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Okinawan leaders hand a petition to Prime Minister Abe requesting the easing of the base-hosting burden

Okinawan leaders hand a petition to Prime Minister Abe requesting the easing of the base-hosting burden

January 29, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 28, the mayors of the municipalities in Okinawa and representatives of the protest rally executive committee visited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence to give him a petition requesting that the U.S. and Japanese governments rescind the deployment of the Osprey aircraft and abandon the idea of relocating the facilities at Futenma Air Station somewhere within the prefecture. About 30 people, including Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga and Nago...

 

Rika Chinen achieves special-A grade in English Test

Rika Chinen achieves special-A grade in English Test

January 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 17, 19 year-old Rika Chinen from Okinawa Shogaku High School obtained the special-A grade, the highest grade of the United Nations Associations Test of English that requires skills to communicate freely at international conference level.

She...

[Editorial] Forcing U.S. bases on Okinawa – Desist from eroding the very roots of the nation

January 24, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

“While they may be modest, we sincerely wish to lead everyday lives that are safe and secure.” So reads the concluding passage of the resolution adopted on January 22 at the Naha citizens rally held to seek the withdrawal of the Osprey aircraft currently...

Welcome event for 15 professional baseball teams

Welcome event for 15 professional baseball teams

January 25, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 24, at Naha Airport, an event organized by the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Okinawa Sports Convention Promotion Association to welcome professional baseball teams to Okinawa was held ahead of their training camps.

This year...

Koza Night Tour popular

Koza Night Tour popular

January 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the evening of January 19, around Gate Street in downtown Koza, eight men from inside and outside of Okinawa participated in a night tour called “American Story in Koza.” Guided by Takahiro Kina from the Koza Information Center, they went around restaurants...

Okinawan leaders hold rally in Naha to request rescinding of Osprey deployment

Okinawan leaders hold rally in Naha to request rescinding of Osprey deployment

January 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon on January 22, Okinawan leaders held a rally at the Naha Civic Hall to request that the U.S. and Japanese governments rescind the deployment of the Osprey to Okinawa.

About 1300 people participated in the rally. They criticized the U.S....

Okinawa Flour Milling to expand business in Asia

Okinawa Flour Milling to expand business in Asia

January 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Flour Milling Co. is expanding its business in Asia for the first time. They will be selling a flour and brown sugar powder mix in Hong Kong and Taiwan this year. On January 16, CEO Ichiro Takeuchi said that he can see an end ahead for expansion...

Four thousand people at rally in Tokyo ask U.S. and Japanese governments to rescind Osprey deployment

Four thousand people at rally in Tokyo ask U.S. and Japanese governments to rescind Osprey deployment

January 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 27, the mayors or representatives of all 41 municipalities in Okinawa, the head of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly and representatives of the rally executive committee went to Tokyo to participate in the rally held at the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall....

U.S. Consul-General apologizes to Naha Mayor for crimes

U.S. Consul-General apologizes to Naha Mayor for crimes

January 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of January 16, at the Naha Municipal Office, the U.S. Consul-General in Okinawa Alfred R. Magleby met Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga in order to apologize for the series of crimes that U.S. servicemen committed at the end of last year.

The consul-general...

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