Tag - hiroji-yamashiro



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2018
High court upholds suspended sentence for Okinawa activist Hiroji Yamashiro for offenses during anti-U.S. base protests
A high court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that found a prominent anti-U.S. military base activist in Okinawa guilty of several criminal offenses committed during protests in the island prefecture.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2017
Okinawa base activist describes five months of alleged Japanese oppression to U.N. rights council
A prominent Okinawan activist told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday that the Japanese government has committed "clear human rights violations" against those opposed to the relocation plan for U.S. Marine Corps Air Base Futenma.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2017
Okinawa 'prisoner of conscience' to address U.N. about perceived abuses
Hiroji Yamashiro recounts six harsh months of POW-like detention he survived after being singled out for simple acts of civil disobedience recently in Okinawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2017
Okinawan anti-base protest leader pleads not guilty to obstruction and assault charges
A prominent activist in Okinawa pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of forcible obstruction of a business and assault in connection with his opposition to U.S. bases in the prefecture.
Mar 11, 2017
Japan rights group, at U.N. meeting in Geneva, calls for release of Okinawa activist
A Japanese human rights group Friday called for the immediate release of an activist detained for nearly five months in connection with his opposition to U.S. bases in Okinawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 23, 2017
Supreme Court denies bail to leading anti-base activist in Okinawa; government accused of oppression
The Supreme Court has denied bail to a prominent anti-U.S. base activist in Okinawa despite repeated calls for his release from human rights organizations and civic groups who deem his arrest political oppression.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 11, 2016
The peacemakers of Okinawa
Sixty years ago this week, the U.S. government released the controversial Price Report, triggering mass protests on Okinawa that gave birth to leaders who, while renowned in the prefecture, remain little known outside it
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2015
Okinawa's story told differently in Tokyo
Last week, at the end of a report on the TBS newsmagazine show "Hodo Tokushu" about protests against the proposed U.S. Marine Corps base at Henoko in Okinawa, the show's host mentioned that in response to charges from local press that it had violently repelled sea-borne demonstrators, the Japan Coast...


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