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Farmers in Kin harvest first crop of golden rice shining under sun

Farmers in Kin harvest first crop of golden rice shining under sun

 

June 26, 2018 Ryukyu ShimpoThe harvest of the first crop of rice has started in Kin town, which is known as one of the foremost rice-producing areas in the prefecture.

Many farmers worked hard on harvesting golden rice swinging in the summer breeze under the strong sun in the rice paddies around town on June 25.

 

Sixty-seven-year-old Kennei Miyagi and two other farmers worked in the paddy in Yaka. Miyagi said, “The first crop has grown well and we have...

 

Citizens’ rally draws 2000 participants who protest against Henoko base construction

Citizens’ rally draws 2000 participants who protest against Henoko base construction

 

July 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 7, the All-Okinawa Coalition Against Construction of the New Base in Henoko held a citizens’ rally calling for protection of the dugong and coral.

As for the Henoko base that is being constructed as a replacement facility...

Okinawa’s tourism revenue reaches 697.9 billion yen, a record high for fifth consecutive year

Okinawa’s tourism revenue reaches 697.9 billion yen, a record high for fifth consecutive year

July 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 5, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced that tourism revenue in FY2017 rose to 697.9 billion yen, an increase of 5.7 percent or 37.6 billion yen compared with FY2016.

This increase marked a record high for the fifth consecutive...

Citizens protest destruction of nature while covering blocks are set along K4 seawall in Henoko

Citizens protest destruction of nature while covering blocks are set along K4 seawall in Henoko

July 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On July 6 as part of construction in Henoko, Nago City of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station, work began on installing covering blocks at the K4 seawall on the shore of Camp Schwab.

Mobile cranes were observed lifting...

World Heritage site Nakijin Castle wall collapses due to Typhoon Number Seven

World Heritage site Nakijin Castle wall collapses due to Typhoon Number Seven

 

July 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Due to the wind and rain from Typhoon Number Seven that passed through the main island of Okinawa between late in the evening on July 1 and the morning on July 2, part of the castle wall of World Heritage site Nakijin Castle collapsed.

 

Specifically,...

Ministry of Defense considers establishing depot in Okinawa at JGSDF Vice-Camp Katsuren

 

July 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It recently came to light that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) is considering locations in Okinawa for depots to store ammunition and other resources for Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF). Establishing such a depot at JGSDF...

August prefectural rally against Henoko soil deposits expected to draw over 30,000 participants

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has received notification from the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) that depositing soil into the ocean will commence on August 17 as part of the construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air...

International educational travel to Okinawa, highlighted by Japanese-style school lunches and cleaning time, increases to 1,565 students for 2017

International educational travel to Okinawa, highlighted by Japanese-style school lunches and cleaning time, increases to 1,565 students for 2017

 

July 1 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB), which promotes an initiative that invites students from abroad for educational travel, reported on June 30 that the number of students who came to Okinawa in 2017, as far as the OCVB know,...

Okinawa Police determine broken farm shed windows caused by stray bullet

Okinawa Police determine broken farm shed windows caused by stray bullet

 

June 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

 

Okinawa Prefectural Police announced on June 28 that a crime lab had confirmed that the two windows of a farm shed in an orchard in Sukuta, Nago, which were broken on June 21 by, “what appeared to be a fired...

Miyamori Elementary School hosts a memorial service for 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash

Miyamori Elementary School hosts a memorial service for 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash

 

June 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On June 29, a memorial service for the 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash was hosted at the Miyamori Elementary School by the student council.

It has been 59 years since a jet fighter plane crash landed due to poor maintenance...

Peace poem “Live” by 14-year-old receives widespread attention

Peace poem “Live” by 14-year-old receives widespread attention

 

June 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The peace poem by Rinko Sagara, a 14-year-old student in her third year at Minatogawa Junior High School in Urasoe City, has received a lot of attention on the internet.

She read her poem at the “Irei no hi” Memorial Ceremony...

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