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Ministry of Defense considers establishing depot in Okinawa at JGSDF Vice-Camp Katsuren

 

July 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It recently came to light that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) is considering locations in Okinawa for depots to store ammunition and other resources for Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF). Establishing such a depot at JGSDF Vice-Camp Katsuren in Uruma City is a plan that the MOD is highly considering.

 

Also, the MOD wants to simultaneously introduce transport ships to carry Self-Defense Forces (SDF)...

 

August prefectural rally against Henoko soil deposits expected to draw over 30,000 participants

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has received notification from the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) that depositing soil into the ocean will commence on August 17 as part of the construction of a replacement facility for Futenma Air...

International educational travel to Okinawa, highlighted by Japanese-style school lunches and cleaning time, increases to 1,565 students for 2017

International educational travel to Okinawa, highlighted by Japanese-style school lunches and cleaning time, increases to 1,565 students for 2017

 

July 1 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB), which promotes an initiative that invites students from abroad for educational travel, reported on June 30 that the number of students who came to Okinawa in 2017, as far as the OCVB know,...

Okinawa Police determine broken farm shed windows caused by stray bullet

Okinawa Police determine broken farm shed windows caused by stray bullet

 

June 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

 

Okinawa Prefectural Police announced on June 28 that a crime lab had confirmed that the two windows of a farm shed in an orchard in Sukuta, Nago, which were broken on June 21 by, “what appeared to be a fired...

Miyamori Elementary School hosts a memorial service for 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash

Miyamori Elementary School hosts a memorial service for 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash

 

June 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On June 29, a memorial service for the 1959 Okinawa F-100 crash was hosted at the Miyamori Elementary School by the student council.

It has been 59 years since a jet fighter plane crash landed due to poor maintenance...

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...

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)...