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Governor Tamaki states intent to restore Shuri Castle as soon as possible after disastrous fire

Governor Tamaki states intent to restore Shuri Castle as soon as possible after disastrous fire

October 31, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

In response to the Shuri Castle fire, the Okinawa prefectural government held a task force meeting on October 31 at the Prefectural Office.

Governor Denny Tamaki read out a message for the Okinawan people and made known his strong determination to restore Shuri Castle.

Governor Tamaki said, “We will do our utmost to restore Shuri Castle as soon as possible with the cooperation of the government, concerned organizations in Japan...

 

Shuri Castle’s main hall and north hall completely burned down with fire spreading to other buildings

Shuri Castle's main hall and north hall completely burned down with fire spreading to other buildings

October 31, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

At dawn on October 31, the fire broke out at the main hall of Shuri Castle or Shuri-jo castle in Naha City, Okinawa.

At 2:41 a.m., the Naha City Fire Department received a call about the fire from a security guard at the castle.

As of 7 a.m., the...

Former Soviet Union President Gorbachev says Okinawa needs to have nuclear inspections in interview

Former Soviet Union President Gorbachev says Okinawa needs to have nuclear inspections in interview

October 28, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
Tsuyoshi Arakaki

Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, 88, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the Cold War, sat down with the Ryukyu Shimpo recently in Moscow for an exclusive interview.

When asked if he knew if...

WUB Okinawa discuss advancing tourism at Asia Conference

WUB Okinawa discuss advancing tourism at Asia Conference

October 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 28, just two days before “World Uchinanchu Day,” WUB Okinawa (Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association Okinawa, chaired by Jinkichi Uezu) held its second Asia Conference at the Okinawa Harborview Hotel in Naha City.

Approximately 140 attendees,...

Tree Nymph butterfly selected as Okinawa prefectural butterfly

Tree Nymph butterfly selected as Okinawa prefectural butterfly

October 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 23, the “Okinawa Prefectural Butterfly” Selection and Advisory Committee held their second meeting at the prefectural office to decide on a prefectural butterfly that represents Okinawa Prefecture.

The committee decided on the Tree Nymph...

Kotori Fest will reflect on kids’ safety and US military aircraft accidents

Kotori Fest will reflect on kids’ safety and US military aircraft accidents

October 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

GINOWAN—Parents and guardians of the students of Midorigaoka nursery school is organizing an interactive music and talk event, “Kotori Fest—skies are for little birds” to be held at the Ginowan Central Community Center on November 24 at 2:30 p.m., just...

Citizens protesting construction in Henoko say “Stop wasting tax money”

Citizens protesting construction in Henoko say “Stop wasting tax money”

October 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On October 24, citizens opposing construction of the Futenma replacement facility in Henoko, Nago City gathered at Ryukyu Cement Co. pier in Awa and shouted things like: “Don’t destroy democracy” and “Stop wasting tax money.”

It...

Oura Bay brown from red clay soil outflow possibly caused by heavy rains

Oura Bay brown from red clay soil outflow possibly caused by heavy rains

October 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 17, it was confirmed that the sea surface around Oura Bay, where construction work for the new military base in Henoko, Nago, Okinawa in conjunction with the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is underway, was muddied by red clay soil....

A loquacious crustacean? How the coconut crab produces sound

A loquacious crustacean? How the coconut crab produces sound

October 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

OKINAWA ISLAND—Is the coconut crab chatty?

On October 18, researchers of the Okinawa Churashima Foundation (Motobu); the National Research and Development Agency, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (Kanagawa prefecture); and the Conservation...

“I told them the facts on the ground.” Governor Denny Tamaki stresses results in his return to Okinawa after visiting the U.S.

“I told them the facts on the ground.” Governor Denny Tamaki stresses results in his return to Okinawa after visiting the U.S.

October 21, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki returned to Okinawa October 20 from a trip to the United States, where he was requesting a halt to the relocation of MCAS Futenma to Henoko in Nago.

In a statement given on the day of arrival, Tamaki reported that his meetings...

MASA MAGIC wins international magic competition for second time

MASA MAGIC wins international magic competition for second time

October 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawan magician MASA MAGIC took first place in the Strolling Magic Showdown, an event in which magicians from around the globe compete in Los Angeles. This is the second win for MASA MAGIC, who won the competition for the first time in June of last year.

The...