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With Miyakojima becoming one of the world’s worst hot zones of the coronavirus, mayor pleads with people “do not come here”

With Miyakojima becoming one of the world’s worst hot zones of the coronavirus, mayor pleads with people “do not come here”

August 19, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Miyakojima Mayor Kazuyuki Zakimi held a press conference at the Miyakojima City Hall August 18, where he warned both tourists and people looking to return home to the island that the area had become “one of the world’s worst hot zones” of COVID-19, strongly requesting that they not come to the island.

According to sources such as city officials, from the start of August through the 18th, there have been 440 confirmed cases. Being...

 

Fallen component from Osprey aircraft exceeds one meter in size, according to U.S. military

Fallen component from Osprey aircraft exceeds one meter in size, according to U.S. military

August 20, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Concerning an incident on August 12 in which components of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft fell therefrom, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) on August 19 clarified that one of the components in question was a panel exceeding one...

“Respect the War Dead” Gushiken’s Hunger Strike in Front of Yasukuni Shrine on Memorial Day for the End of the War Draws Attention to the Issue of War Dead Remains at Okinawan Battleground

“Respect the War Dead” Gushiken’s Hunger Strike in Front of Yasukuni Shrine on Memorial Day for the End of the War Draws Attention to the Issue of War Dead Remains at Okinawan Battleground

August 15, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – On August 15, Memorial Day for the End of the War, Takamatsu Gushiken continued his hunger strike in front of the Nippon Budokan in Chiyoda. He began the hunger strike on August 14. Gushiken is a representative of the Gamafuya, a group of...

Okinawa has had zero extremely hot days this year despite being so far south, why is this?

Okinawa has had zero extremely hot days this year despite being so far south, why is this?

August 16 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory (OMO) the Okinawa archipelago has yet to record an extremely hot day, meaning a high temperature exceeding 35 degrees Celsius, in 2021 as of August 12. Meanwhile, Areas such as the Kanto region has seen continuing...

Four Goat Kids Born in One Month at Hentona High School in Ogimi

Four Goat Kids Born in One Month at Hentona High School in Ogimi

August 12, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Ogimi – In the approximately one month from late June to late July, four goat kids were born one after the other at Hentona High School in Ogimi, a town close to a forest that is a natural heritage site. The four goats were born to three of the...

Governor Tamaki calls for people to “refrain from visiting relatives for Obon” as Okinawa looks to implement new COVID measures, increase the speed of vaccination distribution

Governor Tamaki calls for people to “refrain from visiting relatives for Obon” as Okinawa looks to implement new COVID measures, increase the speed of vaccination distribution

August 12, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

With the rapid spread of a new wave of COVID-19, Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki held a press conference at the Okinawa Prefectural Office on August 12, where he announced new coronavirus measures such as a plan to increase the speed of vaccine distribution....

Tokyo Paralympic flames ignited in Okinawa with prayer for peace

Tokyo Paralympic flames ignited in Okinawa with prayer for peace

August 13, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 12, torch bearers located in six towns and cities of Okinawa prayed for peace as they ignited torches for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, which will open on August 24. The six locations included the Fire of Peace monument at the Peace Memorial...

Ministry of Defense adds 10 installations in Okinawa to the drone no-fly zone list

Ministry of Defense adds 10 installations in Okinawa to the drone no-fly zone list

August 10, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – The Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced August 6 that they were adding three Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) installations and seven U.S. military installations such as the U.S. Naha Military Port and JSDF Camp Naha to the list of locations that restricts...

Breaking – Kiyuna wins the gold medal in the Men’s Karate Kata, bringing home Okinawa’s first Olympic Gold Medal

Breaking – Kiyuna wins the gold medal in the Men’s Karate Kata, bringing home Okinawa’s first Olympic Gold Medal

August 6, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Karate Men’s Karate Kata event was held for the first time in the Olympics at the Nippon Budokan on August 6, the 15th day of the Tokyo Olympics, and its first champion was Okinawan-native Ryo Kiyuna (31 – Konan High School, Okinawa International...

Okinawa’s Shohei Yabiku wins wrestling bronze “for dad”

Okinawa’s Shohei Yabiku wins wrestling bronze “for dad”

August 4, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Shohei Yabiku, 26, gave a press conference in Tokyo on the morning of August 4, a day after winning third place in the men’s 77kg Greco-Roman wrestling final at the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics. Yabiku is an alum of Urasoe Technical High School, Nippon...

Police charge citizen protesting U.S. military waste with forcible obstruction of business

Police charge citizen protesting U.S. military waste with forcible obstruction of business

August 4, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 3 the first security division of the Okinawa Prefectural Police filed documents with the Naha District Public Prosecutor’s Office concerning butterfly researcher Akino Miyagi being charged with forcible obstruction of business, a traffic...