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Former chief analyst states that the MV-22 has a very serious issue in terms of safety

Former chief analyst states that the MV-22 has a very serious issue in terms of safety

May 28, 2012 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On May 27, former chief analyst Arthur Rex Rivolo, who testified before the House of Representatives in June 2009 on the inability of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to safely autorotate, responded to a request from the Ryukyu Shimpo for an interview. With regard to the planned deployment to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, the former chief analyst said, “In a combat operation...

 

Okinawa Kizuna Declaration

Okinawa Kizuna Declaration

May 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 6th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM6), which was held at the Bankoku Shinryokan resort in Nago, came to a close on May 26. Leaders from 16 Pacific island countries who participated in PALM6 released a joint document named the Okinawa Kizuna Declaration,...

One of the largest wartime shelters discovered in northern Okinawa found in Motobu

One of the largest wartime shelters discovered in northern Okinawa found in Motobu

May 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

A dug-out shelter that would seem to have been built by the Imperial Japanese
Army (IJA) has been found in the hills of the Kenken district of Motobu. It is about 30 meters long, up to about two meters high and is one meter wide, and is probably one of the largest...

Yonner Food offers cooking experience course as a new tourism plan

Yonner Food offers cooking experience course as a new tourism plan

May 27, 2012 Takumi Takimoto of Ryukyu Shimpo

Yonner Food, a cooking school in Naha, has set up a cooking experience course as a new type of tour in which participants buy the required ingredients at the Makishi Public Market in Naha and then make Ryukyuan cuisine at the cooking school. The...

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