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HUOA seeks donations for the construction of Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

HUOA seeks donations for the construction of Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

October 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 15, President Chris Mamoru Shimabukuro of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA), which has been visiting Okinawa from October 7 for an ancestral home study tour, visited the Ryukyu Shimpo building. The HUOA carries out tours every year. This year, 41 people, from first to fourth generation Okinawan-Hawaiian, stayed in Okinawa for ten days. The group took a tour of the Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum and castle ruin sites and also touched...

 

Nago City Assembly asks the U.S. and Japanese governments to stop the construction of a new base in Henoko

October 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are building a new base in the Henoko district of Nago for replacement of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, for which they began marine boring investigations in August. A majority of the Nago City Assembly members resolved...

Agricultural damage from typhoon Vongfong reaches 865 million yen

October 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 14, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced that the damages to the agricultural and fishery industries from typhoon No.19 Vongfong reached 864,840,000 yen. Twenty-six people were injured, including three serious cases.

There were ten residential...

Panel falls from Kadena F-15 fighter during training

October 4, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of October 2, a titanium alloy panel fell off an F-15 fighter jet stationed at United States Air Force Kadena Air Base. The panel was from the frame of the plane on the rear of the cockpit and weighed about 2.5 kilograms, with a diameter of about...

Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa by New Zealand translators published in US

<em>Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa</em> by New Zealand translators published in US

October 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo published a series of articles titled, Senka o Horu (Trans: Digging up the Ravages of War) between August 1983 and April 1985. An English translation of the article series has been published as a book in the United States, under a new...

Volunteer group from Hokkaido takes part in Henoko sit-in protest

Volunteer group from Hokkaido takes part in Henoko sit-in protest

October 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In front of the gate at Camp Schwab in Nago, about 40 citizens continue to stage a sit-in-protest against the construction of an alternative base for U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, which the Japanese and US governments want to relocate to Oura Bay, off...

Three rare butterfly species photographed in Takae on same day

Three rare butterfly species photographed in Takae on same day

September 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Akino Miyagi, a committee member of the Nature Conservation Committee of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, captured on camera three near-threatened species of rare butterflies, on September 25 in Higashi Village, Takae. Takae is near the designated construction...

Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community

Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community

October 6, 2014 Ricardo Oshiro, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Sixty-year-old second generation Okinawan Argentine doctor Antonio Simon Agarie has received the San Juan Bautista award for community contribution from the City of Florencio Varela, Argentina. The award ceremony was held at Nahuel...

The number of Osprey flights up 64 %

The number of Osprey flights up 64 %

October 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima has previously stated that he would work to ease Okinawa’s US military base burden by transferring military training outside of the prefecture and stopping the operation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within five...

Volunteers recovering the remains of Battle of Okinawa victims press government to re-assess the landfill application for new base at Henoko

Volunteers recovering the remains of Battle of Okinawa victims press government to re-assess the landfill application for new base at Henoko

September 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Takamatsu Gushiken, the president of the Gamafuya, a volunteer group dedicated to the recovery of remains of the Battle of Okinawa, visited the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly on September 25. Gushiken asked Masaharu Kina, the chairman of the assembly, to reassess...

Oceanographer claims Oura Bay is a world treasure

Oceanographer claims Oura Bay is a world treasure

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Oceanographer Katherine Muzik, who is researching coral reefs all around the world, visited the protest tent located in front of the gate of Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago on September 22. Sit-in members protesting against the building of a new base,...