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Three remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

Three remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

July 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27, three sets of remains were found in the Kochi area of Nishihara, which was the scene of fierce fighting during the Battle of Okinawa. They were found by Seizen Takaesu and Kobun Iha who are members of the Gamafuya volunteer group dedicated to the recovery of remains of the Battle of Okinawa. With one of the sets of remains, most of the skeleton was unearthed. On July 26, an expert confirmed it was the skeleton of an adult male. In the same area, this...

 

Collector acquires tickets and commuter passes of a street-car that operated in Okinawa in the prewar period

Collector acquires tickets and commuter passes of a street-car that operated in Okinawa in the prewar period

July 22, 2012 Taichi Hirayasu of Ryukyu Shimpo

Chatan resident Shigeo Teruya, a self-employed worker who collects Okinawan valuable paper materials, acquired tickets and commuter passes of the street-car that operated in Okinawa for about 20 years from 1914. Referring to the fact that the street-car...

Pupils of Futenma No. 2 Elementary School express their anxiety about U.S. military bases in an essay collection, Sotetsu

Pupils of Futenma No. 2 Elementary School express their anxiety about U.S. military bases in an essay collection, <em>Sotetsu</em>

July 13, 2012 Yoshiya Hokama of Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Marine Corps’ plan for the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to Futenma Air Station in August has caused anxiety among pupils who go to the Futenma No. 2 Elementary School which is adjacent...

Tiny baby grows steadily thanks to devoted nursing

Tiny baby grows steadily thanks to devoted nursing

July 5, 2012 Eriko Tamaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

Sachika Kinjo, a girl born this January weighing just 407 grams left the Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital on July 3. Even for the hospital specializing in treatment for the most critically ill baby-patients, a baby weighing only 407 grams required...

Discussion about Okinawa under U.S. military occupation held at Brazil

Discussion about Okinawa under U.S. military occupation held at Brazil

July 4, 2012 Akiko Yasuhara Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 24, at the Brazil Okinawa Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, a discussion involving first-generation Okinawan Brazilians was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty and to deepen the...

Yonaha Bay becomes Ramsar site

Yonaha Bay becomes Ramsar site

July 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ahead of the 15th meeting of the signatory countries to be held in Bucharest, Romania, commencing on July 6, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has added new areas to its list, including Yonaha Bay in Miyako-jima. The Convention on Wetlands, otherwise known as the...

Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival to be held in Brazil in July

Worldwide Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival to be held in Brazil in July

June 26, 2012

On June 25, at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office, the World Youth Uchinanchu Association (WYUA) released the program of the 1st Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival, which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 25 to...

Ceremony to commemorate victims of the Battle of Okinawa

Ceremony to commemorate victims of the Battle of Okinawa

June 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 23, at the Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman, the Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Prefectural Assembly held a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Battle of Okinawa. The participants prayed for the more than 200000 people killed in the battle,...

Okinawan Women’s Association of Peru holds respect-for-the-aged ceremony for 600 people

Okinawan Women’s Association of Peru holds respect-for-the-aged ceremony for 600 people

June 18, 2012 Mitsuhiro Akamine, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of June 2, at the Junji Nishime Kenjin-Kai Hall in Lima, Peru, the Association for Okinawan Women of Peru held its annual respect-for-the-aged ceremony, to which it invited almost 600 elderly people over...

Protest rally held in Ginowan against deployment of the Osprey to Futenma Air Station

Protest rally held in Ginowan against deployment of the Osprey to Futenma Air Station

June 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From 2:00pm on June 17 at the Ginowan Outdoor Theater, a rally was held to protest against the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, and against the base becoming a permanent...

Remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

Remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

June 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 15, in the Kochi area of Nishihara, seven sets of remains that seem to have been soldiers and young civilian personnel of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Battle of Okinawa were found. Among those, there are skulls and teeth with three sets of remains....