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Kitadaito residents get relief as food items finally reach island

Kitadaito residents get relief as food items finally reach island

September 26, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
Junko Uechi

Kitadaito—The Daito, a passenger-cargo ship connecting Kitadaito island to Naha, resumed operations on September 25.

Its operation was suspended on September 11, due to stormy conditions and a typhoon passing by.

Many flights to the island were cancelled as well, causing a shortage of food items in Kitadaito Village.

Once the container ships reached Ezaki port in Minami, plenty of fresh foods, frozen items, and...

 

Mid-Autumn Celebration: A moonlit fall equinox dance performance at Shurijo Castle Park

Mid-Autumn Celebration: A moonlit fall equinox dance performance at Shurijo Castle Park

September 15, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Shurijo Castle Park’s annual celebration of the fall equinox, “Mid-Autumn Celebration” (Chushu no Utage) kicked off on September 14, on the special stage set up in the Seiden, or main hall area, of Shurijo Castle.

The event includes a reenactment...

30 meter landslide in Henoko near ammunition depot

30 meter landslide in Henoko near ammunition depot

September 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Nago) As of September 16, it was confirmed that a landslide occurred near the U.S. military’s Henoko Ordnance Ammunition Depot facing Oura Bay in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture.

The landslide occurred right next to the fence demarcating the base land, and...

Interview: Gov. Tamaki on cooperation and society’s role in personal fulfillment

Interview: Gov. Tamaki on cooperation and society’s role in personal fulfillment

September 13, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
Interviewed by Tsuyoshi Matsumoto (Editor-in-Chief, The Ryukyu Shimpo)

Okinawa’s goal to create “a caring, uniquely Okinawan society, in which no one is left behind,” is also the core philosophy of the prefectural administration, as it advances its...

GSDF armored vehicle seen driving along National Route 58 with machine gun uncovered

GSDF armored vehicle seen driving along National Route 58 with machine gun uncovered

September 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

At about 5:30 p.m. on August 8, an armored vehicle apparently belonging to the 15th brigade of the Ground Self-Defense Forces (GSDF) was observed driving on Japan National Route 58 in Nakanishi, Urasoe City bound for Naha, with its machine gun pointed in its...

Taiwanese dialysis patient visiting Okinawa grounded by typhoon saved by Okinawan doctors who teamed up to rush him supplies

Taiwanese dialysis patient visiting Okinawa grounded by typhoon saved by Okinawan doctors who teamed up to rush him supplies

September 8, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Taiwanese dialysis patient who was forced to spend the night in Okinawa after flights were grounded with Typhoon No. 13 approaching was able to avoid an emergency when doctors and pharmaceutical companies in Okinawa teamed up to secure his dialysis fluid. Guan-Ren...

Rycom name change approved by Kitanakagusuku village assembly

September 7, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

KITANAKAGUSUKU-The area surrounding Okinawa Rycom AEON Mall has been officially named “Aza Rycom” as of September 7. The area was formerly addressed as “Kitanakagusuku Awase Rezoning Project Grounds.” The Awase Rezoning Association invited the public...

Typhoon Lingling reaches highest wind speed in recorded history at Miyako Airport

Typhoon Lingling reaches highest wind speed in recorded history at Miyako Airport

September 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to a representative of the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, the extremely strong typhoon approaching Okinawa recorded a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 61.2 meters at Miyako Airport in Miyakojima on September 5 at 12:22 p.m.

This record...

Fishing boat washes ashore in Okinawa 8 years after being swept away in 2011 Tohoku tsunami

Fishing boat washes ashore in Okinawa 8 years after being swept away in 2011 Tohoku tsunami

September 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 31, the fishing boat Seisho-maru (0.8 tons), which was lost after being swept away in the tsunami following the 2011 East Japan earthquake, was discovered washed ashore in Kin, Kin, Okinawa by an employee of the Nakagusuku Regional Coast Guard Headquarters...

Researcher spots U.S. military helicopter landing on former NTA land in Ada, Kunigami Village

Researcher spots U.S. military helicopter landing on former NTA land in Ada, Kunigami Village

September 4, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Around 3:00 p.m. on September 4 a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter was spotted taking off and landing on returned Northern Training Area (NTA) land in Ada, Kunigami Village.

The strip where it landed, called the LZ-FBJ helipad, was returned to Okinawa...

Korean firefighters and Japanese tourists who teamed up to rescue a Chinese tourist while visiting Okinawa to receive thank you cards

Korean firefighters and Japanese tourists who teamed up to rescue a Chinese tourist while visiting Okinawa to receive thank you cards

September 2, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

The Naha Fire Department announced September 2 that they would be presenting a thank you card to two Korean firefighters who, back in June, just happened to be passing through the Don Quijote store on Kokusai Dori in Naha when a Chinese tourist...