Archive for March, 2012

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University of the Ryukyus Hospital to cooperate with Chinese hospital in medical exchange and tourism

March 20, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 19, in a briefing session of the 2011 fiscal year held at the Okinawa Industry Support Center in Naha the Bankoku-Iryo-Shinryo Council reported that the University of the Ryukyus Hospital has arranged to conclude an agreement with the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, the biggest national hospital in China. The agreement is designed to promote exchange of technology and human resources. The council aims to boost medical exchange between the...

 

Ignoring residents’ requests to desist, military aircraft make noise during a graduation ceremony in Kadena

March 20, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From March 1, the Kadena Air Base north runway, which had been the focus of construction work, became operational again, causing further aircraft noise for the neighborhood. In the closest district to the north runway, at a place called Yara in Kadena Town, a noise...

Tinsagunu hana decided upon as Okinawa’s favorite song

<em>Tinsagunu hana</em> decided upon as Okinawa’s favorite song

March 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese sovereignty, Okinawa decided upon Tinsagunu hana as the prefecture’s favorite song. Singer Erika Sunakawa and Daiichi Hirata, the director general of Department of Culture, Tourism,...

Ryukyuan Awamori lecture starts at Ching Yun University in Taiwan

March 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From March 9, a Ryukyuan Awamori lecture offered by the Awamori Meister Association started at the Ching Yun University in Taiwan.
On March 15, at the Ryukyu Shimpo office, Katsunobu Shingaki, the chairperson of the association, explained, saying, “In the...

One hundred people currently living in temporary housing in Fukushima arrive in Okinawa

One hundred people currently living in temporary housing in Fukushima arrive in Okinawa

March 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon on March 15, 100 people arrived at Naha Airport on an invited tour for the elderly living in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Okinawa Prefectural Government, the Great East Japan Earthquake Support and Cooperation Council and...

Japanese government denies discriminating against the Okinawan people on the Futenma issue

March 15, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva has decided to send a letter to the Japanese government requesting an explanation of the situation regarding the plan to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago,...

U.S. Navy uses Ishigaki Airport despite local opposition

U.S. Navy uses Ishigaki Airport despite local opposition

March 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

An HH-60H helicopter and a C-12 fixed wing aircraft belonging to the U.S. naval forces in Japan, landed at Ishigaki Airport, a civilian facility, on March 13. Five military personnel transferred from the C-12 to the helicopter, and flew to a U.S. naval vessel. The...

Akiyoshi Ito’s Photograph Exhibition held in Paris to let people know about the beautiful ocean of Okinawa

Akiyoshi Ito's Photograph Exhibition held in Paris to let people know about the beautiful ocean of Okinawa

March 12, 2012 Yoko Oshiro correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Artist Akiyoshi Ito, who is famous for his underwater photography, is holding an exhibition in the Tropical Aquarium Porte Doree in Paris from February 2 to March 15. This is the second such exhibition to be held overseas, following...

Protest rally against Osprey deployment to be held in late June

March 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 13, Ginowan Municipal Office representatives met with the city’s five key entities to discuss the issue of the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and confirmed plans...

Black-faced spoonbill flies into the sky over Tomigusuku after having treatment

Black-faced spoonbill flies into the sky over Tomigusuku after having treatment

March 15, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 14, a black-faced spoonbill that had been entangled in fishing line recovered from its troubled situation flew into the sky over the Toyosaki mudflats, Tomigusuku. Two staff members of the Nature Conservation Section of the Okinawa Prefectural Government...

The Ministry of the Environment looks after a black-faced spoonbill

The Ministry of the Environment looks after a black-faced spoonbill

March 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the evening of March 11, a black-faced spoonbill that had been found with a fishing line wrapped around its beak on March 4 at the mud flats in the southern part of the main island, was taken into care.

From around 4:30pm that day, more than a dozen people...

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