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Another MCAS Futenma helicopter emergency landing, this time in Yomitan Village

Another MCAS Futenma helicopter emergency landing, this time in Yomitan Village

 

anuary 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On January 8 around 4:45 p.m. an AH-1 attack helicopter from MCAS Futenma made an emergency landing on the grounds of the Hijagawa administrative group waste disposal facility in Gima, Yomitan Village. People working in the fields nearby called the emergency number 110 to report the incident, and Kadena police officers responded and headed to the site. As of 6:30 p.m. (local time) on January 8, the helicopter had not taken off, and...

 

Ikei citizens to protest this month after U.S. Military helicopter makes emergency landing

Ikei citizens to protest this month after U.S. Military helicopter makes emergency landing

 

January 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Uruma, Ikei Island) A UH-1 U.S. military helicopter from MCAS Futenma made an...

Governor Onaga states that a “pillar of the Okinawan Government” will be stopping new base construction, resolves to “do everything we can,” while admitting reducing the base burden, “still far away”

Governor Onaga states that a “pillar of the Okinawan Government” will be stopping new base construction, resolves to “do everything we can,” while admitting reducing the base burden, “still far away”

 

January 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga made his New Year’s resolution...

Solemn New Year’s celebration held at the Shuri Castle

Solemn New Year’s celebration held at the Shuri Castle

January 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An event called Shinshun no Utage or New Year’s Banquet was held at Shuri Castle in Naha on January 1.

 

Three scenes from the Chouhaiokishiki or Imperial Court New Year’s morning ceremony from the Ryukyu Kingdom...

Spectators touring Zamami overjoyed to see leisurely whale

Spectators touring Zamami overjoyed to see leisurely whale

 

December 29, 2017

By Hirokazu Otsubo, Correspondent for the Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Zamami) This season’s whale watching tours started in Zamami Village on December 27.

On that day, a warden from the village’s Whale Watching Association spotted one humpback...

Praying for health and longevity, the New Year’s first water is offered in traditional ceremony at Shuri Castle

Praying for health and longevity, the New Year’s first water is offered in traditional ceremony at Shuri Castle

 

December 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

The traditional Okinawan ceremony, known as the, “Nubi offering ceremony,” where the year’s first water drawn from Hedo in Kunigami is presented as an offering, was held in the afternoon of December 24...

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passes resolution calling for suspension of flights over civilian areas after accident at elementary school

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passes resolution calling for suspension of flights over civilian areas after accident at elementary school

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In response to the accident in which a window of a U.S. military...

Takae representatives vote to return helicopter accident-related gratitude letter to U.S. military

 

December 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 23 at a meeting of Takae’s ward representatives, they unanimously decided to return the letter of gratitude that the U.S. military delivered in regard to the U.S. helicopter that made an emergency landing and burst into...

Kinoshita circus welcomes audiences to a dream world

Kinoshita circus welcomes audiences to a dream world

 

December 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The opening of the Kinoshita circus was held as part of the launch event for the Ryukyu Shimpo main building on December 15 at the Toyosaki Special Venue in Tomigusuku city.

It has been five years since the circus was last held...

Asian elephants staying in Okinawa through the winter at zoo

Asian elephants staying in Okinawa through the winter at zoo

 

December 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Two Asian elelphants, Buntoon and Tonsai, were debuted on December 14 at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum. The two elephants are visiting Okinawa from the Tohoku Safari Park to stay through the winter.

 

The elephants...

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The public trial for Okinawa Peace Movement Center Chairman Hiroji Yamashiro and two others was held at Naha District Court on December 20 (Judge Toshihiro Shibata presiding).

The accused are facing charges including forcible...