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National Route 329 traffic halted for over 10 minutes to allow U.S. amphibious vehicles’ passage

National Route 329 traffic halted for over 10 minutes to allow U.S. amphibious vehicles’ passage

April 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Around 3:30 p.m. on April 16 in Matsuda, Ginoza Village, 10 or more U.S. military amphibious vehicles crossed National Route 329 while traveling from the ocean toward the mountains. Regular traffic was stopped for over 10 minutes as the amphibious vehicles passed.

When U.S. forces move north and south across Route 329, the passage of regular traffic is restricted. The amphibious vehicles crossed Route 329 in succession, heading from the coast of Katabaru...

 

Okinawan works at exhibit in Jeju, South Korea for the 70th anniversary of the Jeju Uprising depict the reality of the Battle of Okinawa and military base situation

Okinawan works at exhibit in Jeju, South Korea for the 70th anniversary of the Jeju Uprising depict the reality of the Battle of Okinawa and military base situation

April 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Jeju Museum of Art on Jeju Island off the southern coast of South Korea began their “Post Trauma Exhibit” March 31 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “Jeju Uprising,” a revolt that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of island residents at the...

The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo exhibits reconstructed face model of Paleolithic era person

The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo exhibits reconstructed face model of Paleolithic era person

April 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

How did a person from the Paleolithic era 27,000 years ago look?
On April 20 at 9:30 a.m., the Okinawa Prefectural Buried Cultural Property Center announced that the work of restoring the face from a skull found at Shiraho Saonetabaru Cave Ruins has been completed....

ACSILs representative Oyakawa speaks about Okinawa at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

ACSILs representative Oyakawa speaks about Okinawa at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

April 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Seventeenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) opened on April 16 to discuss expanding protections for indigenous people’s rights....

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...

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...

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