military base in Henoko, Nago City, continue to hold sit-ins. Some protesters have been injured or arrested as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) riot police join with other personnel in forcibly removing demonstrators. What has become of human rights in Okinawa?    Local….Read more

  • 2015-11-13 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
  • Translation

POLITICS

Expedite Futenma relocation/Okinawa Pref. Gov’t needs action plan

(Yomiuri: November 6, 2015 – p. 4)    Tetsuo Kotani, Senior Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs    The government should move forward with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station to Henoko in Nago City because this will lead to removing the danger of the airfield, which is the largest objective. A court battle with….Read more

  • 2015-11-06 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
  • Translation

POLITICS

Interview with Okinawa, Northern Territories affairs minister

(Kanagawa Shimbun: November 3, 2015 – p. 2)    Q: The government has started substitute execution procedures for the relocation of the U.S. forces’ Futenma Air Station (in Ginowan City, Okinawa) to Henoko in Nago City.    Minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Aiko Shimajiri: I will follow this issue closely. The worst scenario is for the Futenma base….Read more

POLITICS

Onaga represents those who control Okinawa, not the people

(Themis: November 2015 – p. 42-43)    Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga argues that his opposition to the relocation of a U.S. base facility to Henoko is the “consensus of the Okinawan people,” but the truth is that he is merely representing the interests of those who have long held the reins of power in the island prefecture.    A national….Read more

  • 2015-11-05 15:00:00
  • , Okinawa Times
  • Translation

POLITICS

LDP to set up Okinawa research institute headed by Shimajiri

(Tokyo Shimbun: November 4, 2015 – p. 6)    The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will set up an Okinawa research institute as early as the end of this month, sources disclosed. The institute will be called “Think Tank Okinawa” and it will be headed by Minister of State for Okinawa Aiko Shimajiri, a source connected to the LDP disclosed on….Read more

  • 2015-11-04 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
  • Translation

POLITICS

20 Okinawa mayors disapprove of TPP

(Okinawa Times: November 4, 2015—p. 1)    The Okinawa Times conducted a survey of Gov. Takeshi Onaga and the mayors of all 41 municipalities (cities, towns, and villages) in Okinawa Prefecture to ask what they think about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact agreement and the government’s explanations on it. The survey asked them whether they approve of the contents of….Read more

  • 2015-11-04 15:00:00
  • , Okinawa Times
  • Translation

POLITICS

Minister Shimajiri: Okinawa development and base issues should be kept separate

(Mainichi: October 29, 2015 – p. 5)    Interview with new Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories, and Science and Technology Policy Aiko Shimajiri (50)    Q: The confrontation between the national government and the Okinawa Prefectural Government is intensifying over the issue of the relocation of U.S. military Futenma Air Station (Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture).    Shimajiri:….Read more

  • 2015-10-29 15:00:00
  • , Mainichi
  • Translation

POLITICS

Gov’t informs local communities in Henoko of plan to offer direct subsidies

(Asahi: October 27, 2015 – p. 3)    The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited the representatives of three communities around Henoko to the Prime Minister’s Office on October 26 and conveyed that it will directly distribute expenses to revitalize the local economies. The move is aimed at winning the consent of the local communities without negotiating with the….Read more

  • 2015-10-27 15:00:00
  • , Asahi
  • Translation
  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan