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Oku residents protest their fishing port being used for Henoko construction material transport

On November 13 at 7:53 a.m. at Oku Port in Kunigami Village, a large boat can be seen waiting at port for the purpose of transporting gravel and such materials over the ocean.

November 13, 2017 Ryukyu...

 

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

 

November 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Taiwan University will return the remains of Ryukyuan people that were found in Mumujana grave in Nakijin Village by anthropologists from the former Imperial Universities in the early Showa era and are being kept at the university.

The...

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

(Central Okinawa) On November 2, ten F-35As, one of the U.S. Air Force’s newest stealth fighters, arrived at Kadena Air Base. The F-35As are normally stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The 18th Wing of the U.S....

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

 

October 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Twelve children between the age of four and eleven living in Fukushima prefecture and their six mothers were invited to the Geruma Camp at Geruma Island, Zamami Village in Okinawa on October 24 and 25.

The event has been carried...

ODB recorded call from heretofore unidentified dugong in waters surrounding Henoko in August

ODB recorded call from heretofore unidentified dugong in waters surrounding Henoko in August

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

In order to study the impacts of replacement facility construction in Henoko, Nago City for Futenma Air Station (currently located in Ginowan City), the Ministry of Defense’s Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) is conducting...

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

As of 7:00 a.m. on October 12, the charred remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station cast a miserable sight the night after it burst into flames due to a forced landing on pasture in Takae,...

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

 

October 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 8, the 47th annual Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival featuring the world’s largest festival rope took place at Kumoji intersection on National Route 58 in Naha City.

According to organizers about 270,000...

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 5:20 p.m. on October 11, a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station was forced to land on pasture in Takae near the U.S. military Northern Training Area, Higashi...

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 12 the prefectural citizens’ organization opposing the relocation of U.S. bases within Okinawa and those involved in the Futenma noise lawsuits held an emergency gathering in Kitanakagusuku Village in front of the Ishihira...

Celebrating tokachi with 400 people in front of Camp Schwab

Celebrating tokachi with 400 people in front of Camp Schwab

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“Grandma Fumiko is everyone’s sun, smile, and courage.

” On September 27 in a tent in front of U.S. military Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City of Okinawa Prefecture, Fumiko Shimabukuro celebrated her tokachi,...

Okinawa Defense Bureau begins talks with Okinawa prefectural government regarding endangered coral

Okinawa Defense Bureau begins talks with Okinawa prefectural government regarding endangered coral

 

September 29, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the discovery of an endangered species of coral in the sea area that is set to be turned into reclaimed land for the planned construction of a new military base in Henoko, Nago as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps...