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LDP group proposes strengthening control of Senkaku Islands by making using of Shimojishima Airport

LDP group proposes strengthening control of Senkaku Islands by making using of Shimojishima Airport

September 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) National Defense Legislator’s Alliance (NDLA, former Director General of the Japan Defense Agency Seishiro Eto, chairman) authored a proposal September 17, calling for added maintenance and expansion of the airports and ports in the Nansei (Ryukyu) Archipelago for use by the Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF), in order to strengthen their effective control over the Senkaku Islands. According to written...

 

Okinawa Minister Kono meets with Gov. Tamaki: “My role is to boost Okinawan economy”

Okinawa Minister Kono meets with Gov. Tamaki: “My role is to boost Okinawan economy”

September 19, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September19, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki and Taro Kono, who was recently appointed Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, met at the Okinawa Prefectural Office. The governor presented Minister Kono with a letter listing 19 requests...

Reproduction of clothing from Ryukyu Kingdom with emphasis on sewing technique Fusako Kumagai donates pieces to Naha City Museum of History

Reproduction of clothing from Ryukyu Kingdom with emphasis on sewing technique Fusako Kumagai donates pieces to Naha City Museum of History

September 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 16, Fusako Kumagai, director of Kumagai Wa Ryusai Kimono Vocational School in Naha, donated four reproductions of official attire from the Ryukyu Kingdom to the Naha City Museum of History. The four reproductions are based on articles in the museum’s...

Defense Minister Kishi expresses intent to continue Abe administration’s MCAS Futenma relocation policy

Defense Minister Kishi expresses intent to continue Abe administration’s MCAS Futenma relocation policy

September17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

In the early morning hours of September 17, at his inaugural interview, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said, concerning relocation of Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Nago City, “On the basis of the principle that there is one sole solution,...

Okinawan music from Hawaii: Kagiyadefu Bushi performance by Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu President

Okinawan music from Hawaii: Kagiyadefu Bushi performance by Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu President

September 16, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Derek Fujio, president of the classical Okinawan koto school Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu (branch), made a guest appearance on Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s YouTube channel “HUOA Yuntaku Live!” Fujio performed three solo songs on the...

Group submits proposal to preserve the 32nd Army Headquarters Shelter as a “peace education site,” Okinawa’s vice governor will look to discuss at investigative commission

Group submits proposal to preserve the 32nd Army Headquarters Shelter as a “peace education site,” Okinawa’s vice governor will look to discuss at investigative commission

September 17, 2020 by Ryukyu Shimpo

The committee to preserve and open to the public the 32nd Army Headquarters Shelter (Eiki Senaha, chairman) met with Okinawa vice-governor Kiichiro Jahana at the Okinawa Prefectural Office September 16, where they submitted a proposal to designate the 32nd...

Governor Tamaki asks new LDP President Suga for opportunity to “resolve through dialogue” the Henoko base issue etc.

Governor Tamaki asks new LDP President Suga for opportunity to “resolve through dialogue” the Henoko base issue etc.

September 14, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

On the afternoon of September 14, Okinawa’s Governor Denny Tamaki stated, regarding the election of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the new president of the Liberal Democratic Party, “The new President Suga prides himself on having...

In Tokashiki, dragonflies and winter birds announce the arrival of autumn

In Tokashiki, dragonflies and winter birds announce the arrival of autumn

September 12, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Hideaki Yoneda

Countless dragonflies and winter birds in search of food have appeared in the mountains and paddy fields of Tokashiki Island, announcing the arrival of fall after the tropical storm Haishen hit the region.

Dozens of winter birds...

Okinawa Association of Corporate Executives releases “Shuri Castle Badge” for sale, saying they, “want to build momentum for reconstruction”

Okinawa Association of Corporate Executives releases “Shuri Castle Badge” for sale, saying they, “want to build momentum for reconstruction”

October 15, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Association of Corporate Executives (OACE) have created a “Shuri Castle Badge” in an effort to aid the reconstruction of Shuri Castle, which burned down in October of last year, and the badge is now available to purchase. The badge depicts...

Readers respond to AMICUS student’s Okinawa Memorial Day poem

Readers respond to AMICUS student’s Okinawa Memorial Day poem

September 10, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hironori Sunakawa

 

“We use a special key to open the door to peace.” So begins the poem The Door to Peace, written by Maharo Kitakado, 10, a fifth-grade student at AMICUS International School in Uruma...

ODB-released 2019 map shows that U.S. military aircraft flights differed from stipulated air routes

ODB-released 2019 map shows that U.S. military aircraft flights differed from stipulated air routes

September 10, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Concerning the investigation in which the flight paths of U.S. military aircraft that took off from and landed at Futenma Air Station were recorded, on September 9 in the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) newsroom, the ODB released a 2019 month-by-month map of the...