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Kokusai Dori and Heiwa Dori shops take direct hit from coronavirus, revitalization efforts ensue

Kokusai Dori and Heiwa Dori shops take direct hit from coronavirus, revitalization efforts ensue

July 23, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

It came to this newspaper’s attention that the Cooperative Associations of Naha Kokusai Dori Shopping Street conducted an examination on July 20 and 21 into the closing of 40 shops on Kokusai Dori (International Street) in Naha City due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Cooperative Associations are initiating “International Street Marché” on July 26 to revitalize the shopping street while avoiding the three Cs (closed spaces, crowded...

 

Okinawa Prefectural Government to team with OIST in coronavirus antibody survey

July 21, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 15, the Okinawa Chubu Central Hospital started collecting specimens for antibody surveys to be carried out by the Okinawa Prefectural Government in partnership with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) for a survey of the state of coronavirus...

OIST and HabuBox collaborate on kariyushi capsule collection

OIST and HabuBox collaborate on kariyushi capsule collection

July 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Onna Village collaborated with the T-shirt brand HabuBox to create a capsule collection of kariyushi wear. A photoshoot was held on campus on July 7. The exclusive designs are based on the...

Fishing village exterminates 145 sharks in effort to prevent damage to fishing hauls July 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fishing village exterminates 145 sharks in effort to prevent damage to fishing hauls July 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

July 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ishigaki – Fishermen from Ishigaki engaged on a two-day shark hunt on July 13 and 14 in the ocean around Ishigaki island. Over the course of the two days, they caught a total of 145 sharks, including species such as tiger sharks, silvertip sharks, and tawny nurse...

Residents near U.S. bases ask for PCR testing as coronavirus spreads among U.S military personnel

Residents near U.S. bases ask for PCR testing as coronavirus spreads among U.S military personnel

July 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo.

Upon receiving news that cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus are being confirmed one after another on U.S. military bases, residents of municipalities in the north-central part of Okinawa Island are making one inquiry after another. As apprehension...

Governor Tamaki requests U.S. military suspend transfer of personnel from the U.S. to Okinawa amid coronavirus outburst on U.S. bases

Governor Tamaki requests U.S. military suspend transfer of personnel from the U.S. to Okinawa amid coronavirus outburst on U.S. bases

July 16, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki visited the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) on July 15, to compose an official request demanding the U.S. institute policies to thoroughly administer PCR...

Comet NEOWISE photographed shining bright in predawn sky over Aguni

Comet NEOWISE photographed shining bright in predawn sky over Aguni

July 16, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Tomoe Oshiro

On July 12, Aguni-jima resident Masayoshi Shikata, 50, succeeded in photographing Comet NEOWISE (C/2020/F3).

Comet NEOWISE was discovered on March 28 (Japan time) through NASA’s infrared observation satellite NEOWISE. The comet...

U.S. military reports 34 new COVID-19 cases in Okinawa, bringing total count to 99; cluster outbreak among Marines, one case on Kadena

U.S. military reports 34 new COVID-19 cases in Okinawa, bringing total count to 99; cluster outbreak among Marines, one case on Kadena

July 14, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa prefectural government announced it confirmed 32 new COVID-19 cases at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and one case at Camp Kinser, between July 12 and 13. Additionally, the Kadena Air Base Facebook page announced on the night of July 13 that one...

Editorial: All bases should be put on lockdown in light of 61 confirmed U.S. military coronavirus cases

July 12, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on U.S. military bases in Okinawa rose to 61 from July 7 to 11. July 11 saw 45 cases, nearly three times the number (16) the previous day. The Okinawa Prefectural Government assesses that clusters are occurring at U.S. Marine...

Okinawa prefectural assembly unanimously passes resolution demanding report on coronavirus cases in U.S. military bases on the island, Okinawa’s governor’s office also demands stronger prevention measures

Okinawa prefectural assembly unanimously passes resolution demanding report on coronavirus cases in U.S. military bases on the island, Okinawa’s governor’s office also demands stronger prevention measures

July 11, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in...

Crabs come out at night under the light of the moon to lay eggs on Miyagi Island

Crabs come out at night under the light of the moon to lay eggs on Miyagi Island

July 8, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On Miyagi Island in Uruma City in Okinawa, the egg-laying season for crabs is approaching.

On July 6 under a full moon, a scene can be seen of countless crabs crossing the street, headed in the direction of the moonlight, and arriving at the edge of the water...