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Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

 

October 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Twelve children between the age of four and eleven living in Fukushima prefecture and their six mothers were invited to the Geruma Camp at Geruma Island, Zamami Village in Okinawa on October 24 and 25.

The event has been carried out annually to support the people affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear crisis and the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The project was launched by Okinawan model, Kurara Chibana, in 2012....

 

ODB recorded call from heretofore unidentified dugong in waters surrounding Henoko in August

ODB recorded call from heretofore unidentified dugong in waters surrounding Henoko in August

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

In order to study the impacts of replacement facility construction in Henoko, Nago City for Futenma Air Station (currently located in Ginowan City), the Ministry of Defense’s Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) is conducting...

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

As of 7:00 a.m. on October 12, the charred remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station cast a miserable sight the night after it burst into flames due to a forced landing on pasture in Takae,...

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

 

October 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 8, the 47th annual Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival featuring the world’s largest festival rope took place at Kumoji intersection on National Route 58 in Naha City.

According to organizers about 270,000...

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 5:20 p.m. on October 11, a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station was forced to land on pasture in Takae near the U.S. military Northern Training Area, Higashi...

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 12 the prefectural citizens’ organization opposing the relocation of U.S. bases within Okinawa and those involved in the Futenma noise lawsuits held an emergency gathering in Kitanakagusuku Village in front of the Ishihira...

Celebrating tokachi with 400 people in front of Camp Schwab

Celebrating tokachi with 400 people in front of Camp Schwab

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“Grandma Fumiko is everyone’s sun, smile, and courage.

” On September 27 in a tent in front of U.S. military Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City of Okinawa Prefecture, Fumiko Shimabukuro celebrated her tokachi,...

Okinawa Defense Bureau begins talks with Okinawa prefectural government regarding endangered coral

Okinawa Defense Bureau begins talks with Okinawa prefectural government regarding endangered coral

 

September 29, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the discovery of an endangered species of coral in the sea area that is set to be turned into reclaimed land for the planned construction of a new military base in Henoko, Nago as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps...

Yomitan Village Assembly condemns vandalism of Chibichiri Gama as disrespectful to the war dead

Yomitan Village Assembly condemns vandalism of Chibichiri Gama as disrespectful to the war dead

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the afternoon of September 22, the Yomitan Village Council held a session at which they approved a special resolution by the majority (13 in favor, 5 in opposition) on an incident of vandalism at the Chibichiri Gama cave in Namihira,...

Chikako Yamashiro receives Asian Art Award as young internationally rising artist

Chikako Yamashiro receives Asian Art Award as young internationally rising artist

 

September 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Asian Art Award 2017, an award given to upcoming young global artists, was announced on September 27.

Chikako Yamashiro, art director and artist, from Naha City was given the grand prize.

 

Yamashiro...

2 Ospreys make emergency landing at Ishigaki airport, runway temporarily closed

2 Ospreys make emergency landing at Ishigaki airport, runway temporarily closed

September 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 2 p.m. on September 29, two MV-22 Osprey aircraft belonging to the U.S. military’s Futenma air base made an emergency landing at Ishigaki Airport.

According to the Okinawa Defense Bureau, the cockpit indicator in one of the two...