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OKINAWA UPDATE/ Dec 22, 2016

OKINAWA UPDATE/ Dec. 22, 2016
What's going on in Okinawa...
#TAKAE: US-JP mil-con manipulate the "cerebration" of half-returning of the NTA. Check carefully the following news sources in details.
#HENOKO: Okinawa prefecture lost the court case.
#FreeProtesters: unusual long period incarceration of more than 65 days.
#OspreysOUT: one crashed down in Henoko, the other belly-landing in Futenma, and another class-A aircraft accident followed in Kadena.

Here are the English news sources to be read for the updating, and please scroll down to see the last section  [What you can do? ].

[From Ryukyu Shimpo]
 One of the local newspapers, which hold the abridged English translation version on the website. It catches up with some time gap from the original news in Japanese.
* This "Special Feature" released at the moment of the rape and murder case in May 2016 is still a good introduction on Okinawa for the english readers.

Takae residents request removal of Osprey to ODB in light of recent crash accident
December 20, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

Electronic extra edition: MV-22 Ospreys belonging to Futenma base resume full flight despite objections from Okinawa
December 19, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Onaga calls for removal of “defective” Osprey; government refuses to cancel land return ceremony
December 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nago Mayor demands withdrawal of US Marine MV-22 Osprey from Okinawa
December 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

US military sets up restricted area on beach to keep people away from Osprey wreckage
December 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Editorial: Osprey crash – US Marine Corps has no choice but to leave and land return ceremony should be canceled
December 15, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

US Marine MV-22 Osprey crashes off east coast of Nago, 2 of 5 crewmembers hurt
December 14, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

[Other Sources]
US Military Returns Land to Japan, but Okinawa Isn't Celebrating
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Jon Letman, Truthout | Report

U.S. Returns Some Okinawa Land to Japan, but Unease Endures
New York Times

Can Indigenous Okinawans Protect Their Land and Water From the US Military?
As construction finishes on six new helipads, demonstrations to remove the military are reaching a fever pitch.
By Lisa Torio
Nation, DECEMBER 20, 2016

U.S. return of Okinawa training area faces harsh criticism from local residents
Japan Times

[What you can do? Follow these examples of solidarity!]
Swift and important messages are released by the global supporters in English and Japanese, see Peace Philosophy Center web site.

Nothing to Celebrate: December 22 Partial Return of US Marine Corps Northern Training Area in Okinawa  (a statement by 22 international supporters of Okinawa's struggles against U.S. and Japanese militarism)

Again, There is Nothing to Celebrate on December 22  

Nago, Okinawa - We demand release of Yamashiro Hiroji and others from police detention!