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US Air Force F-15 resumes flying after the accident involving a windshield falling

US Air Force F-15 resumes flying after the accident involving a windshield falling

March 10, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

As of 8:40 a.m. March 10, Kadena Air Base has resumed flights of F-15 fighters. The base had stopped flying the aircraft because it made an emergency landing with its windshield having fallen off on March 4.

Three F-15 fighters took off at 8:40 a.m., and then another three followed at 8:48 a.m. One more aircraft left the base at 9:05 a.m.

Five days after the accident, the base announced it had completed carrying out safety checks on all F-15 fighters...

 

Okinawa to take measures against crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks with an Australian research institute

Okinawa to take measures against crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks with an Australian research institute

March 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Australian Marine Science Research Institute held a partnership signing ceremony at the prefectural office building on March 5. They agreed to deal with crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks, which are a common problem in both...

Okinawan High School students discuss peace in different cultures

Okinawan High School students discuss peace in different cultures

March 9, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The first Children Peace Conference was held in Okinawa Shogaku High School in Naha on March 8. About 60 students discussed understanding different cultures and promoting mutual peace.

The participants focused on problems with Turkish immigration in Germany...

U.S. Marine helicopter fails in landing on U.S.S. Denver

U.S. Marine helicopter fails in landing on U.S.S. Denver

March 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At night on March 5, an AH-1W helicopter, which belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, failed in its landing on the deck of U.S.S. Denver during training off the east coast of Okinawa’s main island. The right skid of the helicopter collapsed. In...

Exhibition for history of Okinawan overseas emigration held in Yokohama

Exhibition for history of Okinawan overseas emigration held in Yokohama

March 2, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

An exhibition about Okinawan overseas emigration began at Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama on March 1. The display is showing until May 11. With 118 items, it tells the story of the Okinawan people who emigrated to South American countries and Hawaii...

Symposium commemorating the designation of the Kerama Islands as a national park

Symposium commemorating the designation of the Kerama Islands as a national park

February 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Commemorating this week’s designation of Kerama Islands as a national park, a symposium was held at Ryukyu Shimpo Hall in Izumizaki district of Naha on February 27. A keynote lecture and panel discussion focused on co-ordinating the effort to promote Kerama...

Okinawa has the highest rate of accidents causing injury or death involving drunk drivers in Japan

Okinawa has the highest rate of accidents causing injury or death involving drunk drivers in Japan

February 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa has had the highest rate of accidents causing injury or death involving drunk drivers in Japan for 24 consecutive years.

The Okinawa Prefectural Police announced the statistics on February 27.
The figures showed Okinawa has the highest number...

Kadena Air Base: White smoke from Osprey aircraft after landing

Kadena Air Base: White smoke from Osprey aircraft after landing

March 2, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At around 12:30 p.m. March 2, white smoke rose from the right engine of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after it landed at Kadena Air Base. This vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft belongs to U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. A witness speculated that...

Lunch break Peace March commemorates 30 years

Lunch break Peace March commemorates 30 years

February 22, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The “lunch break peace march” commemorated 30 years on February 21. This has been held by a citizen group every Friday to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the promotion of peace. On this day, they marched around the Okinawa Prefectural Office...

Nago Mayor sends letter to international intellectuals who oppose Henoko relocation

Nago Mayor sends letter to international intellectuals who oppose Henoko relocation

February 22, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 21, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine sent a letter to 29 international intellectuals who released a statement that opposes moving U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district in Nago. These intellectuals include filmmaker Oliver Stone.

Inamine...

Young people hold flash mob to send message to Ambassador Kennedy

Young people hold flash mob to send message to Ambassador Kennedy

February 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 11, a gathering, “Listen and tell Okinawa’s voices and thoughts, Ambassador Kennedy” was held in the public square in front of the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office. About 60 young people performed a flash mob with up-tempo music to send...