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University of the Ryukyus research team finds distinct hereditary groups among Okinawan islands

University of the Ryukyus research team finds distinct hereditary groups among Okinawan islands

November 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

A research team under Professor Shiro Maeda of the University of the Ryukyus Graduate School of Medicine made public that when compared genetically, people from Okinawa have a different genetic background than Japanese people from mainland Japan. Even within Okinawa, each region has several hereditary groups. Researchers are coming to understand how genetics affect a person’s susceptibility to illness and the efficacy of medicine. With further discoveries,...

 

Iejima “LHD deck” airstrip completed for use by U.S. military next month

November 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Expansion work on the airstrip simulating an LHD deck, a flight deck of an amphibious assault ship, at Iejima Auxiliary Airfield was recently finished. The U.S. Marine Corps explained to Ie Village and the Okinawa Defense Bureau that Marine Corps F-35B vertical...

“Don’t Destroy Okinawa’s Future,” citizens protest in front of Camp Schwab gate

“Don’t Destroy Okinawa’s Future,” citizens protest in front of Camp Schwab gate

November 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

On November 22, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) continued with carrying in the materials over land needed for the new base construction related to the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Nago City. Since resuming transportation...

US aerial tankers fly to MCAS Futenma, Ginowan residents complain of noise intensification

US aerial tankers fly to MCAS Futenma, Ginowan residents complain of noise intensification

 

November 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Around 4:00 p.m. on November 15 in Ginowan City, a KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft flew in to Futenma Air Station and spent about 30 minutes flying at low altitudes over the area around the base.

On the same day,...

US F/A-18 accident marks 50th US military aircraft crash in Okinawa since 1972 return to Japan

US F/A-18 accident marks 50th US military aircraft crash in Okinawa since 1972 return to Japan

 

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At about 11:45 a.m. on November 12, an F/A-18 fighter jet from Carrier Air Wing Five of the U.S. Navy Carrier experienced engine trouble and crashed in the ocean approximately 140 kilometers to the southwest of Minami-Daito Island,...

Citizens protesting in Oura Bay ask for understanding that they do not want Henoko base

Citizens protesting in Oura Bay ask for understanding that they do not want Henoko base

 

November 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On November 7, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) moved forward with installing floats on the ocean as part of construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City.

Citizens who oppose construction...

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

Japan to resubmit Amami-Okinawa site nomination for World Natural Heritage List inscription

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yuri Shimizu

 

On November 2, the Japanese government decided to resubmit nomination of an Okinawan site for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Natural Heritage status.

The...

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

Citizens protest in the rain with renewed conviction in mass action against new base construction: “We won’t be defeated!”

 

November 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Henoko reporting team) November 3 saw the first mass action protesting the new base construction since the national government resumed construction after the land minister ordered an injunction to invalidate the Okinawa prefectural...

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

Ryukyu Shimpo’s “Realities of U.S. Stationing in Okinawa” receives Ishibashi Tanzan Award

 

November 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Waseda University announced the award-winning pieces for the 18th Waseda Journalism Award in Memory of Ishibashi Tanzan on November 1.

This award is dedicated to the legacy of former prime minister and journalist Tanzan Ishibashi...

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

Researchers in Okinawa release statement “Okinawa Defense Bureau trampled local autonomy”

 

October 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 30, five Okinawan researchers including University of the Ryukyus professors Hiroto Tokuda and Masaaki Gabe held a press conference and released a statement criticizing the Okinawa Defense Bureau for requesting that the Minister...

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

Royal procession of 700 take Kokusai Street

 

October 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Ryukyu Dynasty Parade was held on Kokusai Street in Naha City on October 28, the second day of the Shuri Castle Festival. Many spectators lined the streets to enjoy the annual procession. Onlookers cheered in amazement and adoration...