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Nansong coins, carved stone tools uncovered at Shuri Castle Ruins deemed valuable artifacts

Nansong coins, carved stone tools uncovered at Shuri Castle Ruins deemed valuable artifacts

February 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Two discoveries excavated from the Kyonouchi remains at Shuri Castle in 1996 had their origin determined this week. At the time of excavation, details regarding these artifacts were unclear, but it has been determined that the first discovery was Shokogenpo, the official currency from 12-13th century Chinese Nansong dynasty. The second was carved stoneware made sometime from the 15-17th century, which have images that were carved into the stone with small...

 

With success of Okinawan hero Ryujin Mabuyer, more Asian heroes to come

With success of Okinawan hero Ryujin Mabuyer, more Asian heroes to come

February 8 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

In Tomigusuku City, Nansei Sangyo which produced Ryujin Mabuyer, a local hero of Okinawa Prefecture, has joined with Seiginomikata Corporation which manages Tohokugoshin Miraiga, local heroes of the Tohoku area, to fund and set up an organization that will produce...

“I am filled with indignation,” Governor Onaga criticizes Japanese government for dumping concrete blocks into sea off coast of Henoko

February 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the afternoon of February 7, Governor Takeshi Onaga strongly criticized the Okinawa Bureau of the Defense Ministry for dumping concrete blocks into the sea off Henoko, Nago despite his request to stop it.

The governor said, “I made a request that...

Editorial: Henoko construction will cause irreparable damage to the sea environment; prefectural government must take action

February 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government has started work in the ocean for the new Henoko base in preparation for large-scale land reclamation.

This outrageous behavior tramples on Okinawans’ overwhelming opposition to the construction, expressed in countless elections and opinion...

ODB begins submerging concrete blocks in Oura Bay to restrict Henoko base construction site

ODB begins submerging concrete blocks in Oura Bay to restrict Henoko base construction site

February 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo  

On February 7 at about 9:25 a.m., the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) began work off the shore of Camp Schwab in Oura Bay, placing large concrete blocks underwater to form a temporarily restricted area for construction of a new base in Henoko, which is intended...

800 people protest self-defense force deployment in Ishigaki

800 people protest self-defense force deployment in Ishigaki

January 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A public meeting against deployment of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) to Ishigaki Island was held in Ishigaki City gymnastic hall on January 29, and approximately 800 people from around the city attended the meeting. The group adopted a resolution to...

Documentary film “Targeted Island Kaji kataka” by director Mikami completed

Documentary film “Targeted Island Kaji kataka” by director Mikami completed

February 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A new documentary film titled “Targeted Island Kaji kataka” captures the military base issue in Okinawa from residents’ perspectives. This is the third and the latest work of the director Chie Mikami following “The Targeted Village” and “We Shall Overcome...

Okinawa governor warns forcible construction of a new base will lead to future trouble for Japan-US security relations

Okinawa governor warns forcible construction of a new base will lead to future trouble for Japan-US security relations

February 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington D.C.

On February 3, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, who visited the United States to call for the cancellation of construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, held a press conference in Washington D.C.

U.S....

Complete skeleton found in cave in Yaese believed to belong to Japanese soldier

Complete skeleton found in cave in Yaese believed to belong to Japanese soldier

February 1, 2017 Yukiko Toyohama of Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 31, a complete skeleton believed to belong to a Japanese soldier from the Battle of Okinawa was found in a cave at Asato, Yaese. The remains are complete with a skull, shoulder blades, tailbone, thighbones, shin bones, upper arm bones,...

Ikei neighborhood association rejects reparations offer, pushes to cease flights over 4 islands

February 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

In light of a U.S. military helicopter making an emergency landing on an agricultural road in Uruma City, Yonashiro, Ikeijima, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) offered reparations to the Ikei neighborhood community association. On the first of the month, the neighborhood...

Governor Onaga travels to US to call for a stop to Henoko construction

Governor Onaga travels to US to call for a stop to Henoko construction

February 2, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sakae Toiyama reports from Washington D.C.

On the afternoon of January 31, Governor Takeshi Onaga began his action in Washington D.C. to convey Okinawa’s opposition to the construction of a new base as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air...