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Onaga attends Prefectural Office for first time in 12 days, says he is spiritedly doing his best

Onaga attends Prefectural Office for first time in 12 days, says he is spiritedly doing his best

 

April 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 16, Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga came to work at the Prefectural Office for the first time in 12 days, after he had been told to rest following the discovery of a tumor in his pancreas. As for attending the first policy meeting of the week to discuss with department heads, Governor Onaga said to the press that his physical health has not changed since the time of his interview. He said that he has had check-up after...

 

University of the Ryukyus joins the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, teaming up with British researchers to conserve Yambaru trees for the future

University of the Ryukyus joins the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, teaming up with British researchers to conserve Yambaru trees for the future

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The University of the Ryukyus has teamed up with the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP), an international conservation project that collects and stores seeds from all over the world to ensure the Earth’s biodiversity for the future.

Researchers...

Civilian and U.S. military buildings surrounding Henoko base exceed civil aeronautics and U.S. military height restrictions

Civilian and U.S. military buildings surrounding Henoko base exceed civil aeronautics and U.S. military height restrictions

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

If construction of the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City is completed, some structures in Toyohara Ward and the Henoko Ordnance Ammunition Depot in Camp Schwab will surpass the height restrictions set by...

OCVB to host committee aimed at adding Ryukyu cuisine and awamori to UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage list

OCVB to host committee aimed at adding Ryukyu cuisine and awamori to UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage list

 

April 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The...

The most beautiful frog species in Japan found in mysterious blue

The most beautiful frog species in Japan found in mysterious blue

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kazuo Minato, a 59- year-old animal photographer from Nishihara town, found a blue Okinawa Ishikawagaeru (Odorrana ishikawae) which he managed to capture in a close-range photo.

It is said that the species is Japan’s most beautiful...

Multilingual contact center opens to support foreign tourists for medical interpretation

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Masanao Chinen

 

On April 1, Okinawa Prefecture opened a “Be.Okinawa Inbound Medical Interpretation Contact Center” to provide interpretation by phone at medical sites where communication with foreign tourists is an issue.

Travel...

MOD continues Henoko construction without transplanting rare coral, evading OPG engagement

MOD continues Henoko construction without transplanting rare coral, evading OPG engagement

 

April 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 9, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) started work on N3 seawall in Henoko, part of construction for a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station.

N3 is the final section needed to enclose one area on the south side of...

Futenma Daini Elementary sports field evacuated 242 times over 39 days for U.S. military flights

Futenma Daini Elementary sports field evacuated 242 times over 39 days for U.S. military flights

April 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In December last year a window from a large U.S. military helicopter fell on the sports field of Futenma Daini Elementary School in Ginowan City, Okinawa.

The sports field was reopened for use on February 13 and remained open until the end of...

Parachute dropped by U.S. soldier lands on farm 50 meters from house in Ie, residents claim military “Does whatever they want”

 

April 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It was learned on April 4 that during parachute training conducted by U.S. soldiers on April 3 at Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield in Ie, Okinawa, a parachute was dropped outside of the designated area. The parachute landed about 50 meters from...

Eisa Hall opens in Okinawa city for visitors to practice

Eisa Hall opens in Okinawa city for visitors to practice

 

March 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

An opening ceremony for Eisa Hall was held at Koza Music Town in Okinawa city on March 25, with many citizens attending the ceremony. The facility is expected to play a role as a comprehensive information hub...

Japan’s first ever snake eel that lives in river found in Genka River

Japan’s first ever snake eel that lives in river found in Genka River

 

April 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 5, the research group of Okinawa Churashima Foundation Research Center announced that the snake eel found at the Genka River of Nago City last June was in fact a Mindoro snake eel Lamnostoma mindorum.

This particular Hydrophiinae...

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