Archive for November, 2011

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Number of refugees from Fukushima to Okinawa on the rise

Number of refugees from Fukushima to Okinawa on the rise

November 11, 2011 Kiyoshi Ujiie of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The number of evacuees coming to Okinawa from Fukushima Prefecture is still growing despite eight months having passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. According to the Prefectural Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Division, an average of 50 people per month have taken refuge in Okinawa from Fukushima since this June, when they began to compile statistical data on the number of evacuees by prefecture. Yasushi Ohama, a deputy...

 

Miyu returns home with a smile after being away for seven months with her heart transplant operation

Miyu returns home with a smile after being away for seven months with her heart transplant operation

November 9, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 8, 13 year-old Miyu Kaname, a 2nd grade student of Kamimori Junior High School in Urasoe, arrived at Narita Airport with her family after having been away from Japan for seven months. Diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, she underwent a heart...

Nago mayor prepared to go on his own visit to the United States in January

Nago mayor prepared to go on his own visit to the United States in January

November 8, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a routine press conference held on November 7, with regard to making a direct request to the United States Government to relocate the Marine Corps Futenma Air Station outside of the prefecture, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine said, “If I cannot visit the United...

Specialist explains post-traumatic stress disorder from the Battle of Okinawa

Specialist explains post-traumatic stress disorder from the Battle of Okinawa

November 6, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, at the Mawashi branch of JA-Okinawa in Naha, a public lecture entitled “Following mental trauma from the Battle of Okinawa” was held by the Society for Research on Mental Health in the Battle of Okinawa. Ryoji Aritsuka, a doctor of psychosomatic...

Relocation of U.S. Marines in Okinawa to the United States is the logical option

November 7, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Two American researchers, Mike Mochizuki and Michael O’Hanlon, have contributed an article to the website of CNN, America’s major cable news network, in which they advocate the relocation of the U.S. Marines in Okinawa to the United States.
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Article on CNN website advocates that U.S. Marines in Okinawa be moved to the United States

Article on CNN website advocates that U.S. Marines in Okinawa be moved to the United States

November 6, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

“Rethink U.S. military base plans for Japan,” an article co-written by Mike Mochizuki, professor at George Washington University specializing in U.S.-Japan relations and Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at Brookings specializing in U.S. security and defense...

Fuzhou and Naha celebrate the 30th anniversary of their friendship

Fuzhou and Naha celebrate the 30th anniversary of their friendship

November 5, 2011 Yukinao Chinen of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 4, the members of the “Wings for Friendship between Fuzhou and Naha” delegation led by Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga arrived in Fuzhou to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of a friendly-relationship between the two cities....

Inaugural A-lunch Championship held in Okinawa City.

Inaugural A-lunch Championship held in Okinawa City.

November 4, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 23, at the Koza Sports Park in Okinawa City, “The First Koza A-lunch Competition” (hosted by Okinawa City Restaurant Business Association) was held to select the most popular “A-lunch,” a typical lunch menu in Okinawan restaurants. Eight...

Number of accidents involving Okinawa rail and Ryukyu long-haired rats reaches a record-high

Number of accidents involving Okinawa rail and Ryukyu long-haired rats reaches a record-high

November 3, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 2, the Ministry of the Environment’s Naha Nature Conservation Office announced numbers confirmed at the end of November 1 for accidents on roads involving Yanbarukuina or Okinawa rails and Ryukyu long-haired rats. The figures released represent...

Koshiki Gyoretsu held at Shurijo Castle Park

<em>Koshiki Gyoretsu</em> held at Shurijo Castle Park

November 4, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 3, at Shurijo Castle Park and on a nearby road in Naha, the 46th Ryukyu Kingdom Festival was held by Shuri Promotion Association. Many people turned out to see this year’s Koshiki Gyoretsu (Traditional Procession).

The Koshiki...

Orion Breweries Ltd. achieves twice its sales goal in Hong Kong within six months

Orion Breweries Ltd. achieves twice its sales goal in Hong Kong within six months

November 3, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Orion Breweries Ltd., (Urasoe City, President Yoshio Kadekaru) had sold 6250 cases (52.2 kiloliters) of 350ml canned Orion draft beer in Hong Kong as of September 2011. These figures are more than twice the year’s sales target of 3000 cases and were achieved...

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