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Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad establish International Day of Nikkei

 

June 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 6 and 7, the Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad held their 59th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad in Hawaii.

Here, the association established June 20 as International Day of Nikkei.

June 20 was the day in which Japanese first arrived in Hawaii as emigrants in 1868.

Second-generation Japanese-Argentinian Higa-Andreas and third-generation Japanese-Peruvian Tadashi Isa-Andreas, who both live...

 

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

 

June 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In May, Ishigaki City conducted an “Ishigaki-jima residents’ ideas survey on tourism” and reported the result.

In regard to the number of tourists to the city, 47.4% responded that, “the number should be reduced slightly”...

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

June 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Coral in Oura Bay in Nago city showed signs of spawning on May 30 at the construction site of a new military base meant to replace MCAS Futenma. Pink-colored eggs drifted in the water, creating a mysterious scene. The following photos show the scenes of spawning.

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Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At the “Ryudai 21st Century Forum” held recently at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara Town as a place of interaction between academia and society attended by students and employees of various companies, Emi Tamaki, Associate...

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

Prefectural referendum might be held after November gubernatorial election

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

 

On June 14, it came to light that a prefectural referendum could take place, which might throw the certainty of land reclamation in Henoko into question.

If the referendum is held it will be after the...

U.S. military tells prefectural government to lodge objection through Japanese government

U.S. military tells prefectural government to lodge objection through Japanese government

 

June 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On June 16, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) revealed that when it called to lodge an objection about the crash of an F-15 fighter aircraft stationed at the United States Air Force Kadena Air Base, the 18th Air Wing of Kadena Base...

Nago City Mayor Toguchi acknowledges Henoko base construction for the first time, stresses need to protect the environment

June 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Nago – For the first time since taking office, Mayor Taketoyo Toguchi acknowledged that base construction in Henoko was progressing on June 12, commenting, “I believe that it is progressing with attention being paid to the environment, and I definitely...

F-15 crash arouses concern among residents about dangers of living near Kadena Air Base

F-15 crash arouses concern among residents about dangers of living near Kadena Air Base

 

June 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the early morning on June 11, a U.S. F-15 fighter aircraft from Kadena Air Base crashed in the ocean to the south of Okinawa Island.

 

Residents living in the vicinity of the base have been reminded again of the danger...

Adjustments to ODB’s plan for handling coral pushes soil depositing back to mid-August

Adjustments to ODB’s plan for handling coral pushes soil depositing back to mid-August

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Japanese government is making arrangements for land reclamation work in Henoko, as part of construction of the replacement facility for Futenma Air Station.

Although the government planned to start depositing soil into the ocean...

Expansion work on airstrip simulating ship’s deck proceeding at Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield

Expansion work on airstrip simulating ship’s deck proceeding at Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield

June 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield in Ie Village, expansion work is proceeding on the “LHD deck” airstrip, which simulates the deck of an amphibious assault ship.

On June 6, the Ryukyu Shimpo used drone aerial photography to check in on this airstrip...

“It’s been a dream since I was a child.” Kitanakagusuku High School graduate Joey O’Brien drafted by Seattle Mariners in 6th round

“It’s been a dream since I was a child.” Kitanakagusuku High School graduate Joey O’Brien drafted by Seattle Mariners in 6th round

 

June 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

With a 155-km fastball and good slugging power, two-way prospect Joey O’Brien, 20, from Okinawa Prefectural Kitagusuku High School, and more recently the College of Southern Nevada, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners...