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Vanilla Air informs prefecture of plan to train pilots at Shimojijima airport

Vanilla Air informs prefecture of plan to train pilots at Shimojijima airport

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An LCC airline company, Vanilla Air, will start training pilots at the Shimojijima Airport in Mijakojima city, Okinawa, from October 11.

 

The training is planned to be held twice a year, and each training will last at least five days.

 

Eight pilots will participate in approximately 100 rounds of touch-and-go training using the Airbus A320.

 

President of Vanilla Air, Katsuya...

 

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

 

September 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23 at a hotel construction site in a main street full of shops and restaurants in Naha City, an unexploded bomb from the Battle of Okinawa was disposed of.

 

Police blocked roads around the Matsuo intersection...

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

 

September 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) conducted a study of flight operations at both Futenma Air Station and Kadena Air Base in April through July, observing the bases 24 hours a day.

The results were reported to the governments...

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Two U.S. servicemen robbed and beat a taxi driver on January 7, 2008 in Mihara, Okinawa City.

 

Although it has been more than nine years since the incident, on September 15 this year it came to light that reparations...

OPG opens Shimakutuba Promotion Center

OPG opens Shimakutuba Promotion Center

 

September 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 12, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) held an opening ceremony for the “Shimakutuba Promotion Center,” which plays a core role in encouraging the use of Shimakutuba, at the OPGʻs Culture Promotion...

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Two Taiwanese fishing boats had drifted to the Hirara Port in Miyakojima City as a result of typhoon No. 18.

On September 14 at 8:57 am, four crew members who had been stranded on one of the boats were rescued by the Miyakojima...

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

 

September 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawan-born singer Namie Amuro celebrated the 25th anniversary of her debut performance with back-to-back performances dubbed “Namie Amuro 25th Anniversary Live in Okinawa” on September 16 and 17 at Ginowan Seaside Park...

Four teens arrested for damaging Chibichiri Gama suicide cave in Yomitan

Four teens arrested for damaging Chibichiri Gama suicide cave in Yomitan

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 15, the Kadena Police arrested four boys aged between 16 and 19 for vandalizing the Chibichiri Gama cave in Namihira, Yomitan where residents were forced to commit mass suicide during the Battle of Okinawa.

 

According...

Editorial: Unforgivable destruction at Chibichiri-gama desecrates the spirit of “nuchi du takara”

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It is impossible to forgive the desecration of the victims of the Battle of Okinawa and their surviving families by destroying a memorial site that conveys the true face of war.

 

The interior of and entrance to...

Group hoping to correct Chibichiri Gama omission from textbook protests against recent cave vandalism

Group hoping to correct Chibichiri Gama omission from textbook protests against recent cave vandalism

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – The “Committee to enact the 9/29 Okinawan Citizens Festival resolution,” which is working to restore in history textbooks the compulsory nature of the group suicides in Okinawa at the end of World War 2, held a symposium...

Cause of U.S. military Osprey’s emergency landing at Oita Airport remains undisclosed

Cause of U.S. military Osprey’s emergency landing at Oita Airport remains undisclosed

 

September 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft made an emergency landing at Oita Airport while traveling between MCAS Iwakuni and MCAS Futenma, where it is based.

At 1:13 p.m. on September 9 it returned to Futenma. The...