Archive for October, 2015

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Okinawa’s higher education institutions do not apply for MOD national security research funds

September 24, 2015 Tomoki Yasutomi of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Defense has announced its intention to grant research funds (with an annual maximum of 30,000,000 yen) as part of a system toward investigating the practicality of applying military technology to counter small drone and cyber attacks. In response, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a survey of 11 higher education institutions within Okinawa Prefecture. All 10 of the institutions that answered the survey expressed the opinion that...

 

Endangered Languages Summit in Okinawa to discuss 8 UNESCO-listed languages

Endangered Languages Summit in Okinawa to discuss 8 UNESCO-listed languages

September 18, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 18 at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum, an “Endangered Languages and Dialects Summit” was held. People concerned about the dying out of eight languages listed as endangered by UNESCO discussed how the languages could be passed down to...

Berkeley City Assembly resolves to oppose new base construction in Henoko

September 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington D.C.

In the evening of September 15, the City Assembly of Berkeley California unanimously resolved to oppose the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district of Nago, and promote...

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