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U.S. soldier lands on private property during Osprey training

U.S. soldier lands on private property during Osprey training

May 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

After 10:00a.m. on May 1, at Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield, the U.S. military conducted parachute training for soldiers jumping from MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing transport aircraft. One of the soldiers involved landed on private property outside that controlled by the military. He landed in pastureland, causing no damage to local residents or crops, but some residents were working in a field just 20 meters from where he landed. The U.S. military and Okinawa...

 

People enjoy digging clams at Henoko

People enjoy digging clams at Henoko

April 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 27, many people enjoyed digging clams at Henoko beach in Nago, near where the U.S. military plans to construct an alternative facility for Futenma Air Station. With an area of sea full of colorful coral in front of them, people questioned why part of these...

Habu snake caught on Miyako Island for the first time

Habu snake caught on Miyako Island for the first time

April 24, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 23, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) announced that a venomous snake of the Sakishima-habu variety was caught on Miyako-jima. According to the OPG, this is the first time that such a snake has been caught in Miyako, which is known as an island that...

Panelists discuss celebration of restoration of Japan’s sovereignty

Panelists discuss celebration of restoration of Japan’s sovereignty

April 26 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the evening on April 25, a panel discussion was held on the topic of the Japanese government planning to hold a ceremony on April 28 to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of Japanese sovereignty after the San Francisco Peace Treaty took effect in 1952....

10,000 residents gather in protest rally against the anniversary of the restoration of Japanese sovereignty

10,000 residents gather in protest rally against the anniversary of the restoration of Japanese sovereignty

April 29 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

April 28 marked the 61st anniversary of the restoration of Japanese sovereignty after the San Francisco Peace Treaty took effect in 1952 and when Okinawa was separated from Japan and placed under U.S. occupation. On this day, from 11:00am at the open-air amphitheater...

New breed of orchid discovered in Takae district of Higashi

New breed of orchid discovered in Takae district of Higashi

April 21, 2013 Jun Kinjo of Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 20, Chosei Tamaki, the head of the Move Through Nature of Yambaru Association, an environmental non-governmental organization, confirmed the presence in the forest of the Takae district of Higashi of rare species of plants such as an orchid...

Government will not appeal against the ruling on the death of SDF member from Okinawa

Government will not appeal against the ruling on the death of SDF member from Okinawa

April 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The plaintiffs won approximately 65 million yen in a lawsuit concerning the death of 20 year-old Okinawan Eikichi Shimabukuro, a private first-class in the Self Defense Force, who was killed in 2006 in hand-to-hand combat training at Camp Makomanai in Sapporo, Hokkaido....

Third generation Okinawan descendant donates CDs to Peace Memorial Museum

Third generation Okinawan descendant donates CDs to Peace Memorial Museum

April 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 9, Derek Ichiro Shiroma, a third-generation Okinawan descendant who teaches sanshin in Hawaii, donated 100 CDs of his original song Uchinanchu nu chimugukuru to the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum. At the Memorial Park, he also gave a...

Rich biogeocenosis located 100 meters offshore from Camp Schwab

Rich biogeocenosis located 100 meters offshore from Camp Schwab

April 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 8 and 9, staff of the Ryukyu Shimpo took underwater photographs in the area of Oura Bay where the U.S. military plans to construct the alternative facility for Futenma Air Station. The Oura River provides nutrients to help cultivate a rich biogeocenosis...

Okinawa Kenjinkai members enjoy annual events in Tucson, Arizona

Okinawa Kenjinkai members enjoy annual events in Tucson, Arizona

April 1, 2013 Tamiko Suzuki, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Located in the southeast of Arizona, the state’s second largest city of Tucson is a resort city surrounded by mountains. This silver and bronze-producing region has developed as a center of the electrical industry. Tucson is also...

US Air Force F-22 makes emergency landing at Kadena Air Base

US Air Force F-22 makes emergency landing at Kadena Air Base

April 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

At around 4:10pm on April 3, a U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter deployed to Kadena Air Base made an emergency landing on the base’s southern runway. The Air Force has not released the details of what occurred, but after the stealth jet fighter landed, fuel was...