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Glowing mushrooms in the forest of Yamabaru during rainy season

Glowing mushrooms in the forest of Yamabaru during rainy season

June 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the forest of Yambaru, Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms (Shii no tomoshibi-dake) light up during the rainy season. Toru Hosonuma, a resident of Motobu, took photos of the mushrooms near the Nago Youth Center in Nago-dake, Nago. About 40 glowing mushrooms, which are about centimeters in height, are growing in groups.

According to the youth center, the mushrooms grow in chinquapin or shii trees. In Okinawa, the mushrooms grow under conditions of high humidity...

 

Former nation’s leaders criticize government for forcing through construction of new US base

Former nation's leaders criticize government for forcing through construction of new US base

June 10, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 9, former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama and former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono talked about the 70 th anniversary of the end of the war. The talk was sponsored by the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.

Murayama criticized the Abe administration...

Okinawan Hawaiian youth sets up new group to support HUOA

Okinawan Hawaiian youth sets up new group to support HUOA

June 7, 2015 Hanae Higa Gushiken, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

In order to promote activities of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA), young Okinawan Hawaiians in their 20s’ to 30s’ have set up a new group called “Shinka.” The group has become the 50th member...

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama promotes Okinawa’s peaceful role in East Asia

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama promotes Okinawa's peaceful role in East Asia

June 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At Nago Civic Hall on the afternoon of June 6, the East Asian Community Institute/World YUAI Forum held a symposium to discuss conservation of the natural environment in the Yambaru, Northern Okinawa. The symposium also declared opposition to the plan to move U.S....

Opinion poll: 95% want experiences of the Battle of Okinawa handed down

June 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo and the Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV) carried out a telephone poll on May 30 and 31 ahead of the upcoming memorial for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa.

In the survey, 94.8 percent of respondents said they wanted...

Gov. Onaga Attends Opening Ceremony of Okinawa Collection at Washington University

June 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Washington D.C.

A collection of books showcasing Okinawan history, culture, politics and arts, called the “Okinawa Collection”, was released at the George Washington University library in Washington City on June 2. The collection...

Okinawans stand in front of The White House to demand “No Base to Henoko”

Okinawans stand in front of The White House to demand “No Base to Henoko”

June 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Washington D.C.

On June 1, Okinawans living in the U.S. gathered in front of the White House and showed their objection to new military base construction in Henoko. The demonstration was timed to coincide with Governor Onaga’s visit...

Gov. Onaga to continue direct negotiation to stop new base

June 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington D.C.

On June 3, Governor Takeshi Onaga, wound up his campaign in Washington, D.C, where he has been petitioning leaders to cancel the plan to build a new military base in Henoko, Nago City and immediately close and return Futenma...

Donations to Henoko Fund top 300 million yen

June 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Donations to the Henoko Fund, which is aimed at supporting activities to prevent the relocation of U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to Henoko in northern Okinawa Prefecture, have exceeded 300 million yen, the secretariat of the fund said on May 4.

As of...

Gov. Onaga and Sen. McCain agree to continue dialogue on the Futenma and Henoko issue

Gov. Onaga and Sen. McCain agree to continue dialogue on the Futenma and Henoko issue

June 3, 2015 Sakae Toiyama of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On June 2, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga met with members of the U.S. Senate and House of representatives to ask for a review of the plan to build a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, to replace Marine Corps Air Station...

Gov. Onaga asks for cancelation of new base at his first meeting with US officials

June 4, 2015 Sakae Toiyama of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga met with the State Department Office of Japanese Affairs Director Joe Young and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Cara Abercrombie on June 3 at the U.S. State Department. The Governor...