Archive for November, 2012

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Another American soldier arrested on charges of trespassing

Another American soldier arrested on charges of trespassing

November 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 18, the Naha Police arrested a 24 year-old U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, who is based at Futenma Air Station, on suspicion of trespassing in a room of a building in Makishi, Naha. According to the police, the suspect denied the charges, claiming that a Japanese woman he met at a club told him to take a rest there. No particular damage resulting in injury has been reported. The police are investigating the suspect with regard to his motivation...

 

Internationally Local & Company to build new vegetable growing facility

Internationally Local & Company to build new vegetable growing facility

November 11, 2012 Maki Nagamine of Ryukyu Shimpo

Before the end of this fiscal year, Internationally Local & Company (InLo&Co), which operates a vegetable growing facility in which the temperature and levels of light are strictly controlled, will build a new facility in Itoman. The...

Ishigaki beef hamburger wins third consecutive title in C-1 Chatan Gourmet Battle

Ishigaki beef hamburger wins third consecutive title in C-1 Chatan Gourmet Battle

November 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 11, the final of the 3rd C-1 Chatan Gourmet Battle was held in the square in front of the Chatan Park Baseball Stadium. Sponsored by the Chatan Tourism Association and co-sponsored by Ryukyu Shimpo, 30 food and beverage stores and outlets located...

Six black-faced spoonbills rest in Tomigusuku

Six black-faced spoonbills rest in Tomigusuku

November 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of November 8, six black-faced spoonbills, birds classified as an endangered species in the Red Data Book of the Ministry of the Environment, rested their wings on a pond known as Sankaku-Ike in the Yone district of Tomigusuku. According to bird-watchers,...

U.S. military does not confirm if personnel abide by curfew

November 9, 2012 Kenyu Uchima of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 8, a spokesperson of the headquarters of the U.S. Forces Japan (UFJ) reported that the U.S. military does not currently confirm whether or not its personnel are abiding by a nighttime curfew. The UFJ has placed a curfew on all their...

Dalai Lama calls for century of peace

Dalai Lama calls for century of peace

November 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 11, at the Budokan in Naha, the supreme leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama gave a public talk on “The Strength to Overcome Difficulties and Talk to the Future Younger Generation.” It was attended by about 3500 people, including 645...

Nature tour held at Okuma River

Nature tour held at Okuma River

November 7, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 27 and 28, the Okuma River Protection Fund, a non-profit organization, held the fourth nature observation tour at Okuma River in Kunigami. The tour started in May this year and received support grants from the Okinawa Kaiho Bank Environment Fund. Fumiyasu...

Pikarya cookie launched

<em>Pikarya</em> cookie launched

November 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 1, the mascot character cookie called Pikarya, designed to look like the Iriomote yamaneko (wildcat), was launched. The town hopes that it will become a new souvenir.

Yuru-Kyara is an original mascot character used...

U.S.-Japan biennial joint-bilateral field training exercise starts on White Beach

U.S.-Japan biennial joint-bilateral field training exercise starts on White Beach

November 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, U.S.-Japan biennial joint-bilateral field training exercise involving the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) and United States military started in Okinawa. Eight naval vessels, including three U.S. ships such as the Bonhomme Richard, a Wasp-class...

Dalai Lama agrees that the current concentration of bases in Okinawa reflects discrimination

Dalai Lama agrees that the current concentration of bases in Okinawa reflects discrimination

November 13, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 12, in Okinawa, Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama suggested how the Okinawan people, who suffer under the heavy burden of U.S. military presence, could take action. The Dalai Lama stated that the Okinawan people are well-educated and know...

Okinawan Police will not arrest the U.S. serviceman who trespassed and assaulted a teenage boy in Yomitan

November 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kadena Police have identified a member of the U.S. military as the suspect in the case of trespassing and assault of a junior high school student in Yomitan on November 2. Police officers spoke to the 24 year-old man stationed at Kadena Air Base after he agreed...

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