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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 slammed down right in the center of Futenma Daini Elementary School’s sports field in Ginowan City, Okinawa.

The point where the window fell was ten meters from the nearest child.

Pupils...

 

U.S. helicopter window falls on Futenma Daini Elementary School grounds during P.E. class, Okinawa demands all flights suspended

U.S. helicopter window falls on Futenma Daini Elementary School grounds during P.E. class, Okinawa demands all flights suspended

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A window from a CH-53 helicopter flying out of MCAS Futenma, measuring 90 sq....

Young men who vandalized Chibichirigama cave apologize, wish to learn about the Battle of Okinawa

Young men who vandalized Chibichirigama cave apologize, wish to learn about the Battle of Okinawa

 

December 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On...

U.S. military crime’s low indictment rates appear affected by secret

 

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

 

In the decade spanning 2007 through 2016, the average indictment rate for people associated with the U.S. military (including military personnel, military contractors, and family...

Canister believed to be from a US helicopter lands on a nursery school in Ginowan

Canister believed to be from a US helicopter lands on a nursery school in Ginowan

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A plastic canister landed on the metal roof of the Futenma Baptist Church’s Midorigaoka Nursery School in Nodake, Ginowan, around 10:20 a.m. on December 7.

No people were injured. Right around the time of the dropped tube, a U.S. military...

Ex-Marine Kenneth Shinzato sentenced to life in Okinawa rape and murder trial

Ex-Marine Kenneth Shinzato sentenced to life in Okinawa rape and murder trial

 

December 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato (formerly Gadson) was given a life...

American conservationists in dugong lawsuit visit Henoko, show solidarity with local citizens

American conservationists in dugong lawsuit visit Henoko, show solidarity with local citizens

November 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

 

On November 30, the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit against the U.S. came to i

nspect Henoko.

 

This lawsuit is aimed at stopping construction of the Futenma Air Station replacement facility,...

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa to take their case to Japan’s Supreme Court after Japan found not liable in reparation lawsuit

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa to take their case to Japan’s Supreme Court after Japan found not liable in reparation lawsuit

 

December 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court handed down an appeal...

Waste site trouble caused suspension of garbage collection from military

Waste site trouble caused suspension of garbage collection from military

 

November 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

With the Okinawa Prefecture deciding to revoke the permit to treat industrial waste for the Kurashikikankyo Co. Ltd. in Okinawa City, which manages most of the U.S. military base waste, the bases are facing a waste treatment problem.

The...

Trial for ex-Marine accused of the murder of Okinawan woman continues: Defendant claims “I am not a bad person,” while prosecution recommends life sentence

Trial for ex-Marine accused of the murder of Okinawan woman continues: Defendant claims “I am not a bad person,” while prosecution recommends life sentence

 

November 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

The closing arguments and sentencing recommendations for the 33-year old ex-Marine accused of murder and rape resulting in death of an Okinawan woman back in April while working as a civilian on a U.S. military base...

Marines Commandant Neller expresses “great sympathy” for Marine who caused fatal collision

Marines Commandant Neller expresses “great sympathy” for Marine who caused fatal collision

 

November 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 21 Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Robert Neller spoke about the fatal collision on November 19 due to a Marine Corps serviceman driving under the influence of alcohol.

He said: “Well, our condolences go to...