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US F/A-18 accident marks 50th US military aircraft crash in Okinawa since 1972 return to Japan

US F/A-18 accident marks 50th US military aircraft crash in Okinawa since 1972 return to Japan

 

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At about 11:45 a.m. on November 12, an F/A-18 fighter jet from Carrier Air Wing Five of the U.S. Navy Carrier experienced engine trouble and crashed in the ocean approximately 140 kilometers to the southwest of Minami-Daito Island, and approximately 290 kilometers east-southeast of Naha City.

The F/A-18 had taken off from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, and was conducting joint U.S.-Japan flight training with the...

 

Citizens protesting in Oura Bay ask for understanding that they do not want Henoko base

Citizens protesting in Oura Bay ask for understanding that they do not want Henoko base

 

November 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On November 7, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) moved forward with installing floats on the ocean as part of construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City.

Citizens who oppose construction...

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On November 2, the Japanese government decided to resubmit nomination of an Okinawan site for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Natural Heritage status.

The...

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

 

November 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Henoko reporting team) November 3 saw the first mass action protesting the new base construction since the national government resumed construction after the land minister ordered an injunction to invalidate the Okinawa prefectural...

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

 

November 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Waseda University announced the award-winning pieces for the 18th Waseda Journalism Award in Memory of Ishibashi Tanzan on November 1.

This award is dedicated to the legacy of former prime minister and journalist Tanzan Ishibashi...

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

 

October 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 30, five Okinawan researchers including University of the Ryukyus professors Hiroto Tokuda and Masaaki Gabe held a press conference and released a statement criticizing the Okinawa Defense Bureau for requesting that the Minister...

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

 

October 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Ryukyu Dynasty Parade was held on Kokusai Street in Naha City on October 28, the second day of the Shuri Castle Festival. Many spectators lined the streets to enjoy the annual procession. Onlookers cheered in amazement and adoration...

The Global Community Center Connects Egypt to the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha

The Global Community Center Connects Egypt to the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha

October 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hiroe Nakagawa and Yoko Tabuki

 

A plan has begun to connect Egypt and the Hantagawa Community Center in Naha, with the goal of building a community center in Egypt.

In January, the “Global Community Center,” that links the Hantagawa...

“The Martial Art of Peace,” the essence of Okinawa Karate, performed by 5 top Karate figures for Karate Day celebration

“The Martial Art of Peace,” the essence of Okinawa Karate, performed by 5 top Karate figures for Karate Day celebration

 

October 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

As part of the celebration of “Karate Day” on October 25, five of the Okinawa...

Prefecture to add student death toll to war memorial

Prefecture to add student death toll to war memorial

 

October 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

The prefecture of Okinawa recently passed a decision to add a supplemental plaque next to the Cenotaph for All Student Corps (Zen Gakutotai no Hi) located in Mabuji, Itoman City.

The plaque will bear the...

Nara organizations form group to urge return of Ryukyuan remains kept at Kyoto University

October 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

In response to Kyoto University retaining human remains removed by anthropologists from Okinawa in the early Showa era, several organizations including the Nara-Okinawa Solidarity Commission have established a group called the Nara Prefectural Council Requesting...