Archive for March, 2013

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ANA asks the OPG to build a maintenance base at Naha Airport

February 16, 2012 Teppei Ikeda of Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 15, All Nippon Airways (ANA) asked the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) to build a facility that maintains aircraft at Naha Airport.
According to those involved within the OPG, Japan Transocean Air (JTA), which has a maintenance base at the airport, also wants to expand the existing facility. The OPG plans to carry out research on the construction of a new maintenance base, and will look for companies that would use the...


Ie classical music artists perform to bring generations together

Ie classical music artists perform to bring generations together

February 17, 2013 Yukito Kinjo Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 10, at the Rural Environment Improvement Center Hall in Ie, 63 year-old Yoshikazu Gima, who is from Ie, his daughter and grandchildren held a charity concert to mark the 45th anniversary of Gima’s career in classical...

[Editorial] U.S.-Japan Summit Alliance that forces sacrifices on Okinawa is an illusion

February 24, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In Washington, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time. They confirmed their intention to cooperate in a wide range of fields such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP and security between Japan and the United States....