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Middle school students seek solutions for a peaceful world

Middle school students seek solutions for a peaceful world

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa City held an opening ceremony for the month of peace between August 1 and September 7 at the city hall on August 1. During this period there will be various events around the city such as exhibits on the jetliner crash at the Miyamori elementary school as well as atomic bombs during WWII. There will also be an event in which citizens will attempt to make a guiness for the longest rope of origami cranes.

At the ceremony, sixteen middle school...

 

Three newborn Yamagame turtles may provide hints to rare biology

Three newborn Yamagame turtles may provide hints to rare biology

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three Geoemyda japonica, also known as Ryukyu Yamagame turtle, were born at the Okinawa Zoo and Museum.

This is the first hatch in the past five years at the zoo.

Ryukyu Yamagame is a national monument and designated as an endangered species.

A...

45,000 gather for rally against new base construction in Henoko, Governor Onaga renews determination to repeal landfill approval

August 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, The All Okinawa Kaigi (All Okinawa Coalition) held a mass rally to support Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and resist the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, at Onoyama Athletic Stadium, Naha.

The rally called for the cancellation...

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The MV-22 Ospreys, vertical takeoff-capable transport helicopters stationed at MCAS Futenma, has experienced a total of 10 accidents and emergency landings since being deployed in 2012.

This was reported by officials from the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly’s...

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people’s objections

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people's objections

August 10 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Air Force began to conduct a night time parachute drop training within the sea of the Tsukenjima Training Area, Uruma City, at around 8 p.m. on August 9.

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Uruma City Office urged the U.S. military to cancel the...

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

Governor Onaga says Osprey accident like the crash off Australia’s coast was “bound to happen”

August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of August 7, Governor Takeshi Onaga was approached by a group of reporters on his way to work. He answered their inquiries concerning the MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station that...

Henoko base protestors observe minute of silence for US Marines killed in Osprey crash

Henoko base protestors observe minute of silence for US Marines killed in Osprey crash

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

In the morning on August 10, about 120 people protesting the construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City, conducted a sit-in at Camp Schwab’s gate.

The participants offered a minute of...

National Taiwan University announces intention to return 63 Ryukyuan remains excavated from Nakajin

National Taiwan University announces intention to return 63 Ryukyuan remains excavated from Nakajin

August 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Takahiro Miyagi

National Taiwan University announced August 4 that they would continue holding the remains of 63 Ryukyu people at their medical school’s physical anthropology laboratory, and indicated its intention to return the remains to Okinawa.

This...

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

The 4th week of July had the highest number of people suffering heat stroke in ten years

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the number counted weekly at 23 medical institutions in Okinawa, the number of heat stroke patients from July 16 to 22 (the 8th week of summer) was 119, and in the weekly summary, it was the highest in the past ten years.

The number from July...

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

Housing potentially damaged by Osprey training in Ginoza

July 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Representatives from the Shirohara district in Ginoza village visited the Okinawa Defense Bureau to request immediate suspension of hang-training and removal of the landing areas for helicopters, also known as Falcon, around the community.

The district chief,...

Futenma-based MV-22 Osprey crashes off the coast of Australia seven months after an accident in Okinawa, people concerned and angered

Futenma-based MV-22 Osprey crashes off the coast of Australia seven months after an accident in Okinawa, people concerned and angered

August 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

An MV-22 Osprey belonging to U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma crashed off the coast of Australia on August 5. Only seven months have passed since the Futenma-based MV-22 crashed on the coast of Abu, Nago City, last December.

Concerns and angers have since...

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