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“We just want a normal daily life” –nursery school parents’ association request a stop to flights over the nursery school after U.S. military helicopter part falls

December 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In connection to the fall of a U.S. military helicopter part on the roof of Midorigaoka Nursery School in Nodake, Ginowan, the nursery school parents’ association visited Vice Governor Moritake...

 

GGB performance group debuts with 102-year-old member

GGB performance group debuts with 102-year-old member

 

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

A performance group named GGB (Gushikawa Koseien Gichan & Bachan), made their debut at the Uruma City Office December 6.

The group, which has an average age of 80, was launched with members at the Gushikawa...

Yoichi Itokazu wins silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships, heralded as a “salvation for Japan”

Yoichi Itokazu wins silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships, heralded as a “salvation for Japan”

 

December 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Day two of the World Weightlifting Championships was held on November 29 in Anaheim, CA. Yoichi Itokazu 26, who placed fourth at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the 62 kg class last year, won a silver medal in the total 299 kg category,...

U.S. military crime’s low indictment rates appear affected by secret

 

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

 

In the decade spanning 2007 through 2016, the average indictment rate for people associated with the U.S. military (including military personnel, military contractors, and family...

Awamori in Iceland: positive response felt during tasting event

December 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In November, in preparation for opening up a Western market for Ryukyu Awamori, three distilleries in Okinawa Prefecture (Chuko Awamori Distillery, Zuisen Distillery, and Kumejima’s Kumesen), along with Blueship Okinawa, a consulting company, held...

U.S. Department of the Interior investigates seven Okinawan POWs in Hawaii

U.S. Department of the Interior investigates seven Okinawan POWs in Hawaii

 

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

For the first time starting on December 8, the U.S. Department of the Interior will conduct interviews with seven former Okinawan prisoners of war in order to preserve memories of Honouliuli POW Camp in Hawaii during World War II.

The...

Ryo Kiyuna wins 6th straight Emperor’s Cup at Japan Cup Karatedo Championship

Ryo Kiyuna wins 6th straight Emperor’s Cup at Japan Cup Karatedo Championship

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the final day of the Japan Cup Karatedo Champsionship at the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo December 10, Ryo Kiyuna (Ryuei Ryu Ryuho-kai) won his sixth-straight Emperor’s Cup, and Kiyou Shimizu (Miki House) won her fifth straight Empress’s...

JICA volunteer Lima Tokumori teaches peace lesson about Okinawa to La Unión students in Peru

JICA volunteer Lima Tokumori teaches peace lesson about Okinawa to La Unión students in Peru

 

December 4, 2017 Correspondent Heiji Taira of Ryukyu Shimpo reports

 

On November 6, La Unión Private Elementary and Middle School for students of Japanese descent in Lima, Peru, held a lesson on peace education as part of an integrated curriculum.

Japan International...

Canister believed to be from a US helicopter lands on a nursery school in Ginowan

Canister believed to be from a US helicopter lands on a nursery school in Ginowan

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A plastic canister landed on the metal roof of the Futenma Baptist Church’s Midorigaoka Nursery School in Nodake, Ginowan, around 10:20 a.m. on December 7.

No people were injured. Right around the time of the dropped tube, a U.S. military...

The number of tourists coming to Okinawa exceeds that of visitors to Hawaii between January and September

 

November 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The number of tourists visiting Okinawa in 2017 may exceed that of Hawaii, which is considered a model for Okinawa tourism. From January to September, 7,115,500 people visited Okinawa, an increase of 8.9 percent compared with the same...

Yumeka the artistic elephant welcomed to Okinawa Zoo & Museum in hopes of getting pregnant

Yumeka the artistic elephant welcomed to Okinawa Zoo & Museum in hopes of getting pregnant

 

November 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Okinawa) On November 18, a welcome party was held for Yumeka,...