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U.S. Marines conduct Osprey night flying training in violation of noise-prevention agreement

U.S. Marines conduct Osprey night flying training in violation of noise-prevention agreement

October 31, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 30, the U.S. Marines in Okinawa conducted night flying training for two MV-22s from Futenma Air Station. The two Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft flew back to the base after 10:00pm. The noise-prevention agreement reached between the U.S. and Japanese governments stipulates that the Marines are not to fly the aircraft after 10:00pm. With this training exercise, the U.S. military have effectively torn up the agreement just...

 

Malaysian developer to invest 60 billion yen to build resorts in Kin

Malaysian developer to invest 60 billion yen to build resorts in Kin

October 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 22, at the Kin Municipal Office, Mayor Tsuyoshi Gibu and Tan Chee Sing, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Dijaya Land Development, a Malaysian major property development company, announced that they have signed a contract to build hotels in the former...

Magnificent Ryukyu Dynasty-style Royal Procession in Kokusai Street

Magnificent Ryukyu Dynasty-style Royal Procession in Kokusai Street

October 29, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 28, the third day of the Shurijo Castle Festival commemorating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Shurijo Castle Park, a Ryukyu Dynasty-style Royal procession was held in Kokusai Street in Naha. The festival was organized by the event’s executive...

Softbank Hawks win the right to negotiate with Higashihama

Softbank Hawks win the right to negotiate with Higashihama

October 26, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 25, in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) draft, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks have won the right to negotiate with Nao Higashihama, who is now a player at Asia University but is originally from Okinawa Shogaku High School. Higashihama is a right-handed...

Member of U.S. military involved in home invasion and assault of a junior high school student

Member of U.S. military involved in home invasion and assault of a junior high school student

November 3, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

At around 1:00am on November 2, the Kadena Police Station received an emergency call from a bar in the Furugen district of Yomitan to the effect that a member of the U.S. military was drunk and causing a disturbance. The man was found by the police after he had...

Second A-lunch Championship held in Okinawa City

Second A-lunch Championship held in Okinawa City

October 29, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The second Koza A-lunch Competition was held at the Koza Sports Park in Okinawa City over the two days of October 27 and 28.
According to the organizer, about 20000 people visited the event.
A total of 21 restaurants from throughout the prefecture...

Karate and traditional martial arts symposium held in Naha

Karate and traditional martial arts symposium held in Naha

October 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 20, the Naha Karate Association (NKA) and Naha Municipal Government held a symposium entitled “Naha, Home of Karate and Traditional Martial Arts 2012” at Palette Civic Theater in Naha. They recommended that karate be expanded globally and suggested...

Kitanakagusuku pupils receive e-learning ESL from an American university

Kitanakagusuku pupils receive e-learning ESL from an American university

October 26, 2012, Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 22, at the Kitanakagusuku Central Community Center, the opening ceremony for the distance e-learning English as a Second Language program was held. Pupils will be taking an intensive English language program taught by teachers of the Washington State...

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