Kyoto University to be sued over Ryukyu remains return
Descendants of a former dynasty in Okinawa Prefecture dating to the 15th century plan to sue Kyoto University to have remains of islanders taken by an anthropologist at the institution returned.
The lawsuit, expected to be filed at the Kyoto District Court on Dec. 4, would be a first in the nation over the repatriation of remains of the Ryukyuan people, according to a team of lawyers for the plaintiffs.
Ryukyuan lived in the Ryukyu Kingdom, covering current-day Okinawa Prefecture and the Amami island chain south of Kagoshima Prefecture.
LDOCEにはrepatriateで “to send someone back to their own country” や “to send profits or money you have earned back to your own country” と定義されています。稼いだお金などを自分の国に送る仕送りも含まれます。