Archive for December, 2012

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Peace Boat and Korean environmental foundation co-host a tour concerning U.S. military base issues in Okinawa

Peace Boat and Korean environmental foundation co-host a tour concerning U.S. military base issues in Okinawa

December 13, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization the Peace Boat and a Korean environmental foundation co-hosted a tour designed to consider the burden on Okinawa of hosting U.S. forces in the prefecture. About 300 participants from outside of Okinawa, and from Korea, separated into six groups and looked at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and the Henoko district of Nago where the U.S. and Japanese governments plan to construct...

 

Historical play – “Surrender of Shuri Castle”

Historical play - “Surrender of Shuri Castle”

December 3, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 2, at the Naha City Hall, the Ryukyuan historical play “Surrender of the Shuri Castle,” which depicts the annexation of the Ryukyu Kingdom by the Meiji government, was performed. According to the Okinawa Actors’ Association, this play had...

Newspaper Cafe opens

Newspaper Cafe opens

December 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The non-profit organization Okinawa Senior Association has started a community cafe called Ji & Ba in Asato district of Naha in which the participants promote exchange activities in the local community through their own projects. On December 4, the association...

University of the Ryukyus Hospital marks 10 years of support activities in Laos

University of the Ryukyus Hospital marks 10 years of support activities in Laos

December 15, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

This year marks ten years for the University of the Ryukyus Hospital since it began to teach practical guidance and knowledge of digestive endoscopy in Laos in January 2002. Fukunori Kinjo and Nagisa Kinjo, doctors of the Department of Endoscopy, University of...

Afforestation project for Shuri Castle starts in Higashi-son

Afforestation project for Shuri Castle starts in Higashi-son

December 5, 2012, Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 30, in the national forest in Taira, Higashi-son the Shuri Castle Forest Development Council, which has been carrying out an afforestation project, planted 300 inumaki (Podocarpus macrophyllus) trees to use in restoring the castle to its...

Citizen group discusses methods of resistance on the Futenma gate blockade action

Citizen group discusses methods of resistance on the Futenma gate blockade action

December 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 8, at Okinawa International University in Ginowan members of the citizens’ group “Occupy Futenma” held a symposium entitled “Thinking about the September 30 Futenma Air Station gate blockade action.” Looking back at the protest action...

Movie featuring the U.S. military aircraft crash onto Miyamori Elementary School screened

Movie featuring the U.S. military aircraft crash onto Miyamori Elementary School screened

December 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 8, Himawari, a movie about the incident in which a U.S. F-100 fighter from Kadena Air Base crashed onto Miyamori Elementary School in Ishikawa, killing 18 pupils on June 30, 1959, premiered in packed theaters in Uruma and Naha. The people...

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau sets up Okinawa booth at business expos in Spain and Taiwan

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau sets up Okinawa booth at business expos in Spain and Taiwan

December 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau participated in the Europe Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibitions (EIBTM) 2012, a type of business expo known as MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, Exhibition) held from November 27 to 29 in Barcelona....

Kedashiro suggests that the Senkaku Islands dispute should be resolved with Okinawan involvement

Kedashiro suggests that the Senkaku Islands dispute should be resolved with Okinawan involvement

December 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 5, a seminar entitled “The Senkaku Islands dispute and Okinawa” was held by the Okinawa Human Rights Association in the Yashio-So in Naha. Yotake Kedashiro, chair of the Senkaku Islands Missing-War-Bereaved Association, and Kenichi Uezato, emeritus...

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa sue the government

December 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Civilians and bereaved families who were victims in the Battle of Okinawa have sued the government, seeking an apology and damages of 11 million yen per person. This group lawsuit is referred to as the Nuchi-do-Takara court-case, which in the Okinawan dialect...

Children of people who migrated overseas from Nishihara boast that their roots are in Okinawa

Children of people who migrated overseas from Nishihara boast that their roots are in Okinawa

December 7, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 4, the graduation ceremony of the 2012 Training Program for students who are children of people who emigrated from Nishihara was held at the Nishihara Chamber of Commerce. This program aims to promote international cultural exchange by accepting the...

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