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Naha Mayoral Election 10/21 “Putting Naha residents’ happiness first”–Shiroma renews pledge upon re-election, contemplates Onaga’s memory

Naha Mayoral Election 10/21 “Putting Naha residents’ happiness first”--Shiroma renews pledge upon re-election, contemplates Onaga’s memory

 

October 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“Yes, yes, yes!” When her re-election was announced on television at 8:00 p.m., Mikiko Shiroma, 67, struck a victory pose, pumping her fist in the air.

Cheers and whistles erupted at her campaign office in Matsuyama, Naha City, and applause filled the air.

Shiroma, surrounded by smiles and kachaashii dancing, pledged resolutely, “I will give all I’ve got as the ‘mother’ of Naha City for the sake of the...

 

Editorial : The Japanese government suing to allow land filling is a reckless trampling of democracy

October 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

When Okinawa’s former governor revoked approval for land filling activities as part of the relocation of MCAS Futenma to Henoko in Nago City, the Japanese government took countermeasures. Those came in the form of demanding that the Minister of Land, Infrastructure,...

Japan requests injunction overturning Henoko permit revocation, trampling Okinawans’ wishes

Japan requests injunction overturning Henoko permit revocation, trampling Okinawans’ wishes

October 17, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On October 17 starting at 4:40 p.m. Governor Denny Tamaki answered questions from a group of reporters at the Prefectural Office. He spoke about the central government’s request for an injunction to overturn revocation of the land reclamation...

Nara organizations form group to urge return of Ryukyuan remains kept at Kyoto University

October 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

In response to Kyoto University retaining human remains removed by anthropologists from Okinawa in the early Showa era, several organizations including the Nara-Okinawa Solidarity Commission have established a group called the Nara Prefectural Council Requesting...

Fundraising begins to repair and preserve “Solidarity Dojo,” symbol of resistance to US military

Fundraising begins to repair and preserve “Solidarity Dojo,” symbol of resistance to US military

October 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 9 repairs were started on the “Solidarity Dojo” in Maja, Ie Village, which the late Shoko Ahagon used as the base of land struggles in the resistance movement against the U.S. military. Because the repairs will cost about 10 million yen, the Wabiai...

Okinawa Wedding Committee hopes to develop the Chinese market with resort weddings, wedding albums, and special visas

Okinawa Wedding Committee hopes to develop the Chinese market with resort weddings, wedding albums, and special visas

October 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Resort Wedding Committee (Yoshiaki Ogawa, spokesperson), made up of representatives from wedding-industry companies, has been working to develop the Chinese market. The committee is looking to establish a “Resort Wedding Tourism” business model...

Removing helipads now a pledge by Nago City Mayor Toguchi

Removing helipads now a pledge by Nago City Mayor Toguchi

October 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Ayako Sakaguchi

On October 15, Okinawa Prefecture Nago City Mayor Taketoyo Toguchi declared he will work to remove all seven helipads within U.S. military Camp Schwab. During the city council plenary meeting, he declared he would “strongly appeal”...

Kin celebrates the “Forefather of Emigration,” Kyuzo Toyama

Kin celebrates the “Forefather of Emigration,” Kyuzo Toyama

October 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The town of Kin celebrated the 150th birthday of Kyuzo Toyama (1868–1910), the “forefather of emigration,” on October 14, attracting many residents and out-of-town visitors. In Toyama’s day, Kin’s resilient town spirit had successfully delivered an emigration...

Governor Tamaki has first conference with Prime Minister Abe since assuming office

Governor Tamaki has first conference with Prime Minister Abe since assuming office

 

October 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the afternoon of October 12 at the Kantei, the prime minister’s official residence, for the first time since he assumed office Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki had a conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and...

Scientific research quantifies delicious quality of Agu brand pork

Scientific research quantifies delicious quality of Agu brand pork

 

October 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Livestock Research Center in Nakijin carried out research on the meat quality of Agu brand pigs, and found that Agu pork contains more components that affect the deliciousness of the meat than western pork.

Compared...

Shimoji-shima to Narita Airport Terminal to open in March of 2019 in Miyakojima, Okinawa

Shimoji-shima to Narita Airport Terminal to open in March of 2019 in Miyakojima, Okinawa

 

October 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture, who along with Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and Miyakojima City have been working to renovate the passenger terminal facilities at Shimoji-shima Airport, held a press conference October 15 at the Okinawa Prefectural...