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Kitten stuck between car saved

Kitten stuck between car saved

November 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a busy intersection on National Route 58 in Urasoe, a kitten about 20 centimeters long was saved by firefighters after getting stuck under a mini-van at a red light. The incident occurred at Jitchaku intersection on November 11.

Hideo Akamine, who was driving the van, said smiling, “I think it was destiny for me to meet the kitten, which might usher in good fortune.” Akamine has taken the cat under his care.

When Akamine was...

 

Citizen group launches new protest ship in Henoko

Citizen group launches new protest ship in Henoko

November 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 14, at Teima fishing port, Nago, a citizen group held a launching ceremony for a new ship, which they will use to protest against a landfill project being carried out to build a replacement facility for the U.S. Futenma base. The ship has capacity...

Police dog Daniel awarded for finding missing boy

Police dog Daniel awarded for finding missing boy

November 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 29, an eight-year-old police dog Daniel and assistant police inspector Atsushi Urasaki were awarded by Naha Police Station. Daniel and his partner found a boy who went missing at the southern part of Okinawa Main Island on October 2. Naha Police received...

All-Okinawa Bullfighting Autumn Tournament attracts 4,500 spectators

All-Okinawa Bullfighting Autumn Tournament attracts 4,500 spectators

November 10, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 9, the 102nd All Okinawa Togyu (Bullfighting) Autumn Tournament was held, sponsored jointly by the Okinawa Prefectural Bullfighting Federation and the Ryukyu Shimpo Co., at the Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome in Uruma City.

Twenty-four bulls competed...

Marine barricaded in Camp Lester in Okinawa: possibly carried rifle in civilian district

November 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 30, a marine barricaded himself with a rifle in housing area of Camp Lester in Chatan, setting off a standoff with military police. There is a high possibility the marine moved in the civilian district outside of the base, carrying an M-16 rifle.

Marine...

Miracle moon in Okinawa

Miracle moon in Okinawa

November 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A traditional full moon celebration took place on November 5. The full moon, or so-called “miracle moon,” was seen for the first time in 171 years.

It was the third time a lunar event has taken place this year. The celebration of the full moon traditionally...

Three winners of Miss Okinawa 2015

Three winners of Miss Okinawa 2015

November 3, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau held the Miss Okinawa Contest 2015 in the theater building at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan on November 2. The contest awarded prizes to winners in three separate categories: 25-year-old Ayami Machida won...

Third generation Okinawan American Ige become new Hawaii Governor

Third generation Okinawan American Ige become new Hawaii Governor

November 6, 2014 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo

Democrat David Ige defeated Republican James Aiona and Independent Mufi Hannemann in Hawaii’s gubernatorial race on November 4.

Ige, an electrical engineer and state senator, is third generation Okinawan American. This is the...

Ramsar secretariat demands environment ministry preserve sea of Henoko

November 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 29, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat submitted a document to the Ministry of the Environment stating that the government should take action based on the environmental impact assessment for the Oura Bay and offshore Henoko, Nago. This area is the site...

Documentary film The Target Village screened in the United States

Documentary film <em>The Target Village</em> screened in the United States

October 28, 2014 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from New Jersey

On October 26, at Fort Lee Public Library in New Jersey, the United States, a documentary film titled The Target Village directed by Chie Mikami and produced by QAB (Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting) was screened....

Huge marine algae community in Oura Bay

Huge marine algae community in Oura Bay

November 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A huge marine algae community up to 7.4 meters tall was found in coral reefs in the reclamation area of Oura Bay in Nago. The U.S. and Japanese governments plan to build a new base in the area to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

A diving team...