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Citizens protest destruction of nature while covering blocks are set along K4 seawall in Henoko

Citizens protest destruction of nature while covering blocks are set along K4 seawall in Henoko

July 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On July 6 as part of construction in Henoko, Nago City of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station, work began on installing covering blocks at the K4 seawall on the shore of Camp Schwab.

Mobile cranes were observed lifting these covering blocks into place to form a protective layer. Since Typhoon No. 8 is expected to come upon Okinawa’s shore early next week, the work is probably a preventative measure against the...

 

World Heritage site Nakijin Castle wall collapses due to Typhoon Number Seven

World Heritage site Nakijin Castle wall collapses due to Typhoon Number Seven

 

July 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Due to the wind and rain from Typhoon Number Seven that passed through the main island of Okinawa between late in the evening on July 1 and the morning on July 2, part of the castle wall of World Heritage site Nakijin Castle collapsed.

 

Specifically,...

Okinawa Police determine broken farm shed windows caused by stray bullet

Okinawa Police determine broken farm shed windows caused by stray bullet

 

June 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

 

Okinawa Prefectural Police announced on June 28 that a crime lab had confirmed that the two windows of a farm shed in an orchard in Sukuta, Nago, which were broken on June 21 by, “what appeared to be a fired...

Miyamori Elementary School hosts a memorial service for 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash

Miyamori Elementary School hosts a memorial service for 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash

 

June 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On June 29, a memorial service for the 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash was hosted at the Miyamori Elementary School by the student council.

It has been 59 years since a jet fighter plane crash landed due to poor maintenance...

Peace poem “Live” by 14-year-old receives widespread attention

Peace poem “Live” by 14-year-old receives widespread attention

 

June 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The peace poem by Rinko Sagara, a 14-year-old student in her third year at Minatogawa Junior High School in Urasoe City, has received a lot of attention on the internet.

She read her poem at the “Irei no hi” Memorial Ceremony...

Event to commemorate former governor Masahide Ota held in Naha

 

June 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An event to commemorate former governor of Okinawa and emeritus professor at the University of the Ryukyus, Masahide Ota, who passed away in June, 2017, was held in Naha the evening of June 12.

He died at the age of ninety-two.

The...

Orchard cabin windows damaged by stray bullet near Camp Schwab, police suspect U.S. military

Orchard cabin windows damaged by stray bullet near Camp Schwab, police suspect U.S. military

June 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On June 21 at about 2:00 p.m., an object resembling a bullet was reported found at a small work cabin in an orchard in Sukuta, Nago City. No one was injured, but two panes of glass in the cabin were damaged.

According to the property...

Citizens call “protect the coral” from 70 canoes and 9 boats to protest Henoko base

Citizens call “protect the coral” from 70 canoes and 9 boats to protest Henoko base

June 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

A team of about 70 vibrantly colored citizens’ canoes face the Japan Coast Guard’s black inflatable boats, separated by an oil fence.

As a backdrop to the contrasting colors of the two sides, the “thuds” of the...

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 6 and 7, the Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad held their 59th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad in Hawaii.

Here, the association established June 20 as International Day of Nikkei.

June 20 was the...

F-15 crash arouses concern among residents about dangers of living near Kadena Air Base

F-15 crash arouses concern among residents about dangers of living near Kadena Air Base

 

June 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the early morning on June 11, a U.S. F-15 fighter aircraft from Kadena Air Base crashed in the ocean to the south of Okinawa Island.

 

Residents living in the vicinity of the base have been reminded again of the danger...

Adjustments to ODB’s plan for handling coral pushes soil depositing back to mid-August

Adjustments to ODB’s plan for handling coral pushes soil depositing back to mid-August

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Japanese government is making arrangements for land reclamation work in Henoko, as part of construction of the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station.

Although the government planned to start depositing soil into the ocean...