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Three U.S. Air Force CV-22 Ospreys land at Kadena Air Base in first trip to Okinawa, two planes must make emergency landing at Amami Airport

Three U.S. Air Force CV-22 Ospreys land at Kadena Air Base in first trip to Okinawa, two planes must make emergency landing at Amami Airport

June 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Three U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey transport aircraft stationed at Yokota Air Base landed one after the other at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa in the afternoon June 4. This is the first time that the CV-22 has come to Okinawa.

The first CV-22 landed at 2:41 p.m., the second 10 minutes later, and the third at around 3:30 p.m.

That same morning, five CV-22 aircraft departed from Yokota Air Base, however only three were confirmed to have...

 

After outcry from LDP members citing a conflict with the effort to reduce the burden of military bases on Okinawa, policy paper edited to change “U.S. military” to simply “the U.S.” in English education policy statement

May 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo –In a policy paper submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to the necessary ministries in hopes of the policy suggestions being reflected in the “Big-Boned Policy,” a set of policy guidelines to determine economic and fiscal management, it was...

Namie Amuro wins Okinawa Prefectural People’s Honor Award

Namie Amuro wins Okinawa Prefectural People’s Honor Award

 

May 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On May 23, Governor Takeshi Onaga gave the Okinawa Prefectural People’s Honor Award to 40-year-old Namie Amuro, a singer from Okinawa who plans to retire in September.

At the award ceremony at the Okinawa Prefectural Office, Governor...

Onaga announces plan to resume work following removal of cancerous tumor

Onaga announces plan to resume work following removal of cancerous tumor

 

May 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On May 15 at 1:30 p.m., Governor Takeshi Onaga held a press conference at the Prefectural Office, where he released information about his surgery and physical health.

That morning he was discharged from a hospital...

Okinawa vice-governor gives progress report on new Okinawa development strategy to make prefecture “the launch pad to Asia,” playing a role in Japan’s economic revitalization

Okinawa vice-governor gives progress report on new Okinawa development strategy to make prefecture “the launch pad to Asia,” playing a role in Japan’s economic revitalization

May 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Looking to solidify the plan to stimulate the Okinawa economy starting 2022 onwards, Okinawa vice governor Moritake Tomikawa delivered a progress report on the new Okinawa development strategy May 9 at the Prefectural Office.

Vice-governor Tomikawa said that...

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama calls for breaking away from U.S. obedience

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama calls for breaking away from U.S. obedience

 

May 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On May 3, Ryukyu Shimpo interviewed former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

Hatoyama has been traveling Okinawa and the world even after he retired from the Diet and has been sharing his ideas on realizing peace.

Regarding the...

Okinawa Defense Bureau continues contracting security company after learning of 740 million yen over-charge

Okinawa Defense Bureau continues contracting security company after learning of 740 million yen over-charge

 

April 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – It was learned on April 24 that the security contractor awarded the...

ACSILs representative Oyakawa speaks about Okinawa at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

ACSILs representative Oyakawa speaks about Okinawa at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

April 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Seventeenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) opened on April 16 to discuss expanding protections for indigenous people’s rights....

Onaga attends Prefectural Office for first time in 12 days, says he is spiritedly doing his best

Onaga attends Prefectural Office for first time in 12 days, says he is spiritedly doing his best

 

April 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 16, Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga came to work at the Prefectural Office for the first time in 12 days, after he had been told to rest following the discovery of a tumor in his pancreas. As for attending the first policy...

Civilian and U.S. military buildings surrounding Henoko base exceed civil aeronautics and U.S. military height restrictions

Civilian and U.S. military buildings surrounding Henoko base exceed civil aeronautics and U.S. military height restrictions

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

If construction of the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City is completed, some structures in Toyohara Ward and the Henoko Ordnance Ammunition Depot in Camp Schwab will surpass the height restrictions set by...

MOD continues Henoko construction without transplanting rare coral, evading OPG engagement

MOD continues Henoko construction without transplanting rare coral, evading OPG engagement

 

April 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 9, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) started work on N3 seawall in Henoko, part of construction for a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station.

N3 is the final section needed to enclose one area on the south side of...