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PAC3 missiles transferred from Kadena to Futenma and Camp Courtney

PAC3 missiles transferred from Kadena to Futenma and Camp Courtney

October 25, 2011

Early in the morning of October 25, the United States Army moved its PAC3 (Patriot surface-to-air missile) and related vehicles, which had been deployed in the U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base to U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station and Camp Courtney in Uruma City. The Okinawa Defense Bureau was notified of this by the U.S. military on October 24, and then informed the local police and municipal authorities. At around 12:20am on October 25, six vehicles loaded with equipment...

 

<Respect for the Aged Day>Ninety year-old Oshiro has lived with kasuri splash-pattern textile in a straight line for 77 years

<Respect for the Aged Day>Ninety year-old Oshiro has lived with kasuri splash-pattern textile in a straight line for 77 years

September 19, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sitting on a weaving machine by the window where she can look out over a patch of loofah gourds, 90 year-old Toshi Oshiro of the Motobu district of Haebaru Town works away skillfully adding kasuri splash-patterns to the textile. She is still actively engaged...

Okinawan fishermen terrified to have guns pointed toward them by U.S. warships near White Beach

September 11, 2011 Kenyu Uchima of Ryukyu Shimpo

Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in the waters provided for military use near White Beach in the Katsuren district, Uruma City, United States warships have pointed their deck guns toward local fishing vessels passing close by....

U.S. Marine Corp has intensified its training in Okinawa in preparation for combat

U.S. Marine Corp has intensified its training in Okinawa in preparation for combat

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten years have passed since the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Taking the lead in the war against the terrorism, the United States plunged itself into war in Iraq and Afghanistan, sending units to the battle areas from their bases...

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance carried out in a hospital site in Haebaru Town with critically-ill patients remaining on-site

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance carried out in a hospital site in Haebaru Town with critically-ill patients remaining on-site

September 5, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Disposal of a U.S. bomb found on the site of the Ureshinogaoka-Samaritan Hospital in the Arakawa District, Haebaru Town, was carried out on the morning of September 4. While this was being done, 200 critically-ill patients and 85 members of the hospital staff...

Typhoon No.9 rips through Okinawa in 46 hours injuring 51 people cutting power to 100000 households

Typhoon No.9 rips through Okinawa in 46 hours injuring 51 people cutting power to 100000 households

August 7, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
As of 10:00pm on August 6, Typhoon No. 9 is out over the East China Sea, heading north-northwest away from the Okinawa region at 15 kilometers per hour. It left the main island of Okinawa shortly after noon yesterday and Kumejima just after at 1:00pm the same day,...

New comet discovered in the dust trail of Comet 213P Van Ness

New comet discovered in the dust trail of Comet 213P Van Ness

August 3, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 2, Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory announced that it has discovered a new comet in the dust trail of Comet 213P Van Ness, and that it has succeeded in taking a photograph of it in which the new comet resembles a child following along behind its parent.

Two...

The Yonabaru Great Tug-of-War, a prayer for quake-hit areas

The Yonabaru Great Tug-of-War, a prayer for quake-hit areas

August 1, Ryukyu Shimpo

The Yonabaru Great Tug-of-War, one of Okinawa’s three largest tug-of-war events, has a history going back more than 400 years in the prefecture. This year’s event, in which the east side of the town pulled against the west side, was held at the Udun-yama Youth Square...

Consumer confidence among U.S. military personnel falls due to the strong yen

Consumer confidence among U.S. military personnel falls due to the strong yen

July 29, 2011 Ryota Shimabukuro of the Ryukyu Shimpo

With the yen’s recent sharp appreciation against the U.S. dollar due to the United States debt ceiling crisis, Okinawa City, which plays host to U.S. military bases, is experiencing a downturn in consumer spending by U.S. military and civilian...

Shinugu – an animistic festival for a good crop and perfect health

<em>Shinugu</em> - an animistic festival for a good crop and perfect health

August 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Shinugu, which is designated as a significant intangible folk cultural asset of Japan, was carried out in Ada, Kunigami Village on July 31.
Including rituals such as yamanubui, in which men crowned with grassy headwear and covered with leaves...

Tamaki wins the 11th Asian Karate-do Championship

Tamaki wins the 11th Asian Karate-do Championship

July 28, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Third-year student 14 year-old Daigo Tamaki of Yabu Junior High School in Nago City was victorious at the 11th Asian Karate-do Championship held in Beijing, China from July 19.
The first person from Okinawa to compete in the Cadet category (14‐15 years of...

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