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Seventy-four Okinawa Rails have walked through their “pedestrian crossing tunnel” in Kunigami

Seventy-four Okinawa Rails have walked through their “pedestrian crossing tunnel” in Kunigami

September 21, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Bird crossing tunnels have been set up under Route 58 in Kunigami to protect the endangered Yambaru-kuina, or Okinawa rail, from being hit by cars. Some chicks are confirmed to have passed through the tunnels. Groups and organizations have been working to save the rails. One group took care of a rail that was hit by a car in August and recently released the bird after it recovered. Those involved in the groups urge drivers to be more careful about the birds....

 

Events for Aged People’s Day held around Okinawa

Events for Aged People's Day held around Okinawa

September 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 17, events for the Respect-for-the-Aged Day were held in all over Okinawa. On Ishigaki, five beauty therapists and manicurists visited Ohama One, a day-care facility, where they gave massages and provided finger-nail service to aged people for free....

Miyako Triathlon contributes 330 million yen to Okinawan economy

September 21 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 20, the Okigin Economic Institute estimated that the 28th All Japan Triathlon Miyakojima pumped about 330 million yen into the Okinawan economy, which increased in activity by 1.7 % over the previous year. The main effects on the economy were in the service,...

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