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Sunflower in full blossom after kindergarteners planted seeds in Motobu

Sunflower in full blossom after kindergarteners planted seeds in Motobu

Sunflower fully blossomed after local kindergarteners planted seeds at a farm in Bise in Motobu town, entertaining visitors.

The contrast of blue sky and yellow flower is very beautiful, as the 65-year-old landowner of the farm, Masataka Gushiken, called for visitors saying, “Please come see the flowers along with the popular garcinia tree road.”

The sunflower farm is located next to Bise Deguchi bus stop. The kindergarteners planted six kilograms of sunflower seeds in the...

 

US military conducts fifth parachute training on Tsuken despite opposition

US military conducts fifth parachute training on Tsuken despite opposition

July 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. military conducted parachute training in the ocean in the Tsuken Island training area the afternoon of July 19. The parachute training marks the fifth training conducted this year. During the three training sessions held that day, a total of sixteen soldiers...

Ryukyu Shimpo Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award goes to group that released 2014 Okinawa statement

Ryukyu Shimpo Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award goes to group that released 2014 Okinawa statement

 

July 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 22 the Ryukyu Shimpo selected an international group to receive the Ryukyu Shimpo Ikemiyagushiku Shui Award.

The group selected had released a 2014 Okinawa statement signed by 103 international scholars, peace advocates...

Morimasa Goya hopes prefectural referendum on Henoko base issue sparks conversation between opposing sides

Morimasa Goya hopes prefectural referendum on Henoko base issue sparks conversation between opposing sides

 

July 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shoichiro Yonamine

 

The Henoko Okinawa Referendum Committee, which is aiming to put a prefectural referendum on the ballot asking whether or not to allow new base construction in Henoko, Nago, succeeded in collecting 60,000 signatures...

Japan ASDF plane has tire puncture on runway at Naha Airport, affecting 46 flights and around 5,000 passengers

Japan ASDF plane has tire puncture on runway at Naha Airport, affecting 46 flights and around 5,000 passengers

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) E-2C airborne early warning aircraft stationed at Naha Air Base suffered a tire puncture shortly after landing at around 5:38 p.m. on July 17, while taxiing to the gate at Naha International Airport, causing the...

Ishigaki mayor agrees to receive Japan Ground Self-Defense troops

Ishigaki mayor agrees to receive Japan Ground Self-Defense troops

 

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the afternoon of July 18, Ishigaki City Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama held a meeting at the city hall to announce that Hirae Ohmata of Ishigaki City will receive the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) troops.

The...

MOD insists corals ineligible for transplantation only one month prior to Henoko soil deposits

MOD insists corals ineligible for transplantation only one month prior to Henoko soil deposits

July 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau’s (ODB) notification to the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), as of July 17 there is one month remaining until the day soil depositing into the ocean begins as part construction of a replacement facility...

Okinawa Karate demonstration held at Shikinaen to pray for success of International Tournament

Okinawa Karate demonstration held at Shikinaen to pray for success of International Tournament

 

July 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 7 at the Shikinaen Garden in Naha City, the executive committee for the Okinawa Karate International Tournament held a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the first Okinawa Karate International Tournament on August 1. Eight people,...

Australian artist Catherine Fisher protests Henoko base construction with exhibit in Shibuya

Australian artist Catherine Fisher protests Henoko base construction with exhibit in Shibuya

 

July 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Catherine Jane Fisher is holding an art exhibition meant to transmit the messages of peace and love, titled Nuchi du Takara (Life is a Treasure), in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Fisher is an Australian and a resident of Tokyo who protests U.S....

Citizens’ rally draws 2000 participants who protest against Henoko base construction

Citizens’ rally draws 2000 participants who protest against Henoko base construction

 

July 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 7, the All-Okinawa Coalition Against Construction of the New Base in Henoko held a citizens’ rally calling for protection of the dugong and coral.

As for the Henoko base that is being constructed as a replacement facility...

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...