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Foreign workers in Okinawa reaches largest record number of 7310 people

Foreign workers in Okinawa reaches largest record number of 7310 people

 

February 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 8, the Okinawa Labor Bureau announced that the number of foreign workers in Okinawa Prefecture reached a record high of 7,310 people (as of October 2017), an increase of 1,339 (22.4%) from the same month the previous year.

The countries from which the most foreign workers came were Nepal at 1,981 people (27.1%), the Philippines at 986 people (13.5%), and China including Hong Kong at 955 people (13.1%).

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Okinawan’s from all over the world embrace in Peru at the World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

Okinawan’s from all over the world embrace in Peru at the World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

 

February 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Lima Tokumori

 

The 6th World Youth Uchinanchu Festival (hosted by the festival’s executive committee) held the round table discussion, closing ceremony, and grand finale February 10 at the Peru Okinawa...

Uchinanchu gather in Peru for Sixth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

Uchinanchu gather in Peru for Sixth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

 

February 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Peruvian Correspondent Mitsuhiro Akamine

 

The Sixth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival commenced in the evening on February 6 local time in Lima, Peru (Japan time February 7).

The festival attracts young people of Okinawan...

Nago residents celebrate Susumu Inamine for his completed terms as mayor

Nago residents celebrate Susumu Inamine for his completed terms as mayor

 

February 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 7, a party to celebrate the end of Inamine’s term as mayor was held at the Nago City Office.

 

In his farewell address Inamine said, “The only regret weighing on my mind is the work I left...

Newly selected sixth-generation Hokuzan king and queen promote Nakijin

Newly selected sixth-generation Hokuzan king and queen promote Nakijin

 

February 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A thirty-eight year-old Genki Taguchi and twenty-five year-old Nozomi Uema have been chosen to be the sixth-generation Hokuzan king and queen, who will promote Nakijin village.

The unveiling ceremony for the king and queen was...

Study proves for the first time that mantas become adults at five years old

Study proves for the first time that mantas become adults at five years old

 

February 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu announced on January 30 that a male Alfred manta born at the aquarium in June, 2008 was confirmed to be an adult capable of reproduction at five years of age after having been continusouly observed...

Editorial: It is too soon to say if Nago City’s Mayor Toguchi accepts the new base

February 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The issue of MCAS Futenma’s relocation to Henoko, Nago City was the major issue at hand in the Nago mayoral election. Taketoyo Toguchi, an independent new candidate endorsed by the Japanese government which is advancing construction in Henoko, beat the independent...

Newcomer Taketoyo Toguchi defeats incumbent Susumu Inamine by 3,458 votes in Nago City mayoral Election

Newcomer Taketoyo Toguchi defeats incumbent Susumu Inamine by 3,458 votes in Nago City mayoral Election

February 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

The Nago City mayoral election, which has become a major battleground in the ongoing dispute over the relocation of MCAS Futenma to Henoko, went to the polls on February 4. Newcomer Taketoyo Toguchi 56, won the election with 20,389 votes. Toguchi...

Mikhail Gorbachev sends message of support to the Okinawan anti-base struggle and urges that truth be disclosed about nuclear weapons in Okinawa

Mikhail Gorbachev sends message of support to the Okinawan anti-base struggle and urges that truth be disclosed about nuclear weapons in Okinawa

January 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Spurred by concerns about the rising threat of nuclear weapons, Mikhail Gorbachev (86), former president of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and leading figure in bringing the Cold War to a close, sent a message to the people of Okinawa through the...

Tourism to Okinawa last year reached 93.9 million people, exceeding that to Hawaii

Tourism to Okinawa last year reached 93.9 million people, exceeding that to Hawaii

February 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Hawaii Tourism Authority announced on February 1 that the number of tourists to come to Hawaii in 2017 was 9,382,986. Tourists to Okinawa exceeded those to Hawaii for the first time, by a margin of about 13,000 people. In 2017, the number of tourists arriving...

More than 100-thousand people petition to suspend U.S. military aircrafts flights over nursery

More than 100-thousand people petition to suspend U.S. military aircrafts flights over nursery

 

February 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Following the incident where parts fell from an U.S. military aircraft, 100,456 signatures were collected by January 31 by the Midorigaoka Nursery’s Parents’ Association.

The petition called for the suspension...