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Futenma elementary school’s yearly evacuation drill assumes a U.S. military aircraft crash

Futenma elementary school’s yearly evacuation drill assumes a U.S. military aircraft crash

 

January 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 18, the Futenma Daini Elementary School conducted an evacuation drill assuming a situation in which a U.S. military aircraft approaches the airspace over the school.

With evaluators stationed by the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) present, the school representatives confirmed the evacuation routes and assembly points.

City Board of Education Guidance Section Manager Mitsugu Kanou angrily said, “It’s as...

 

Another MCAS Futenma helicopter emergency landing, this time in Yomitan Village

Another MCAS Futenma helicopter emergency landing, this time in Yomitan Village

 

anuary 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On January 8 around 4:45 p.m. an AH-1 attack helicopter from MCAS Futenma made an emergency landing on the grounds of the Hijagawa administrative group waste disposal facility in Gima, Yomitan Village. People working in the fields nearby...

Ikei citizens to protest this month after U.S. Military helicopter makes emergency landing

Ikei citizens to protest this month after U.S. Military helicopter makes emergency landing

 

January 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Uruma, Ikei Island) A UH-1 U.S. military helicopter from MCAS Futenma made an...

Solemn New Year’s celebration held at the Shuri Castle

Solemn New Year’s celebration held at the Shuri Castle

January 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An event called Shinshun no Utage or New Year’s Banquet was held at Shuri Castle in Naha on January 1.

 

Three scenes from the Chouhaiokishiki or Imperial Court New Year’s morning ceremony from the Ryukyu Kingdom...

Takae representatives vote to return helicopter accident-related gratitude letter to U.S. military

 

December 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 23 at a meeting of Takae’s ward representatives, they unanimously decided to return the letter of gratitude that the U.S. military delivered in regard to the U.S. helicopter that made an emergency landing and burst into...

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The public trial for Okinawa Peace Movement Center Chairman Hiroji Yamashiro and two others was held at Naha District Court on December 20 (Judge Toshihiro Shibata presiding).

The accused are facing charges including forcible...

Nago protest gathering of 3000 demands Osprey removal from Okinawa

Nago protest gathering of 3000 demands Osprey removal from Okinawa

 

December 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 15 at the 21st Century Forest Park Gymnasium in Nago City, in observance of the crash of an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station on December 13 last year in Abu, Nago, the All-Okinawa...

Miyakojima residents protest against GSDF deployment to Miyako Island

Miyakojima residents protest against GSDF deployment to Miyako Island

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 13 at the Miyakojima City Central Public Hall on Miyako Island, a citizens’ rally was held to protest the construction of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) missile bases.

About 130 residents participated.

 

At...

Tree Nymph Butterfly takes the top spot in the “Haberu General Election”

Tree Nymph Butterfly takes the top spot in the “Haberu General Election”

 

December 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “Haberu General Election,” (Hosted by the Okinawa Butterfly Designation...

Governor petitions directly to the Ministry of Defense after U.S. military helicopter window falls

Governor petitions directly to the Ministry of Defense after U.S. military helicopter window falls

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Following the accident in which a window frame fell off a U.S. helicopter and the grounds of Futenma Daini Elementary School in Ginowan City, on the afternoon of December 14, Governor Takeshi Onaga visited Minister of...

U.S. helicopter crash throws debris onto elementary school sports field ten meters from children

U.S. helicopter crash throws debris onto elementary school sports field ten meters from children

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 13, an object reflecting white light was visible falling from the sky.

With a crashing sound a cloud of dust whirled about and U.S. military helicopter fragments flew into the air.

A window from this aircraft...