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Asahi Shinbun feature article helps Kikukawa to encourage Okinawa under U.S military administration

Asahi Shinbun feature article helps Kikukawa to encourage Okinawa under U.S military administration

January 13, 2015 Mamoru Yasuda of Ryukyu Shimpo

Sixty years ago, on January 13, 1955, the Asahi Shinbun, one of the five national newspapers in Japan, published a feature article on Okinawa under the U.S military administration. It was a groundbreaking article, which reported on the oppressive situation in Okinawa under the U.S. military administration, for the first time to mainland Japanese. A high school student from Tokyo, who read the article, sent a letter to encourage the people...

 

Coast Guard officers take excessive action against citizens in Henoko

Coast Guard officers take excessive action against citizens in Henoko

January 21, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The governments of Japan and the United States are moving forward with their plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko, Nago. On January 20, workers employed by Okinawa Defense Bureau set up an oil fence from off the coast of Camp Schwab...

Parts of US Marine helicopter weighing 200 kilograms falls near Tonaki

Parts of US Marine helicopter weighing 200 kilograms falls near Tonaki

January 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At around 17:30 p.m. on January 15, parts of a U.S. Marine AH- attack helicopter belonging to the Futenma base fell during flight in training airspace near Irisuna Island, Tonaki. The parts weighed more than about 200 kilograms, including hellfire missile launcher...

12 F-16 Fighting Falcon from Air National Guard base to Kadena Air Base

12 F-16 Fighting Falcon from Air National Guard base to Kadena Air Base

January 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Four F-16 Fighting Falcon belonging to the Wisconsin Air National Guard base flew in to Kadena Air Base at 3:14 p.m. on January 15. The air national guard base announced a plan to temporarily station 12 Fighting Falcon at Kadena Air Base. Deployment of all the...

Japanese government resumes construction work of new U.S military base in the sea off Henoko

January 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The governments of Japan and the United States plan to construct a replacement...

Over 1000 people take part in first calligraphy of the year

Over 1000 people take part in first calligraphy of the year

January 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 25th Kakizome Festival was held at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Naha City on January 10. The event involves around 1,000 people writing kanji and prizes are awarded.

About 1,050 people ranging from three to 68 year-old took part in this year`s...

Rinken Band performs in Paris

Rinken Band performs in Paris

December 29, 2014 Yoko Oshiro, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

As December arrives and the streets of Paris fill with Parisians in long black coats, the Japan Culture House of Paris sprang to life in vibrant Okinawan colors when Rinken Band held a two-day concert on December 5 and 6.

The...

Elephant Ryuka does first calligraphy of the year

Elephant Ryuka does first calligraphy of the year

January 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 2, a New Year’s Festival was held at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in the Goya district of Okinawa City. Popular Indian elephant Ryuka has performed kakizome, or first calligraphy of the year. She dexterously wrote sheep, this year’s Chinese...

Citizen group aims to nominate Nuchi du Takara for Nobel Peace Prize

Citizen group aims to nominate <em>Nuchi du Takara</em> for Nobel Peace Prize

December 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 23, a meeting was held in Naha to set up the Nuchi du Takara Society (tentative). The society will work towards getting the concept of ‘Nuchi du Takara’ nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nuchi du Takara is Okinawan dialect for...

Consul general of Germany Karsten visits Ginoza to see “Never War Again”

Consul general of Germany Karsten visits Ginoza to see

December 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Ingo Karsten visited Ginoza Village for the first time to see a production titled “1914-1918 The First World War Collage – Nie Wieder Krieg (Never War Again)” on December 28. This drama,...

U.S soldier arrested for trespassing in Okinawa City: possibly intoxicated

January 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 2, the Okinawa Police Station arrested a 23-year-old second class-ranking staff sergeant, based at Kadena Air Base, on suspicion of trespassing. He was sent to the public prosecutor’s office. According to the police station, the suspect denies...