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Ministry of Defense confirms plan to resume flights of the U.S. military accident aircraft

Ministry of Defense confirms plan to resume flights of the U.S. military accident aircraft

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 26, the Ministry of Defense confirmed it will resume U.S. military aircraft flights and presented an opinion on the recent accident involving a U.S. military helicopter making a crash landing and catching fire in Takae, Higashi Village.

The Ministry of Defense provided the following comment regarding the cause of the accident; “The U.S. military seems to have taken certain measures to ensure the safety of the...

 

US Army veteran gives interview on 1959 Naha accidental nuke missile firing

US Army veteran gives interview on 1959 Naha accidental nuke missile firing

 

October 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

 

On June 19, 1959, a Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile equipped with a nuclear warhead at US-controlled Naha Air Base was accidentally ignited and fired due...

Former US soldier details account of 1959 Naha accidental nuke firing fatal to fellow soldiers

Former US soldier details account of 1959 Naha accidental nuke firing fatal to fellow soldiers

 

October 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Washington Special Correspondent Yukio Zaha reporting

 

Fifty-eight years ago on June 19, a sunny Friday morning, a Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile equipped with a nuclear warhead was fired accidentially from...

Expert indicates that an active fault line in the undersea section of the Henoko Base construction zone could pose danger

 

October 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ikue Nakaima

 

It was discovered on October 24 that there exists an active fault line in the undersea section of the construction zone for the Henoko Base in Nago.

In the “Map of the undersea section” figure, part...

Municipalities protest plan to deploy US F-35A stealth fighters to Kadena

 

October 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 24, the 18th Wing at U.S. Kadena Air Base announced that it will deploy at least 12 F-35A stealth fighters to the base in November for half a year.

 

According to local municipalities, two aircraft are...

Okinawa District’s 4 Lower House Parliamentary Elections go 3-1 in favor of opposition parties, with Akamine, Nishime, Tamaki, and Teruya winning seats

 

October 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 48th Lower House elections were held on October 22, and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) were able to independently win more than the 233 seats needed for a majority in the 465-seat Parliamentary house, and decided to continue...

Governor Onaga demands helipad removal as U.S. resumes flights of helicopter model involved in Takae fire incident

Governor Onaga demands helipad removal as U.S. resumes flights of helicopter model involved in Takae fire incident

October 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Operations of CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopters at Futenma Air Station were suspended following the recent incident of a U.S. military helicopter catching fire in Takae, Higashi Village.

On October 18, the U.S. Marine Corps resumed flights...

Ginoza Village to receive compensation more than four years after 2013 US military helicopter crash

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 16, the Okinawa Defense Bureau revealed to the Ryukyu Shimpo that earlier this month, it was decided that the Bureau will pay damages to the village of Ginoza in relation to costs incurred by the village after a U.S. military...

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes three resolutions in protest of the U.S. military helicopter fire in Takae, demand ban on helipad use

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes three resolutions in protest of the U.S. military helicopter fire in Takae, demand ban on helipad use

 

October 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the wake of the crash landing and fire of...

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the wake of the recent U.S. military helicopter fire, Governor...

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Nago) At a regular press conference on the morning of October 3, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine called on the Okinawa Defense Bureau to heed the Okinawa prefectural government’s administrative guidance instructing the Defense...