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One-ton unexploded ordnance found at Cape Kyan in Itoman

One-ton unexploded ordnance found at Cape Kyan in Itoman

December 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

At about 12:40 p.m. on December 12, workers carrying out a magnetic survey found a one-ton bomb in an uninhabited area of Kyan in Itoman. Experts speculate that the piece of unexploded ordnance found buried about one meter below the ground was a U.S. made bomb. It measures about 60 cm in diameter and is about 180 cm long. The spot is located about 230 meters to the east of the Okinawa Prefectural Fisheries Research and Extension Center, but there are no houses...

 

Astronomer Kakazu delivers lecture by TV phone from Hawaii

Astronomer Kakazu delivers lecture by TV phone from Hawaii

December 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Astronomer Yuko Kakazu delivered a lecture to students of Okinawa Shogaku High School using a TV phone from the Subaru Telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Hawaii. A total of 63 first to third grade students of the International Culture...

Hundreds of women protest against Henoko relocation

Hundreds of women protest against Henoko relocation

December 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in Nago, where they will reclaim land to build the new base. At the Public Square in Naha on December 10, 500 people, mainly women, gathered to ask Okinawa Governor...

One and only movie theater in Miyako-jima on verge of closing

One and only movie theater in Miyako-jima on verge of closing

December 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Digitalization has affected many movie theaters. Now on the verge of closing, Cinema Panic Miyakojima has been the only theater in the Miyako area in Japan’s extreme south to contribute to cinema culture. It would cost 10 million yen to convert it to a digital...

Parade of 300 bikes attracts crowds to Koza Gate 2 Street

Parade of 300 bikes attracts crowds to Koza Gate 2 Street

December 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 1, the Gate #2 Festa was held in front of Kadena Air Base in Koza Gate Street, which is also known as Kuko-dori.

Starting at 2:00 p.m. and attracting a large crowd, the parade of more than 300 motorcycles was the main event of the festival....

Chinese cruise ship visits Okinawa for the first time since Senkaku Islands dispute

Chinese cruise ship visits Okinawa for the first time since Senkaku Islands dispute

December 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The charter cruise ship the Costa Atlantica (about 85,000 tons), carrying 2,389 Chinese tourists, called at Naha Port on December 5. Visits by Chinese charter cruise ships were cancelled when the Senkaku Islands dispute occurred, so this is the first visit in...

Cafe within OIST wins Food Action Nippon Award

Cafe within OIST wins Food Action Nippon Award

December 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yanbaru Harusaa’s Table Kaito+, a cafe located within the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), has won the excellence award in the sales and consumer promotion section of Food Action Nippon 2013. Food Action Nippon is a project designed to recognize...

Yusaku Miyazato wins 1st career title in Nippon Series

Yusaku Miyazato wins 1st career title in Nippon Series

December 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yusaku Miyazato has won his long-sought-after first title in his 11-year career as a professional in the season-ending Nippon Series JT Cup. The final round of the JT Cup was held on December 8 at the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club.

The first-round co-leader...

How do I look? Elephant wears Chibana hanaori outfit

How do I look? Elephant wears <em>Chibana hanaori</em> outfit

December 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

For three days from November 29 to December 1, the Chibana Hanaori Business Cooperative held its fourth exhibition at the Okinawa Zoo and Museum Children’s Center in Okinawa City. At the opening ceremony on the 29th, an elephant appeared dressed in...

Early Christmas presents for welfare institutions in Okinawa

December 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa branch of the Federation of Japan Confectionery Associations baked 260 Christmas cakes for welfare institutions in Okinawa on December 4. This was part of annual welfare projects supported by the Okinawa Prefecture Council of Social Welfare and Community.

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245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

December 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives Cup 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon started from the Ginowan Seaside Park on December 8.

Fukuoka resident Sho Watanabe won the half marathon for the first time.
There were 249...