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Osprey still causing apprehension 13 years after university campus helicopter crash in Ginowan

Osprey still causing apprehension 13 years after university campus helicopter crash in Ginowan

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

August 13 marked thirteen years since the U.S. military helicopter crash on Okinawa International University’s campus in Ginowan City.

The university held a gathering to demand the closure of Futenma Air Station and to transmit the value of peace.

President of the university Eiken Maetsu made a request to the U.S. and Japanese governments for the closure and removal of Futenma Air Station.

The Osprey from Futenma cause crashes...

 

Funeral held for “embodiment of postwar Okinawa” Kosuke Uehara

Funeral held for “embodiment of postwar Okinawa” Kosuke Uehara

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Okinawa) On the afternoon of August 10, a funeral for former Okinawa Development Bureau director Kosuke Uehara, who died at 84, was held at the Sunray Central Okinawa Shiunkaku in Okinawa City.

Uehara’s friends and associates...

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

August 17, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A delegation of the All-Okinawa Kaigi (All-Okinawa Coalition) departed from Naha for the United States to raise awareness about the current situation regarding the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago.

It is the second time the...

Retired U.S. military members oppose new base construction, calling for a halt in Henoko and Takae for the 2nd straight year

Retired U.S. military members oppose new base construction, calling for a halt in Henoko and Takae for the 2nd straight year

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

Chicago – The peace organization comprised of retired U.S. military members, Veterans for Peace (VFP) held their 32nd Annual Convention this past weekend.

During the VFP Business meeting on August 12, members...

New species of spider and goby fish found in Okinawa Prefecture

New species of spider and goby fish found in Okinawa Prefecture

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

New species of spider and goby fish have been found in Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawa is known worldwide as a location that fosters abundant biological diversity.

This discovery of new species once again reaffirms the idea...

Eisa Dance Parade of 10,000 held in the hot sun

Eisa Dance Parade of 10,000 held in the hot sun

August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 23rd Ten Thousand Eisa Dance Parade was held on August 6 on Kokusai Street in Naha.

In the scorching sun with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, approximately four thousand people gave heroic performances.

The same 66 organizations that...

Middle school students seek solutions for a peaceful world

Middle school students seek solutions for a peaceful world

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa City held an opening ceremony for the month of peace between August 1 and September 7 at the city hall on August 1. During this period there will be various events around the city such as exhibits on the jetliner crash at the Miyamori elementary school...

Three newborn Yamagame turtles may provide hints to rare biology

Three newborn Yamagame turtles may provide hints to rare biology

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three Geoemyda japonica, also known as Ryukyu Yamagame turtle, were born at the Okinawa Zoo and Museum.

This is the first hatch in the past five years at the zoo.

Ryukyu Yamagame is a national monument and designated as an endangered species.

A...

45,000 gather for rally against new base construction in Henoko, Governor Onaga renews determination to repeal landfill approval

August 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, The All Okinawa Kaigi (All Okinawa Coalition) held a mass rally to support Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga and resist the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, at Onoyama Athletic Stadium, Naha.

The rally called for the cancellation...

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The MV-22 Ospreys, vertical takeoff-capable transport helicopters stationed at MCAS Futenma, has experienced a total of 10 accidents and emergency landings since being deployed in 2012.

This was reported by officials from the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly’s...

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people’s objections

US Air Force forcibly carries out another nighttime parachute drop training off coast of Tsukenjima, ignoring local people's objections

August 10 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Air Force began to conduct a night time parachute drop training within the sea of the Tsukenjima Training Area, Uruma City, at around 8 p.m. on August 9.

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Uruma City Office urged the U.S. military to cancel the...