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Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa by New Zealand translators published in US

<em>Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa</em> by New Zealand translators published in US

October 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo published a series of articles titled, Senka o Horu (Trans: Digging up the Ravages of War) between August 1983 and April 1985. An English translation of the article series has been published as a book in the United States, under a new title of Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa. New Zealand researcher Mark Ealey and Alastair McLauchlan translated the articles for the book, published by Merwin Asia Publishing...

 

Volunteer group from Hokkaido takes part in Henoko sit-in protest

Volunteer group from Hokkaido takes part in Henoko sit-in protest

October 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In front of the gate at Camp Schwab in Nago, about 40 citizens continue to stage a sit-in-protest against the construction of an alternative base for U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, which the Japanese and US governments want to relocate to Oura Bay, off...

Three rare butterfly species photographed in Takae on same day

Three rare butterfly species photographed in Takae on same day

September 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Akino Miyagi, a committee member of the Nature Conservation Committee of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, captured on camera three near-threatened species of rare butterflies, on September 25 in Higashi Village, Takae. Takae is near the designated construction...

Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community

Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community

October 6, 2014 Ricardo Oshiro, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Sixty-year-old second generation Okinawan Argentine doctor Antonio Simon Agarie has received the San Juan Bautista award for community contribution from the City of Florencio Varela, Argentina. The award ceremony was held at Nahuel...

The number of Osprey flights up 64 %

The number of Osprey flights up 64 %

October 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima has previously stated that he would work to ease Okinawa’s US military base burden by transferring military training outside of the prefecture and stopping the operation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within five...

Volunteers recovering the remains of Battle of Okinawa victims press government to re-assess the landfill application for new base at Henoko

Volunteers recovering the remains of Battle of Okinawa victims press government to re-assess the landfill application for new base at Henoko

September 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Takamatsu Gushiken, the president of the Gamafuya, a volunteer group dedicated to the recovery of remains of the Battle of Okinawa, visited the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly on September 25. Gushiken asked Masaharu Kina, the chairman of the assembly, to reassess...

Oceanographer claims Oura Bay is a world treasure

Oceanographer claims Oura Bay is a world treasure

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Oceanographer Katherine Muzik, who is researching coral reefs all around the world, visited the protest tent located in front of the gate of Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago on September 22. Sit-in members protesting against the building of a new base,...

Autumnal Equinox Day in Okinawa

Autumnal Equinox Day in Okinawa

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

September 23 is Autumnal Equinox Day, one of the 24 seasons in the solar year. It is the equinoctial day of autumn, when day and night are of similar length.
As autumn approaches, the night will become longer than the day.

Recent weather and climate...

Okinawan scholars and journalists demand stop to new US base construction in Henoko

Okinawan scholars and journalists demand stop to new US base construction in Henoko

September 26, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 25, 25 scholars, journalists and Okinawa-based peace advocates announced an emergency statement seeking cancellation of construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago. This base would replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan City. They...

5,500 people take part in protest rally against the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko

5,500 people take part in protest rally against the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko

September 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Citizen groups gathered on the beach in the Henoko district of Nago in Okinawa for a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, on September 20. It was the second rally within...

Event introducing Okinawan literature held at US Library of Congress

Event introducing Okinawan literature held at US Library of Congress

September 14, 2014 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On September 9, an event introducing Okinawan literature titled “Living Spirit” was held at the US Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Katsunori Yamazato, literary scholar and president of Meio...

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