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Catalonia’s leader delivers victory speech after 90% of voters vote for independence in referendum

Catalonia’s leader delivers victory speech after 90% of voters vote for independence in referendum

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Takahiro Miyagi reporting from Barcelona

 

Catalonia, the autonomous region located in northeastern Spain, voted for independence in a referendum held on October 1.

90% of voters voted in favor of becoming an independent state.

Voter turnout was held to just over 40% of eligible voters, as Spain’s central judicial authorities resorted to forceful tactics such as blockading polling centers and forcibly...

 

Yomitan Village Assembly condemns vandalism of Chibichiri Gama as disrespectful to the war dead

Yomitan Village Assembly condemns vandalism of Chibichiri Gama as disrespectful to the war dead

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the afternoon of September 22, the Yomitan Village Council held a session at which they approved a special resolution by the majority (13 in favor, 5 in opposition) on an incident of vandalism at the Chibichiri Gama cave in Namihira,...

Chikako Yamashiro receives Asian Art Award as young internationally rising artist

Chikako Yamashiro receives Asian Art Award as young internationally rising artist

 

September 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Asian Art Award 2017, an award given to upcoming young global artists, was announced on September 27.

Chikako Yamashiro, art director and artist, from Naha City was given the grand prize.

 

Yamashiro...

2 Ospreys make emergency landing at Ishigaki airport, runway temporarily closed

2 Ospreys make emergency landing at Ishigaki airport, runway temporarily closed

September 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 2 p.m. on September 29, two MV-22 Osprey aircraft belonging to the U.S. military’s Futenma air base made an emergency landing at Ishigaki Airport.

According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau, the cockpit indicator in one of the two...

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry expects to commercialize first-ever mineral extraction from the Okinawan seafloor

 

September 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced September 26 that for the first time ever, a large quantity of minerals, including valuable resources such as gold, were successfully extracted from an...

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