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Governor petitions directly to the Ministry of Defense after U.S. military helicopter window falls

Governor petitions directly to the Ministry of Defense after U.S. military helicopter window falls

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Following the accident in which a window frame fell off a U.S. helicopter and the grounds of Futenma Daini Elementary School in Ginowan City, on the afternoon of December 14, Governor Takeshi Onaga visited Minister of Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto. Governor Onaga went over the series of crashes and accidents of U.S. military aircrafts in the last year and directly appealed to the Minister to suspend flights for all U.S....

 

U.S. helicopter crash throws debris onto elementary school sports field ten meters from children

U.S. helicopter crash throws debris onto elementary school sports field ten meters from children

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 13, an object reflecting white light was visible falling from the sky.

With a crashing sound a cloud of dust whirled about and U.S. military helicopter fragments flew into the air.

A window from this aircraft...

U.S. helicopter window falls on Futenma Daini Elementary School grounds during P.E. class, Okinawa demands all flights suspended

U.S. helicopter window falls on Futenma Daini Elementary School grounds during P.E. class, Okinawa demands all flights suspended

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A window from a CH-53 helicopter flying out of MCAS Futenma, measuring 90 sq....

Young men who vandalized Chibichirigama cave apologize, wish to learn about the Battle of Okinawa

Young men who vandalized Chibichirigama cave apologize, wish to learn about the Battle of Okinawa

 

December 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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“We just want a normal daily life” –nursery school parents’ association request a stop to flights over the nursery school after U.S. military helicopter part falls

December 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

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GGB performance group debuts with 102-year-old member

GGB performance group debuts with 102-year-old member

 

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

A performance group named GGB (Gushikawa Koseien Gichan & Bachan), made their debut at the Uruma City Office December 6.

The group, which has an average age of 80, was launched with members at the Gushikawa...

Yoichi Itokazu wins silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships, heralded as a “salvation for Japan”

Yoichi Itokazu wins silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships, heralded as a “salvation for Japan”

 

December 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Day two of the World Weightlifting Championships was held on November 29 in Anaheim, CA. Yoichi Itokazu 26, who placed fourth at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the 62 kg class last year, won a silver medal in the total 299 kg category,...

U.S. military crime’s low indictment rates appear affected by secret

 

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

 

In the decade spanning 2007 through 2016, the average indictment rate for people associated with the U.S. military (including military personnel, military contractors, and family...

Awamori in Iceland: positive response felt during tasting event

December 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In November, in preparation for opening up a Western market for Ryukyu Awamori, three distilleries in Okinawa Prefecture (Chuko Awamori Distillery, Zuisen Distillery, and Kumejima’s Kumesen), along with Blueship Okinawa, a consulting company, held...

U.S. Department of the Interior investigates seven Okinawan POWs in Hawaii

U.S. Department of the Interior investigates seven Okinawan POWs in Hawaii

 

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

For the first time starting on December 8, the U.S. Department of the Interior will conduct interviews with seven former Okinawan prisoners of war in order to preserve memories of Honouliuli POW Camp in Hawaii during World War II.

The...

Ryo Kiyuna wins 6th straight Emperor’s Cup at Japan Cup Karatedo Championship

Ryo Kiyuna wins 6th straight Emperor’s Cup at Japan Cup Karatedo Championship

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the final day of the Japan Cup Karatedo Champsionship at the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo December 10, Ryo Kiyuna (Ryuei Ryu Ryuho-kai) won his sixth-straight Emperor’s Cup, and Kiyou Shimizu (Miki House) won her fifth straight Empress’s...

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