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Visitors coming to Okinawa from abroad for “Legal Weddings” increasing rapidly

Visitors coming to Okinawa from abroad for “Legal Weddings” increasing rapidly

November 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Ryota Nakamura

Couples that come to Okinawa from abroad to submit their wedding registration and receive their wedding certificates in civil ceremonies referred to as “legal weddings” continues to increase and is taking hold on the island. In 2017, there were 400 civil ceremonies involving visitors from abroad, up 2.5 times from the 2013’s total of 157. For couples, coming to Okinawa for a resort wedding and receiving a Japanese wedding certificate...

 

International conference in Ireland calls for removal of all U.S. military bases worldwide, Okinawa included in discussion

International conference in Ireland calls for removal of all U.S. military bases worldwide, Okinawa included in discussion

November 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Hanayo Oya reports for the Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 16 the International Conference Against U.S./NATO Military Bases commenced in Dublin, Ireland.

The conference is attended by around 230 people from roughly thirty countries and regions worldwide...

International patient care training for healthcare professionals

International patient care training for healthcare professionals

November 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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JA Okinawa shows improvement in foreign sales, and popularity of goods on cruise ships

JA Okinawa shows improvement in foreign sales, and popularity of goods on cruise ships

 

November 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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US aerial tankers fly to MCAS Futenma, Ginowan residents complain of noise intensification

US aerial tankers fly to MCAS Futenma, Ginowan residents complain of noise intensification

 

November 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Around 4:00 p.m. on November 15 in Ginowan City, a KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft flew in to Futenma Air Station and spent about 30 minutes flying at low altitudes over the area around the base.

On the same day,...

MRO facility relocates to Naha airport, anticipates demand

MRO facility relocates to Naha airport, anticipates demand

 

November 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo 

 

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Gov. Tamaki calls for trilateral talks with Japanese and US governments to resolve Henoko relocation issue

Gov. Tamaki calls for trilateral talks with Japanese and US governments to resolve Henoko relocation issue

 

November 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

While visiting Washington, on November 14 (November 15 in Japan) Governor Denny Tamaki met with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mark Knapper and Acting Director for...

Governor Tamaki visits NYU, speaks about Henoko base and state of democracy in Okinawa

Governor Tamaki visits NYU, speaks about Henoko base and state of democracy in Okinawa

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On the evening of November 11 in New York, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki delivered a speech at New York University (NYU) on his first visit to the United States since taking office.

He strongly...

While visiting the United States, Governor Tamaki meets with United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs, appeals for “making Okinawa the buffer zone of peace.”

While visiting the United States, Governor Tamaki meets with United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs, appeals for “making Okinawa the buffer zone of peace.”

November 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

New York – As part of his first official trip to the United States in office, Governor Denny Tamaki met with United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu on the evening of November...

Okinawa governor delivers speech in New York, hoping diversity can encourange peace

Okinawa governor delivers speech in New York, hoping diversity can encourange peace

 

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

For the first time following taking office, Governor Denny Tamaki chose New York as his first stop in the U.S. About 140 people gathered for his speech in which he said, “Okinawa’s diversity...

Okinawa makes first-ever request to end shared use of dams, citing no U.S. military training there in 30 years

there in 30 years

November 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a meeting with Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki requested an end to shared use by Japan and the U.S. of the Fukuji Dam inside the U.S. military’s Northern Training Area and the Kanna Dam inside the U.S....