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Local protest at civilian Motobu Port blocks entry of U.S. military boat intended for training

Local protest at civilian Motobu Port blocks entry of U.S. military boat intended for training

September 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 17 the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa, planned to use one U.S. military Open Water Safety Boat for the purpose of training at Motobu Port in Motobu Town.

Although the boat was transported to the port, due to a protest by citizens and longshoremen, use of the boat on this day was abandoned.

The prefectural and Motobu Town governments requested that the U.S. military not make use of this civilian port, yet the Marine Corps took the...

 

Stunning! 1,000 Karate-ka perform a martial arts demonstration for peace against the backdrop of the blue Okinawa Sea

Stunning! 1,000 Karate-ka perform a martial arts demonstration for peace against the backdrop of the blue Okinawa Sea

August 21, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Onna – The Ryuei-ryu Ryuho-kai karate organization (Tsuguo Sakumoto, president) hosted the “International Peace Offering Demonstration” August 20 at the Onna Beach Park in Onna.

Approximately 1,000 Karate-ka from Okinawa, other parts of Japan, and...

U.S. military nighttime takeoffs/landings violate noise-prevention agreement, citizens complain

U.S. military nighttime takeoffs/landings violate noise-prevention agreement, citizens complain

August 21, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 19 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma in Ginowan City, Okinawa, U.S. military aircraft were repeatedly taking off and landing outside of the timeframe allowed by aircraft noise regulatory measures (the noise-prevention agreement), past 10:00 p.m....

See the clip of Gov. Tamaki taking the stage at Fuji Rock

See the clip of Gov. Tamaki taking the stage at Fuji Rock

July 28, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki took the stage during the final day of Fuji Rock, Japan’s largest outdoor music festival, held at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata prefecture on July 28. The session took place at the festival’s Atomic Cafe stage, where the topic centered...

“Okinawa’s kitchen” is open for business at temporary site

“Okinawa’s kitchen” is open for business at temporary site

July 2, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Makishi Public Market has re-opened on July 1, at its temporary location in Matsuo, Naha City, at a town square formerly known as the Nigiwai Hiroba. The temporary market houses 84 shops inside a two-story prefabricated building situated on a 1970-square-meter...

Battle of Okinawa memorial-goers say prime minister’s speech does not resonate

Battle of Okinawa memorial-goers say prime minister’s speech does not resonate

June 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

At the Okinawa Memorial Day ceremony on June 23, Governor Denny Tamaki gave a speech mixing Uchinaguchi (Okinawan language) and English with his Japanese, expressing opposition to the construction of a new base in Henoko, and calling for revision of the Japan-U.S....

Final day of the Makishi Public Market in photos

Final day of the Makishi Public Market in photos

Jun 17 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The dilapidated Makishi Public Market in Naha City is getting a facelift—Jun 16 was its last day of business before renovating. The market was lively until the very end. The shops, patrons, and nearby residents were all tearful, but positive. The market is an integral...

Governor Tamaki visits soil depositing site in Henoko, reaffirms position against new base

Governor Tamaki visits soil depositing site in Henoko, reaffirms position against new base

December 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 15 as part of construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City, soil deposits into the planned land reclamation area at Cape Henoko on Camp Schwab continued. Work temporarily stopped when the soil hauled in on December 14 was...

Governor Tamaki visits NYU, speaks about Henoko base and state of democracy in Okinawa

Governor Tamaki visits NYU, speaks about Henoko base and state of democracy in Okinawa

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On the evening of November 11 in New York, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki delivered a speech at New York University (NYU) on his first visit to the United States since taking office.

He strongly...

Feeling primeval: Tyrannosaurus exhibits begins

Feeling primeval: Tyrannosaurus exhibits begins

July 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

An exhibit on the tyrannosaurus sponsored by Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Churashima Foundation opened with over 80 rare fossil remains and a 12-meter-tall full skeleton. The exhibit is named, “Tyrannosaurus Exhibit: The mystery of evolution,” and opens at the Okinawa...

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

March 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Around 5:30 pm on February 28 at Ginowan City Funtenma Elementary School, a transport aircraft Osprey was photographed flying. A student’s family member spotted and videotaped the Osprey. The video footage shows the bottom of the aircraft. In response...