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Hundreds of women protest against Henoko relocation

Hundreds of women protest against Henoko relocation

December 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in Nago, where they will reclaim land to build the new base. At the Public Square in Naha on December 10, 500 people, mainly women, gathered to ask Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima to reject the application to reclaim the land.

According to the organizer, 74 female organizations took part in the gathering. The participants called for the governor to uphold...

 

Early Christmas presents for welfare institutions in Okinawa

December 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa branch of the Federation of Japan Confectionery Associations baked 260 Christmas cakes for welfare institutions in Okinawa on December 4. This was part of annual welfare projects supported by the Okinawa Prefecture Council of Social Welfare and Community.

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245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

December 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives Cup 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon started from the Ginowan Seaside Park on December 8.

Fukuoka resident Sho Watanabe won the half marathon for the first time.
There were 249...

Shipping of Japanese tiger prawns starts in Okinawa

Shipping of Japanese tiger prawns starts in Okinawa

November 29, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The shipping of Japanese tiger prawns has begun in Okinawa before entering the month of December. Prawns are popular as year-end gifts.

Staff at the Ginoza Prawn Farm were busy on November 28 picking and boxing the prawns caught in the local outdoor aquafarm....

Naha Mayor Onaga comments on pressure from LDP for Henoko relocation

Naha Mayor Onaga comments on pressure from LDP for Henoko relocation

November 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The headquarters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have put pressure on their Okinawa branch to accept the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station to Henoko in Nago. Referring to this at a press conference on November 20, Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga...

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 24th Chubu Time Prediction Race was held at the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park in Okinawa...

Migratory birds at pond at Tomigusuku

Migratory birds at pond at Tomigusuku

November 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The migration of birds is gathering momentum with birds gathering at waterways around Okinawa....

100th All Okinawa Bullfighting Tournament

100th All Okinawa Bullfighting Tournament

November 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Bullfighting Federation and the Ryukyu Shimpo held the 100th All Okinawa...

JSDF sends Missile Regiment to Naha during drill to recapture islands

JSDF sends Missile Regiment to Naha during drill to recapture islands

November 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 7, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 4th Surface-to-Surface Missile Regiment (90 personnel)...

Floss silk trees in full bloom

Floss silk trees in full bloom

October 31, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Floss silk trees in full bloom in various parts of Okinawa add a slash of color to the prefecture’s streets and towns. Seventy-seven-year-old Naha resident Masahiro Sakumoto enjoys looking at the beautifully formed flowers on a tree in his garden.
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Seven karate masters receive service awards

Seven karate masters receive service awards

October 24, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper held the 5th Service Awards Ceremony for Okinawan Karate and Traditional Martial Arts at Pacific Hotel Okinawa in Naha on October 23. Seven people who have contributed to passing on and developing karate received award certificates.

Choko...