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Japanese government deports activists attempting to land on Senkaku Islands

Japanese government deports activists attempting to land on Senkaku Islands

August 17, 2012 Compiled from reports in Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of August 15, a ship carried seven Hong Kong-based activists to the Senkaku Islands (of the Diaoyu Islands in Chinese). Okinawa Prefectural Police and Coast Guard officials arrested all 14 people involved, including those who landed on the islands on charges of violating Japanese immigration law. The last time that Japanese authorities arrested foreign activists for landing on the disputed islands was eight years ago...

 

Citizen group protests assault by U.S. Marine

August 19 & 21, 2012 Compiled from reports in Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 18, police arrested a 21 year-old U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Butler, on suspicion of assaulting a woman in Naha. A police spokesperson said that the victim needed a week to recover from the head injury that she suffered...

Cat helps deliver newspapers

Cat helps deliver newspapers

August 18, 2012 Masaaki Umeda of Ryukyu Shimpo

A cat that helps a newspaper delivery woman has gained popularity among local residents. One year-old Fuku belongs to Hiroko Ikei, a newspaper delivery worker at the Nesabu office of the Ryukyu Shimpo in Tomigusuku. Last December, Ikei came across...

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