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MCAS Futenma Relocation Issue

MCAS Futenma Relocation Issue

Fifteen years on since the Futenma agreement between US and Japan – “Level of risk to residents unchanged.”
April 12, 2011 by Teppei Ikeda, Ryukyu Shimpo.

Ginowan City – 15 years have passed since Japan and the United States agreed that the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma would be returned to Okinawa in 2006. During that period, on August 13, 2004, a U.S. military helicopter crashed into a building at Okinawa International University.

The...

 

Cornerstone of Peace Memorial: Seimei Festival to pray for war dead

Cornerstone of Peace Memorial: Seimei Festival to pray for war dead

April 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 9, during the Seimei Festival, in which Okinawan people hold a memorial service for their ancestors, the fourth Cornerstone of Peace Memorial Seimei Festival for the souls of war dead whose names are engraved on the marble tablets at Mabuni was held at...

Okinawa AMICUS International School opens

Okinawa AMICUS International School opens

April 7, 2010 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa AMICUS International School (AMICUS) was opened in Enobi, Uruma-City, Okinawa on April 7.

AMICUS will accept children of researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), which is scheduled to open in the 2012 academic year....

Japan Earthquake Long journey to recover from such a devastating catastrophe

Japan Earthquake Long journey to recover from such a devastating catastrophe

April 4, 2011, by Hideki Matsudo, staff writer of Ryukyu Shimpo, in Miyagi Prefecture

The catastrophe in northeastern Japan has inflicted the worst damage on the country since the end of World War II. Now scarred by the earthquake and tsunami, Miyagi Prefecture is home to many people from Okinawa....

“Miyu will be back with a cheerful smile on her face” Waiting in the United States for a heart transplant

“Miyu will be back with a cheerful smile on her face” Waiting in the United States for a heart transplant

April 6 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo.

Miyu Kaname, a 13 year-old girl attending Kamimori Junior High School in Urasoe City in Okinawa, is afflicted with restrictive cardiomyopathy, for which the only treatment is a heart transplant. After arriving in the United States at around 1:15 am Japanese time...

Review of school textbooks – greater transparency needed

April 4, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has announced the results of screening of junior high school history textbooks to be used from the 2012 academic year. However, doubts remain as to whether the content adequately covers the...

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