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Okinawa and Japan renew their tensions at memorial ceremony over base issue

Okinawa and Japan renew their tensions at memorial ceremony over base issue

 

June 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Shimabukuro and Kenichi Yoshida

 

In Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga’s “Declaration of Peace” on “Irei no Hi,” signifying the 73rd anniversary of the end of...

 

Orchard cabin windows damaged by stray bullet near Camp Schwab, police suspect U.S. military

Orchard cabin windows damaged by stray bullet near Camp Schwab, police suspect U.S. military

June 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On June 21 at about 2:00 p.m., an object resembling a bullet was reported found at a small work cabin in an orchard in Sukuta, Nago City. No one was injured, but two panes of glass in the cabin were damaged.

According to the property...

Citizens call “protect the coral” from 70 canoes and 9 boats to protest Henoko base

Citizens call “protect the coral” from 70 canoes and 9 boats to protest Henoko base

June 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

A team of about 70 vibrantly colored citizens’ canoes face the Japan Coast Guard’s black inflatable boats, separated by an oil fence.

As a backdrop to the contrasting colors of the two sides, the “thuds” of the...

Higashi Village Assembly demands nearby U.S. military helipads be removed, claiming, “The training are increasing, and residents live in fear”

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Higashi Village – The Higashi Village assembly in Okinawa (Toshiyuki Awa, Chairman)...

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 6 and 7, the Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad held their 59th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad in Hawaii.

Here, the association established June 20 as International Day of Nikkei.

June 20 was the...

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

 

June 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In May, Ishigaki City conducted an “Ishigaki-jima residents’ ideas survey on tourism” and reported the result.

In regard to the number of tourists to the city, 47.4% responded that, “the number should be reduced slightly”...

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

June 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Coral in Oura Bay in Nago city showed signs of spawning on May 30 at the construction site of a new military base meant to replace MCAS Futenma. Pink-colored eggs drifted in the water, creating a mysterious scene. The following photos show the scenes of spawning.

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Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At the “Ryudai 21st Century Forum” held recently at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara Town as a place of interaction between academia and society attended by students and employees of various companies, Emi Tamaki, Associate...

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

On June 14, it came to light that a prefectural referendum could take place, which might throw the certainty of land reclamation in Henoko into question.

If the referendum is held it will be after the...

U.S. military tells prefectural government to lodge objection through Japanese government

U.S. military tells prefectural government to lodge objection through Japanese government

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 16, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) revealed that when it called to lodge an objection about the crash of an F-15 fighter aircraft stationed at the United States Air Force Kadena Air Base, the 18th Air Wing of Kadena Base...

Nago City Mayor Toguchi acknowledges Henoko base construction for the first time, stresses need to protect the environment

June 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Nago – For the first time since taking office, Mayor Taketoyo Toguchi acknowledged that base construction in Henoko was progressing on June 12, commenting, “I believe that it is progressing with attention being paid to the environment, and I definitely...

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