Archive for November, 2017

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Oku residents protest their fishing port being used for Henoko construction material transport

On November 13 at 7:53 a.m. at Oku Port in Kunigami Village, a large boat can be seen waiting at port for the purpose of transporting gravel and such materials over the ocean.

November 13, 2017 Ryukyu...

 

Kadena Town Council adopts protest resolution on the temporary deployment of the F-35As

Kadena Town Council adopts protest resolution on the temporary deployment of the F-35As

 

November 10, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Following the temporary deployment of the U.S. Air Force’s newest stealth fighters F-35As from Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Kadena Air Base, the Kadena Town Council held a special session at which they unanimously adopted a protest...

Governor Onaga says “The new base is discrimination,” and “America is responsible” in appeal to US Ambassador

Governor Onaga says “The new base is discrimination,” and “America is responsible” in appeal to US Ambassador

 

November 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga met with United States Ambassador to Japan William F.

Haggerty at the prefectural office November 13.

This was Ambassador Haggerty’s first meeting with the Governor and his second visit...

Haruhiko Kaneko’s Okinawan pottery on display in the British Museum

Haruhiko Kaneko’s Okinawan pottery on display in the British Museum

November 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The British Museum in England, the world’s largest museum, has acquired two ceramic works created by Haruhiko Kaneko, 56, owner of the well-renowned Ishigaki-yaki Pottery Studio in Ishigaki. The two pieces are the “Yohen-taihi tenmoku tea bowl”...

Board of Audit does not recognize special nature of security asserted by Defense Bureau as grounds to pay asking price for Henoko base construction security

 

November 9, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau executed a service agreement in 2015-2016...

Serious accident rates increase for Ospreys over the last year

 

November 9, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 8, the Ministry of Defense made an announcement regarding Osprey accident rates after receiving information from the U.S. As of end of September, the class A accident rate of the 100-thousand hours of fly time made by the...

Central government disregards Okinawa’s guidance, forces further Henoko embankment work

Central government disregards Okinawa’s guidance, forces further Henoko embankment work

 

November 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 6, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) undertook construction of two new seawalls related to construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station at the planned site in Henoko, Nago...

Hawaiians with Okinawan ancestry play sanshin for peace in Yomitan

Hawaiians with Okinawan ancestry play sanshin for peace in Yomitan

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Approximately twenty Hawaiians with Okinawan ancestry visited the Chibichirigama in Yomitan Village on November 1, where a group of young men had vandalized the natural cave. The group played Kwamucha-bushi and made offered up origami...

People sigh in relief as ferry finally arrives with goods after typhoons

People sigh in relief as ferry finally arrives with goods after typhoons

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Due to typhoons numbers 21 and 22, the ferry from the main island of Okinawa was unable to make its delivery to Minamidaito and Kitadaito Villages since October 15.

On November 2, for the first time in 18 days, the ferry arrived...

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

 

November 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Taiwan University will return the remains of Ryukyuan people that were found in Mumujana grave in Nakijin Village by anthropologists from the former Imperial Universities in the early Showa era and are being kept at the university.

The...

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

(Central Okinawa) On November 2, ten F-35As, one of the U.S. Air Force’s newest stealth fighters, arrived at Kadena Air Base. The F-35As are normally stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The 18th Wing of the U.S....

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