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Symposium on right to self-determination for Ainu and Ryukyuan

Symposium on right to self-determination for Ainu and Ryukyuan

February 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Uruma-no-Kai held a symposium on the right of self-determination for Ainu and Ryukyuans at Okinawa International University in Ginowan on February 7. This group aims to strengthen solidarity with the Ainu people and is involved with planning an annual “Northern Territories Day”, which is on February 7. About 30 people took part in the symposium.

Panelist Tsuyosh Arakaki, a member of the Ryukyu Shimpo editorial board, spoke out about...

 

AmerAsian School in Okinawa receives the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

AmerAsian School in Okinawa receives the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

February 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship is an award that honors individuals and organizations working on international cultural exchange activities based in regions nationwide. The AmerAsian School in Okinawa has received the award this time. This is...

A visit from Miss Okinawa queens

January 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 20, three Miss Okinawa 2015, Ayami Machida (Miss Sky Blue), Riyo Kisyaba (Miss Cobalt Blue), Azusa Ahagon (Miss Clean Green Gracious) visited the Ryukyu Shimpo Office.

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Parts fall from Kadena’s F-15; similar accidents frequently happen

Parts fall from Kadena's F-15; similar accidents frequently happen

February 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

An F-15 fighter belonging to U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base lost its distal portion weighing 5.4 kg from the left of the vertical stabilizers during flight on February 4. This conical shaped metal part is about 23 cm high and about 15 cm in width. According to...

District court recognizes Naha City’s claim on sea boundary from Ryukyu Kingdom era

January 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 28, chief judge Hiroshi Suzuki of Naha District Court recognized Naha City’s claim on a lawsuit filed by Naha City against Tomigusuku City to confirm the sea boundary south of Naha Airport. The court conceded Naha City’s sea boundary claim...

Coast Guard officer takes excessive action against female citizen: Japanese government cites safety measurement

Coast Guard officer takes excessive action against female citizen: Japanese government cites safety measurement

January 31, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty-one-year-old female filmmaker Asako Kageyama was on a ship protesting against the plan to build an alternative base in Henoko, Nago, for Ginowan-based U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma. A coast guard officer took excessive action against her by putting...

Doubt cast on committee by Defense Bureau for environmental protection of Henoko relocation

January 29, 2015 Kyoko Ishii and Yuri Shimizu of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Environmental Oversight Committee was set up by the Okinawa Defense Bureau to carry out environmental protection measures to mitigate the impact of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago. Some...

7,000 citizens form human chain in Tokyo to protest against new US base in Henoko

7,000 citizens form human chain in Tokyo to protest against new US base in Henoko

January 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, in Tokyo, about 7,000 people, including scholars, members of citizen groups, and people from Okinawa, formed a human chain around the Diet building to oppose a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. The protesters successfully completed the human chain...

Island-Wide Council to appeal to the United Nations, working with the Okinawa prefectural government

January 14, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 13, Director Yoshikazu Tamaki of the “Island-Wide Council for Leading to the Future and Realizing the Okinawa Statement” has announced an international strategy at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Building. Among the plans...

The first Megamouth Shark fossil to be found in Asia has been unearthed in Okinawa

The first Megamouth Shark fossil to be found in Asia has been unearthed in Okinawa

January 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawan researchers have unearthed the fossilized tooth of a megamouth shark on the east coast of the southern island prefecture. There are few fossil specimens of the shark worldwide. Fossilized remains of the shark had only been found in North America and Europe...

Okinawa Association of Bolivia holds New Year’s party

Okinawa Association of Bolivia holds New Year's party

January 19, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 17, the Okinawa Association of Bolivia held a New Year’s party with Okinawan Bolivian students who are visiting Okinawa, in Naha. The Bolivian students are third generation Okinawan Bolivian and came to Okinawa with scholarships from the Okinawa...