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Ex-senior MOFA official: Reduce Okinawa’s burden in the context of Japan’s security role

Interview with Hitoshi Tanaka, chairman of the Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute and former deputy minister of foreign affairs, by Kaori Onaka.

SECURITY > Okinawa

Gist of Governor’s message for Okinawa Memorial Day

On this Okinawa Memorial Day, I offer my heartfelt condolences to all the people who lost their lives in the war.   Also, I sincerely hope for the peaceful repose of the souls of the victims of the Kumamoto Earthquakes and a speedy recovery for the affected regions.   Okinawa was the site of a fierce ground battle at the….Read more

  • June 23, 2016
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Suga urges Okinawa to file suit again within one week over Henoko relocation

In connection with the Central and Local Government Dispute Management Council’s avoidance of making a judgment on the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (Ginowan City in Okinawa Prefecture), Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference on June 21: “There is one week left until the deadline. I think Okinawa will take action during….Read more

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No official meeting of governor and prime minister after Okinawa memorial ceremony

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not have an official meeting when Abe visits the prefecture to attend the annual memorial ceremony for Okinawa’s war dead held on June 23. Instead, the governor will go to Naha Airport to see the prime minister off as he did last year.   Last year, Onaga and Abe talked….Read more

  • June 23, 2016
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Governor to cite murder case in Okinawa Memorial Day message

This morning’s Okinawa Times wrote in a front-page article that Okinawa Governor Onaga has decided to mention in his Okinawa Memorial Day peace declaration on June 23 the recent murder of a local woman over which a U.S. base worker has been arrested. The governor will apparently try to appeal directly to Japanese and U.S. officials attending the ceremony. According….Read more

  • June 22, 2016
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Okinawa dezoning and reutilization council lodges protests against recent incident

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, who serves as chairman of Council for Promotion of Dezoning and Reutilization of Military Land in Okinawa, and six other members of the council travelled to Tokyo on Tuesday to protest the recent incident in which an Okinawa woman was assaulted and murdered by a U.S. base worker. The council is made up of leaders of….Read more

  • June 22, 2016
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Okinawa governor requests SOFA revision

Mainichi wrote that during a meeting on June 21 with Defense Minister Nakatani, Okinawa Governor Onaga called for SOFA revision and major consolidation and reduction of the U.S. forces in Okinawa, including the Marines. Nakatani explained that the GOJ plans to accelerate consultations with the U.S. on the possibility of reviewing the SOFA status of base contractors. Onaga also held….Read more

  • June 22, 2016
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SECURITY > Okinawa

No exit in sight for GOJ-Okinawa rift over Futenma

Nikkei wrote that there is no exit in sight to the stalemate between the GOJ and the Okinawa Prefecture over FRF construction at Henoko. Tokyo is worried that the prefecture is trying to intentionally delay the settlement of the issue, as Governor Onaga expressed his intention not to file a new lawsuit for the time being in line with the….Read more

  • June 22, 2016
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SECURITY > Okinawa

Henoko relocation to be the key issue in Okinawa in Upper House election

The popular will on building a new military base in Henoko, Nago City, as a consequence of the return of the Futenma Air Station, will be the key issue in the Okinawa electoral district in the House of Councillors election. This will also be an election for the voters to pronounce a verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s management of….Read more

  • June 22, 2016
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Abe to attend Okinawa memorial ceremony

Asahi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga stated at a press briefing on June 21 that Prime Minister Abe will attend the annual memorial ceremony for the war dead that will be held in Okinawa on June 23. Suga said the premier does not plan to meet with Governor Onaga during his trip to Okinawa.  

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