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Aircraft part falls from a Kadena F-15 for the fourth time this year

October 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

During flight training on October 14, an F-15 fighter jet belonging to U.S. Air Force Kadena Base lost one of the engine parts, weighing 399 grams and 12.7 cm x 30.48 cm in diameter . According to the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), it is not yet known from which part of the aircraft the part came off. There have been no reports of damage such as injuries. It is the fourth incident of its kind, in which F-15 parts or components fall off, this year....

 

Buddhist monks and U.S.veterans take part in protest march against the construction of a new U.S. military base in Henoko and helipads in Takae

Buddhist monks and U.S.veterans take part in protest march against the construction of a new U.S. military base in Henoko and helipads in Takae

October 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 20 in front of the Naha City Office, about 20 people, including Buddhist monks of Nipponzan Myohonji and former U.S. military servicemen, held a departing ceremony for the “2014 Okinawa Peace Memorial March”. The march around the island is an...

Okinawan Keiko Tsuji crowned Miss Japan, aiming for Miss Universe

Okinawan Keiko Tsuji crowned Miss Japan, aiming for Miss Universe

October 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Twenty-one-year-old student Keiko Tsuji, who is from Nago and was chosen to represent Japan at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, visited the Ryukyu Shimpo Office on October 23. Tsuji expressed her goals for the contest which will be held in Miami, Florida next January....

Record 658,700 tourists visit Okinawa in September

Record 658,700 tourists visit Okinawa in September

October 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 20, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) announced a new monthly record for tourist visitation numbers in Okinawa. A total of 658,700 people visited Okinawa in September. This is the 24th consecutive month in which the previous year’s figures...

Okinawa Soba Day

Okinawa Soba Day

October 17, 2014 Ryuyu Shimpo

October 17 is Okinawa Soba Day. On October 16, at Okinawa Soba restaurant Kenpa No Subaya in the Omoromachi district of Naha, many businessmen and tourists came to taste the hot noodle with a broth made from bonito flakes.

Mikio Teruya who came with his...

Reddish-brown moon appears in clouds during total eclipse

Reddish-brown moon appears in clouds during total eclipse

October 9, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 8, a total lunar eclipse was observed in various locations around Okinawa. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth is aligned with and comes in between the moon and the sun. The red light from the sun is deflected through the earth’s atmosphere, illuminating...

Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revived

Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revived

October 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 19, the 2nd Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade (Usanchii), one of the King’s annual events during the Ryukyu Dynasty, was held in Ginowan City and at Shurijo Castle in Naha. Along with the King and Queen, 115 citizens who dressed up as sanshikan,...

Fund-raising campaign for cardiomyopathy boy reaches target

Fund-raising campaign for cardiomyopathy boy reaches target

October 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 16, a fund-raising campaign for 12-year-old Rai Matsushima, who is suffering from cardiomyopathy after myocarditis, exceeded its goal of 215 million yen. Rai was told he could only receive heart transplant surgery at a hospital in the United States....

HUOA seeks donations for the construction of Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

HUOA seeks donations for the construction of Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

October 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 15, President Chris Mamoru Shimabukuro of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA), which has been visiting Okinawa from October 7 for an ancestral home study tour, visited the Ryukyu Shimpo building. The HUOA carries out tours every year. This...

Nago City Assembly asks the U.S. and Japanese governments to stop the construction of a new base in Henoko

October 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are building a new base in the Henoko district of Nago for replacement of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, for which they began marine boring investigations in August. A majority of the Nago City Assembly members resolved...

Agricultural damage from typhoon Vongfong reaches 865 million yen

October 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 14, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced that the damages to the agricultural and fishery industries from typhoon No.19 Vongfong reached 864,840,000 yen. Twenty-six people were injured, including three serious cases.

There were ten residential...