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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 in December 2016 was determined to be an Osprey aerial refueling exercise.

Experts have pointed out the high difficulty level and risk of the operation.

 

On February 8 part...

 

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...

Four young men who vandalized Chibichiri-gama set up 12 Buddha statues

Four young men who vandalized Chibichiri-gama set up 12 Buddha statues

 

January 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Between January 23 and 25, the four young men who vandalized Chibichiri-gama vistied the site with their probation officers as part of their probation program.

They assembled Buddha statues by attaching face and...

October 2017 U.S. helicopter accident site’s soil contains toxic substances including benzene

October 2017 U.S. helicopter accident site’s soil contains toxic substances including benzene

 

January 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ayako Sakaguchi

 

It came to Ryukyu Shimpo’s attention on January 21 that toxic substances such as the carcinogen benzene are present on the site where a CH-53E U.S. military helicopter went up in flames and came to the ground...

Ishiagaki residents’ rally of 400 says fervent “NO” to GSDF deployment on Ishigaki Island

January 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 18 the residents’ liaison association to oppose militarization of Ishigaki held a citizens’ rally at Ishigaki Citizen Hall to ask that the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) not be deployed to Ishigaki Island.

According to the organizers...