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2 Ospreys make emergency landing at Ishigaki airport, runway temporarily closed

2 Ospreys make emergency landing at Ishigaki airport, runway temporarily closed

September 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 2 p.m. on September 29, two MV-22 Osprey aircraft belonging to the U.S. military’s Futenma air base made an emergency landing at Ishigaki Airport.

According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau, the cockpit indicator in one of the two Ospreys suggested a possible problem.

 

The aircraft appeared to suffer engine trouble. There seemed to be no abnormality in the other aircraft.

 

It is the first...

 

War remains recovery volunteer touts importance of keeping Battle of Okinawa lessons alive

War remains recovery volunteer touts importance of keeping Battle of Okinawa lessons alive

 

September 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 24, representative Takamatsu Gushiken of the Gamafuya, a volunteer group dedicated to the recovery of Battle of Okinawa remains, held a lecture at Asato Catholic Church in Asato, Naha City. About 60 people attended the...

2016 demographics: Okinawa birthrate remains highest in Japan for 43 years straight, but natural growth rate lowest since reversion

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 21, the Okinawa Prefectural Department of Public Health and...

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

 

September 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23 at a hotel construction site in a main street full of shops and restaurants in Naha City, an unexploded bomb from the Battle of Okinawa was disposed of.

 

Police blocked roads around the Matsuo intersection...

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Two U.S. servicemen robbed and beat a taxi driver on January 7, 2008 in Mihara, Okinawa City.

 

Although it has been more than nine years since the incident, on September 15 this year it came to light that reparations...

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Two Taiwanese fishing boats had drifted to the Hirara Port in Miyakojima City as a result of typhoon No. 18.

On September 14 at 8:57 am, four crew members who had been stranded on one of the boats were rescued by the Miyakojima...

Four teens arrested for damaging Chibichiri Gama suicide cave in Yomitan

Four teens arrested for damaging Chibichiri Gama suicide cave in Yomitan

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 15, the Kadena Police arrested four boys aged between 16 and 19 for vandalizing the Chibichiri Gama cave in Namihira, Yomitan where residents were forced to commit mass suicide during the Battle of Okinawa.

 

According...

Editorial: Unforgivable destruction at Chibichiri-gama desecrates the spirit of “nuchi du takara”

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It is impossible to forgive the desecration of the victims of the Battle of Okinawa and their surviving families by destroying a memorial site that conveys the true face of war.

 

The interior of and entrance to...

Group hoping to correct Chibichiri Gama omission from textbook protests against recent cave vandalism

Group hoping to correct Chibichiri Gama omission from textbook protests against recent cave vandalism

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – The “Committee to enact the 9/29 Okinawan Citizens Festival resolution,” which is working to restore in history textbooks the compulsory nature of the group suicides in Okinawa at the end of World War 2, held a symposium...

Okinawa City sets Guinness World Record for longest origami crane lei on local Day of Peace

Okinawa City sets Guinness World Record for longest origami crane lei on local Day of Peace

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

In Okinawa City, a project called “The Origami Crane Project: The Longest Origami Crane Lei” has been underway in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of connected origami cranes.

On September...

Descendants outraged as Chibichiri Gama found vandalized, collected remains destroyed

Descendants outraged as Chibichiri Gama found vandalized, collected remains destroyed

September 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Yomitan – Chibichiri Gama, a cave in Namihira, Yomitan where civilians were forced to commit suicide by the Japanese military after the Battle of Okinawa, was discovered to be vandalized on the morning of September 12.

Shoichi...