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Marines should leave Okinawa after U.S. military helicopter goes up in flames in Takae

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A CH-53 transport helicopter belonging to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma made an unplanned landing and then burst into flames on civilian land along route 70 in Higashi Village.

The nearest civilian homes were a mere 200 meters from the crash. One wrong move and the incident could have been a terrible tragedy.

 

In 2004, a helicopter of the same type as that which caused the recent accident crashed...

 

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

As of 7:00 a.m. on October 12, the charred remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station cast a miserable sight the night after it burst into flames due to a forced landing on pasture in Takae,...

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

 

October 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 8, the 47th annual Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival featuring the world’s largest festival rope took place at Kumoji intersection on National Route 58 in Naha City.

According to organizers about 270,000...

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the wake of the recent U.S. military helicopter fire, Governor...

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Nago) At a regular press conference on the morning of October 3, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine called on the Okinawa Defense Bureau to heed the Okinawa prefectural government’s administrative guidance instructing the Defense...

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 5:20 p.m. on October 11, a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station was forced to land on pasture in Takae near the U.S. military Northern Training Area, Higashi...

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 12 the prefectural citizens’ organization opposing the relocation of U.S. bases within Okinawa and those involved in the Futenma noise lawsuits held an emergency gathering in Kitanakagusuku Village in front of the Ishihira...

Henoko construction should be halted to protect scarce coral from further destruction

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A scarce type of coral has been discovered in the ocean area on the south side of Cape Henoko, where the Japanese government plans to do land reclamation for the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago City.

The Okinawa Defense...

Special exhibit showcasing the revitalization of Okinawan theater, fashion, and photography on display at Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum

Special exhibit showcasing the revitalization of Okinawan theater, fashion, and photography on display at Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum

 

October 6, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum opened their special exhibit, “Okinawan Theater and a World at War – Dreamlike figures of Okinawa,” on October 5 in Itoman.

Using items such as newspaper articles, photographs,...

What to do with Okinawa’s aging shopping arcade, Heiwadori

What to do with Okinawa’s aging shopping arcade, Heiwadori

October 3, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

An air of nostalgia permeates the Heiwadori shopping arcade in Naha.

The symbol of the area’s shopping district, for years the covered promenade has protected shoppers and the stores they patron from the hot summer sun and the sudden squalls particular...

Yoshimoto Kogyo to open entertainment school in Naha next spring

Yoshimoto Kogyo to open entertainment school in Naha next spring

 

October 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 5, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. announced the details regarding the Laugh & Peace Entertainment School Okinawa that is to open next April in Matsuo, Naha City in Okinawa Prefecture.

Yoshimoto Kogyo thereby began recruiting...