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Peace poem “Live” by 14-year-old receives widespread attention

Peace poem “Live” by 14-year-old receives widespread attention

 

June 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The peace poem by Rinko Sagara, a 14-year-old student in her third year at Minatogawa Junior High School in Urasoe City, has received a lot of attention on the internet.

She read her poem at the “Irei no hi” Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate the Fallen on the Anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa in Itoman City on June 23.

Many politicians, artists, and other celebrities praised the contents and recitation of the poem...

 

Event to commemorate former governor Masahide Ota held in Naha

 

June 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An event to commemorate former governor of Okinawa and emeritus professor at the University of the Ryukyus, Masahide Ota, who passed away in June, 2017, was held in Naha the evening of June 12.

He died at the age of ninety-two.

The...

Okinawa and Japan renew their tensions at memorial ceremony over base issue

Okinawa and Japan renew their tensions at memorial ceremony over base issue

 

June 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Shimabukuro and Kenichi Yoshida

 

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Orchard cabin windows damaged by stray bullet near Camp Schwab, police suspect U.S. military

Orchard cabin windows damaged by stray bullet near Camp Schwab, police suspect U.S. military

June 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On June 21 at about 2:00 p.m., an object resembling a bullet was reported found at a small work cabin in an orchard in Sukuta, Nago City. No one was injured, but two panes of glass in the cabin were damaged.

According to the property...

Citizens call “protect the coral” from 70 canoes and 9 boats to protest Henoko base

Citizens call “protect the coral” from 70 canoes and 9 boats to protest Henoko base

June 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

A team of about 70 vibrantly colored citizens’ canoes face the Japan Coast Guard’s black inflatable boats, separated by an oil fence.

As a backdrop to the contrasting colors of the two sides, the “thuds” of the...

Higashi Village Assembly demands nearby U.S. military helipads be removed, claiming, “The training are increasing, and residents live in fear”

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Higashi Village – The Higashi Village assembly in Okinawa (Toshiyuki Awa, Chairman)...

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 6 and 7, the Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad held their 59th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad in Hawaii.

Here, the association established June 20 as International Day of Nikkei.

June 20 was the...

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

 

June 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In May, Ishigaki City conducted an “Ishigaki-jima residents’ ideas survey on tourism” and reported the result.

In regard to the number of tourists to the city, 47.4% responded that, “the number should be reduced slightly”...

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

June 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Coral in Oura Bay in Nago city showed signs of spawning on May 30 at the construction site of a new military base meant to replace MCAS Futenma. Pink-colored eggs drifted in the water, creating a mysterious scene. The following photos show the scenes of spawning.

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Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At the “Ryudai 21st Century Forum” held recently at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara Town as a place of interaction between academia and society attended by students and employees of various companies, Emi Tamaki, Associate...

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

On June 14, it came to light that a prefectural referendum could take place, which might throw the certainty of land reclamation in Henoko into question.

If the referendum is held it will be after the...