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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 site of the camp is designated as a national historic site in the United States. These testimonies will be used at a historical museum in the future.

 

During the Battle of...

 

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,...

Thailand royal family member takes part in filming Okinawa travel program for Thai television

Thailand royal family member takes part in filming Okinawa travel program for Thai television

 

December 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 4 ML Sarali Kitiyakara of Thailand’s royal family, who also does work as a television personality, came to Okinawa to film an overseas vacation television program with the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT)....

Ex-Marine Kenneth Shinzato sentenced to life in Okinawa rape and murder trial

Ex-Marine Kenneth Shinzato sentenced to life in Okinawa rape and murder trial

 

December 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato (formerly Gadson) was given a life...

American conservationists in dugong lawsuit visit Henoko, show solidarity with local citizens

American conservationists in dugong lawsuit visit Henoko, show solidarity with local citizens

November 30, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

 

On November 30, the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit against the U.S. came to i

nspect Henoko.

 

This lawsuit is aimed at stopping construction of the Futenma Air Station replacement facility,...

Okisho HS enters an agreement with four U.S. universities

Okisho HS enters an agreement with four U.S. universities

 

November 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 24, Okinawa Okisho High School in Naha City announced that it entered an agreement for enrollment by recommendation with four U.S. universities.

Okinawa Okisho High School Vice Chairman Masaichiro Nashiro and NPO...

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa to take their case to Japan’s Supreme Court after Japan found not liable in reparation lawsuit

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa to take their case to Japan’s Supreme Court after Japan found not liable in reparation lawsuit

 

December 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court handed down an appeal...