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Funeral held for “embodiment of postwar Okinawa” Kosuke Uehara

Funeral held for “embodiment of postwar Okinawa” Kosuke Uehara

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Okinawa) On the afternoon of August 10, a funeral for former Okinawa Development Bureau director Kosuke Uehara, who died at 84, was held at the Sunray Central Okinawa Shiunkaku in Okinawa City.

Uehara’s friends and associates from his time in the Okinawa Garrison Forces Labor Union (Zengunro, now Zenchuro) and members of the political world attended the funeral to pay their last respects.

Shinsuke Tomoyose, who...

 

New species of spider and goby fish found in Okinawa Prefecture

New species of spider and goby fish found in Okinawa Prefecture

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

New species of spider and goby fish have been found in Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawa is known worldwide as a location that fosters abundant biological diversity.

This discovery of new species once again reaffirms the idea...

Three newborn Yamagame turtles may provide hints to rare biology

Three newborn Yamagame turtles may provide hints to rare biology

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three Geoemyda japonica, also known as Ryukyu Yamagame turtle, were born at the Okinawa Zoo and Museum.

This is the first hatch in the past five years at the zoo.

Ryukyu Yamagame is a national monument and designated as an endangered species.

A...

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

MCAS Futenma’s Ospreys have an 8.3% crash rate, 10 total incidents since deployment

August 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The MV-22 Ospreys, vertical takeoff-capable transport helicopters stationed at MCAS Futenma, has experienced a total of 10 accidents and emergency landings since being deployed in 2012.

This was reported by officials from the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly’s...

Henoko base protestors observe minute of silence for US Marines killed in Osprey crash

Henoko base protestors observe minute of silence for US Marines killed in Osprey crash

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

In the morning on August 10, about 120 people protesting the construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station in Henoko, Nago City, conducted a sit-in at Camp Schwab’s gate.

The participants offered a minute of...

Futenma-based MV-22 Osprey crashes off the coast of Australia seven months after an accident in Okinawa, people concerned and angered

Futenma-based MV-22 Osprey crashes off the coast of Australia seven months after an accident in Okinawa, people concerned and angered

August 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

An MV-22 Osprey belonging to U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma crashed off the coast of Australia on August 5. Only seven months have passed since the Futenma-based MV-22 crashed on the coast of Abu, Nago City, last December.

Concerns and angers have since...

Residential complaints ignored, Ospreys continue to take off and land in the middle of the night

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Between 10:10 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on August 3, Ospreys conducted takeoff and landing practice on the Falcon, the helicopter takeoff and landing strip in U.S. military Camp Hansen near a residential area in Shirohara Ward, Ginoza Village.

Takeoff and landing...

“Carry on the mantle of peace and coexistence”—2,000 pay their respects to former governor Ota

“Carry on the mantle of peace and coexistence”—2,000 pay their respects to former governor Ota

July 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A public funeral to mourn former governor Masahide Ota, who passed away on June 12, and honor his achievements was held on the afternoon of July 26 at the Okinawa Convention Center in...

DNA of remains of war victims to be examined

July 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare will undertake DNA examination of the remains of Battle of Okinawa and civilian war victims.

The Ministry will send application forms for a DNA test to the bereaved families on July 26 and thereafter.

On July...

Japan National Governors’ Association study on U.S. military crime shows nearly half occurs in Okinawa

Japan National Governors’ Association study on U.S. military crime shows nearly half occurs in Okinawa

July 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27 it came to light that spanning the eight years between 2008 and 2015, out of the number of reported crimes committed by U.S. Forces, Japan (USFJ) military personnel, civilians in military employ, and their families living in Japan, those crimes committed...

Naha Airport runway closed due to damaged JASDF F-15 fighter jet, civilian flights delayed and canceled

Naha Airport runway closed due to damaged JASDF F-15 fighter jet, civilian flights delayed and canceled

July 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

At around 9:17 a.m. on July 26, the landing light glass of an F-15 fighter jet belonging to the Naha Base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) was damaged when it took off from Naha Airport.

According to the Naha Airport Office of the Ministry of Land,...