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All-time monthly record of more than one million tourists visited Okinawa this August

All-time monthly record of more than one million tourists visited Okinawa this August

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 21 the Okinawa Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports announced that the number of tourists who came to Okinawa in August increased by 8.2 percent (or 75,600 people) from August last year to 1,002,500 people this year.

This is the first time that the number of tourists visiting within a month-long period has exceeded 1,000,000 people. August 2017 is the forty-sixth consecutive month that a record high for...

 

War remains recovery volunteer touts importance of keeping Battle of Okinawa lessons alive

War remains recovery volunteer touts importance of keeping Battle of Okinawa lessons alive

 

September 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 24, representative Takamatsu Gushiken of the Gamafuya, a volunteer group dedicated to the recovery of Battle of Okinawa remains, held a lecture at Asato Catholic Church in Asato, Naha City. About 60 people attended the...

Ex-Pro soccer player José Edmílson visits Okinawa to teach Brazilian soccer

Ex-Pro soccer player José Edmílson visits Okinawa to teach Brazilian soccer

 

September 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Retired Pro soccer player José Edmílson Gomes de Moraes, who represented the Brazilian national team at the FIFA World Cup hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002, landed at Naha Airport the evening of September 20, to teach at...

2016 demographics: Okinawa birthrate remains highest in Japan for 43 years straight, but natural growth rate lowest since reversion

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 21, the Okinawa Prefectural Department of Public Health and...

Harvard University to give lectures at OIST starting next January

Harvard University to give lectures at OIST starting next January

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 19, Global Education Harvard Medical School Executive Director Robin J.

Wheatley and nonprofit corporation Okinawa Asia Clinical Investigation Synergy (OACIS) Vice President Kenji Murata met with Governor Takeshi...

Praying for prosperity in Yona, Kunigami, Unjami solemnly welcomes the gods

Praying for prosperity in Yona, Kunigami, Unjami solemnly welcomes the gods

 

September 24, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kunigami – The Unjami festival, one of Japan’s Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties, was held in Yona, Kunigami (Tadanobu Miyagi, Mayor), where there were prayers for bountiful harvest and good health. The...

Kadena Town Council adopts resolution against parachute training

Kadena Town Council adopts resolution against parachute training

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of September 22, the Kadena Town Council held a session at which they unanimously adopted a resolution and statement of protest against the parachute drop training carried out on the 21st at the U.S....

Vanilla Air informs prefecture of plan to train pilots at Shimojijima airport

Vanilla Air informs prefecture of plan to train pilots at Shimojijima airport

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An LCC airline company, Vanilla Air, will start training pilots at the Shimojijima Airport in Mijakojima city, Okinawa, from October 11.

 

The training is planned to be held twice a year, and each training will...

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

 

September 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23 at a hotel construction site in a main street full of shops and restaurants in Naha City, an unexploded bomb from the Battle of Okinawa was disposed of.

 

Police blocked roads around the Matsuo intersection...

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

 

September 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) conducted a study of flight operations at both Futenma Air Station and Kadena Air Base in April through July, observing the bases 24 hours a day.

The results were reported to the governments...

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Two U.S. servicemen robbed and beat a taxi driver on January 7, 2008 in Mihara, Okinawa City.

 

Although it has been more than nine years since the incident, on September 15 this year it came to light that reparations...

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