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Okinawa to be nice and warm through the end of January, with some days hitting highs of 25° C

Okinawa to be nice and warm through the end of January, with some days hitting highs of 25° C

January 18, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuki Karimata

 

The Okinawa Meteorological Observatory announced in the “Early weather report concerning heat” that the Okinawa region would experience a gentle pressure system with high barometric pressure to the west, with a low-pressure system to the east, bringing in warm and wet air from the south, leading to hot weather through January 23-24. They are forecasting highs of around 24-25° C, and that the warm weather will carry...

 

Heron spotting hunting bugs after sugarcane harvest in Komesu, Itoman

Heron spotting hunting bugs after sugarcane harvest in Komesu, Itoman

January 14, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By John Matsumoto

 

On Okinawa’s main island and in the Yaeyama islands January 13, a high-pressure system from the Asian continent brought with it some chilly weather and a little rain. In the fields of Komesu, Itoman, where the sugarcane...

The streets of U.S. bases become ghost towns as restrictions on leaving residences begin, food and drink establishments hope for a “quick resolution”

The streets of U.S. bases become ghost towns as restrictions on leaving residences begin, food and drink establishments hope for a “quick resolution”

January 11, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota ShimabukuroBy Ryota Shimabukuro [Central/Northern Okinawa] – Facing the spread of COVID-19 amongst U.S. service men and women stationed in Japan, restrictions against U.S. military personnel leaving their residence except for necessities...

As it enters its 50th year since the reversion, the monument built to commemorate it stands over an island closing a tumultuous 2021

As it enters its 50th year since the reversion, the monument built to commemorate it stands over an island closing a tumultuous 2021

December 31, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By John Matsumoto

 

Disrupted by the coronavirus and damaged by pumice created by an undersea volcanic explosion, Okinawa finally looks to end a tumultuous 2021.

2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of Okinawa being reverted...

Okinawa eyes partial shutdown, governor Tamaki calls for prevention measures over New Year’s as Okinawa confirms more coronavirus cases

Okinawa eyes partial shutdown, governor Tamaki calls for prevention measures over New Year’s as Okinawa confirms more coronavirus cases

December 28, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Teppei Ikeda and Yukito Toyama

 

Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki gave a press conference on December 27, where he spoke on increased cases of COVID-19 in the northern part of Okinawa’s main island, as well as the spread of the omicron variant...

Base-worker labor union demands U.S. military strengthen quarantine measures as the omicron-variant spreads amongst base workers

Base-worker labor union demands U.S. military strengthen quarantine measures as the omicron-variant spreads amongst base workers

December 21, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

Central Okinawa – A large cluster of COVID-19 infections has been spreading through the U.S. military base Camp Hansen, and some of the workers on the base are the first confirmed cases of the “omicron” variant...

On the 3rd anniversary of the start of Henoko construction, Okinawa residents assemble at the gates of Camp Schwab and on the water to call for a halt to land filling in Henoko

On the 3rd anniversary of the start of Henoko construction, Okinawa residents assemble at the gates of Camp Schwab and on the water to call for a halt to land filling in Henoko

December 14, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

December 14 will mark the third anniversary since the Japanese government started land reclamation along the coast of Henoko, part of the construction involved for relocating MCAS Futenma to new facilities in Henoko, Nago. To mark the anniversary,...

1.4 million farm-raised kuruma shrimp killed as disease explodes through farm, losses estimated at 100 million yen

1.4 million farm-raised kuruma shrimp killed as disease explodes through farm, losses estimated at 100 million yen

December 2, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shinji Sano

 

Miyakojima – The Miyakojima Fishery Cooperative disclosed December 1 that around 1.4 million kuruma shrimp being raised in an aquaculture farm in the Miyakojima fishing port were almost entirely wiped out by penaeid acute...

Vivid “Ryukyu Illustration” originating from Koza put on display for Japan

Vivid “Ryukyu Illustration” originating from Koza put on display for Japan

November 29, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Takeshi Kishimoto

 

Okinawa – Masayuki Yogi, 47, who creates “Ryukyu Illustrations” depicting images of southern Japan using a computer, is approaching his fifth year at the Soranoe art gallery and workshop on Palmyra Street in Okinawa...

Anti-base maritime protest group wins human rights award

Anti-base maritime protest group wins human rights award

November 22, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “33rd Tada Yoko Anti-Authority Human Rights Award,” which is bestowed on individuals and organizations for battling political authorities and protecting human rights, was awarded to the “Helipad opposition maritime team,” who have been...

YouTuber rallies over 300 people to help clear pumice stone from Shinzato Fishing Port “It is something we can accomplish together”

YouTuber rallies over 300 people to help clear pumice stone from Shinzato Fishing Port “It is something we can accomplish together”

November 15, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Motobu – A crowd of people gathered November 14 at Shinzato Fishing Port in Motobu, where a large amount of pumice stone has floated into the harbor, and got to work helping with the effort to remove it. The crowd was rallied by Okinawa resident...