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JASDF F-15s moved to Naha Airport from Hyakuri Air Station

JASDF F-15s moved to Naha Airport from Hyakuri Air Station

August 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eleven F-15s fighter planes and one T-4 training aircraft of the Hyakuri Air Base (Ibaraki Prefecture) of Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) arrived at Naha Air Base on August 24 on a temporary transfer to carry out training.

The fighter squadron will be stationed in Okinawa for about one month. Local residents are concerned that noise pollution will be increased during this period by about 1.8 times the normal level in and around the base.

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Okinawa Soba Development and Heritage Association Established

Okinawa Soba Development and Heritage Association Established

August 23, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Owners of Okinawa soba restaurants have established the Okinawa Soba Development and Heritage Association in order to promote Okinawa soba (a type of noodle-soup eaten in Okinawa). On August 22, the restaurant owners, who plan to cooperate through exchange and...

Peru Okinawa Kenjin-Kai celebrates 100th anniversary with the Deputy Governor in attendance

Peru Okinawa <em>Kenjin-Kai</em> celebrates 100th anniversary with the Deputy Governor in attendance

August 22, 2011 Hisao Miyagi reporter of Ryukyu Shimpo, in Lima City

On August 20, the Peru Okinawa Kenjin-Kai held a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of its foundation at the Okinawa Kenjin-Kai Hall, in Lima City, Peru, with approximately 250 people of Okinawan origin...

OPG’s airfreight container project for Okinawan products to five Asian cities does well

OPG’s airfreight container project for Okinawan products to five Asian cities does well

August 24, 2011 Sakae Toiyama, reporter of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has launched a project hiring room in air cargo containers to carry Okinawan products from Naha Airport to five Asian cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai. Designed to expand overseas sales...

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