「琉球人のご先祖の遺骨返還を」訴訟 Proceedings for returning the human remains of Ryukyu ancestors

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現在の沖縄県には、琉球人という先住民族が居住しており、死者はその地の墓に弔われてきました。しかし、1929年、京都帝国大学の金関丈夫氏らは、遺族の許可なく墓を荒らし、遺骨は研究目的のため持ち去られました。この遺骨は現在も、沖縄県教育庁に保管されています。沖縄県教育庁は遺骨の返還を求める声に耳を貸しません。そこで、63体の遺骨が返還され、子孫らによって祭祀されるために提起されたのが本訴訟です。 The human remains of Ryukyu peoples are now illegally stored by the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education. This proceeding is for the purpose of returning 63 human remains to the original tomb.


Flyer for the 6th Oral Argument on February 14

2023/2/13 11:27

Flyer for the 6th Oral Argument on February 14


Debriefing meeting after the 3rd Oral Argument

2022/8/22 11:39


On August 18, an oral argument was held at the Naha District Court regarding a lawsuit seeking information disclosure against the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education. In the park in front of the court, Mr. Miyake reported on the trial and exchanged opinions. Participants expressed anger at the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education's stance and system for disclosing information on Ryukyuan remains that were even sloppy and embarrassing compared to Kyoto University's.


August 19, 2022 Okinawa Times article

2022/8/22 11:30


An article about this lawsuit was published in the Okinawa Times on August 19, 2022.


Article of "Okinawa Times" on June 17, 2022

2022/6/27 19:00


An article about the information disclosure request proceedings against the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education held at the Naha District Court on June 16, 2022 was published in the "Okinawa Times" newspaper.


Report meeting after the first oral argument held on April 28, 2022

2022/6/4 11:10

三宅 俊司

4月28日 の16:50  · 







Shunji Miyake

April 28, 16:50 ·

It was the first trial to request information disclosure regarding official documents in the state of "Noribento, etc."

What is Okinawa Prefecture scared of?

We filed a resident audit request that it was unreasonable to store the "remains" in the Buried Cultural Center as a research target, but if the amount for research and storage is not specified, we will repeat the payment in advance.

Then, when I asked to clarify the stored items and research funds, I refused to disclose the information.

We also hide information so that citizens are prevented from revealing the prefecture's injustice by requesting an audit.

A trial begins, asking for information disclosure.


Progress of filing

2021/9/10 7:28



We are currently preparing to file a lawsuit with the Naha District Court. We will report as soon as the complaint is filed.

We look forward to your continued support.

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