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BPO recognizes rights violation against Ms. Shin

BPO recognizes rights violation against Ms. Shin

 

March 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On March 8, the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) recognized Tokyo Metropolitan Television (Tokyo MX) had violated the rights of Sugo Shin, a representative of “Norikoe-net” (Overcome-net), a protest group against hate speech.

The violation took place on one of Tokyo MX’s programs, “News Jyoshi” (News Women).

The BPO submitted a written warning directing Tokyo MX to practice proper...

 

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

March 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Around 5:30 pm on February 28 at Ginowan City Funtenma Elementary School, a transport aircraft Osprey was photographed flying. A student’s family member spotted and videotaped the Osprey. The video footage shows the bottom of the aircraft. In response...

New York demonstrators protest Henoko base, call to acquit Yamashiro

New York demonstrators protest Henoko base, call to acquit Yamashiro

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On February 24 Okinawa Peace Appeal, a group comprised of Okinawan people who live in the United States, held a demonstration in New York supporting Chairman Hiroji...

Osprey aerial refueling confirmed near the hamlet of Ada

Osprey aerial refueling confirmed near the hamlet of Ada

 

February 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

It was confirmed around 5:45 p.m. on February 14 that a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 transport Osprey was engaging in aerial refueling near the hamlet of Ada, Kunigami Village.

The cause of the crash in Abu, Nago City...

Nago residents celebrate Susumu Inamine for his completed terms as mayor

Nago residents celebrate Susumu Inamine for his completed terms as mayor

 

February 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 7, a party to celebrate the end of Inamine’s term as mayor was held at the Nago City Office.

 

In his farewell address Inamine said, “The only regret weighing on my mind is the work I left...

Study proves for the first time that mantas become adults at five years old

Study proves for the first time that mantas become adults at five years old

 

February 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu announced on January 30 that a male Alfred manta born at the aquarium in June, 2008 was confirmed to be an adult capable of reproduction at five years of age after having been continusouly observed...

More than 100-thousand people petition to suspend U.S. military aircrafts flights over nursery

More than 100-thousand people petition to suspend U.S. military aircrafts flights over nursery

 

February 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Following the incident where parts fell from an U.S. military aircraft, 100,456 signatures were collected by January 31 by the Midorigaoka Nursery’s Parents’ Association.

The petition called for the suspension...

Fifth grade student successfully hatches quail’s egg bought from store

Fifth grade student successfully hatches quail’s egg bought from store

January 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten-year-old Isshin Nakasone, fifth-grade student at Hagoromo Elementary School in Ginowan, successfully hatched five quails out of 19 eggs that he bought at a store last June. According to his mother Eri ,38, they did not have many expectations before they started...

Okinawans’lives continue being threatened by U.S. military aircraft 73 years after WWII

January 27, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

With the concentration of U.S. military bases on Okinawa, accidents and trouble caused by U.S. military aircraft are never-ending. Many incidents have occurred that injure and kill Okinawans, and their way of life has come to be threatened by military aircraft....

Naha District Court rules Japanese government not liable for war acts committed under the Meiji constitution

January 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 23, a judge at the Naha District Court made a ruling in a lawsuit calling for an apology by the national government and 11 million yen per plaintiff in damages instituted by 44 plaintiffs comprising Okinawan survivors of battle in the south sea islands...

Nago City Board of Education to conduct archeological survey in February on Henoko Peninsula, possible affecting base construction

Nago City Board of Education to conduct archeological survey in February on Henoko Peninsula, possible affecting base construction

January 26, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shohei Tsukazaki

 

 

The Nago Board of Education (BoE) and the Okinawa BoE decided January 25 to conduct a cultural asset survey starting in February on the land portion of the “Nagasaki Kaneku Scattered Artifact Zone” located...