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Relocation of Futenma facilities within Okinawa impossible

March 24, 2011. Ryukyu Shimpo

The Upper House Budget Committee, headed by Takeshi Maeda, held a public hearing on “Foreign and Security Policy” on March 23. During the hearing, Ukeru Magosaki, former Director General of the Intelligence and Analysis Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to Iran, suggested that the Futenma relocation plan should be reviewed, stating that the people of Okinawa people will never accept a relocation within their prefecture. Magosaki...

 

Extending a helping hand to Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan

Extending a helping hand to Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan

“Laugh & Peace Festival” starts in Okinawa

March 19, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

The opening ceremony of the 3rd International Okinawa Film Festival, sponsored by the Festival Executive Committee, was held at Ginowan Tropical Beach in Okinawa, on March 23. Held under the banner:...

Kick ass – Goat-fighting at the Katsuyama Flower Festival

Kick ass – Goat-fighting at the Katsuyama Flower Festival

March 16, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 12, many people came to enjoy a goat-fighting, or Hijaorase (Okinawan dialect) event, held annually at the Katsuyama Community Center, Nago City, in the northern part in Okinawa. Two goats butted each other violently in a ring approximately six...

Great East Japan Earthquake: growing numbers of the refugees to Okinawa

March 18, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, growing numbers of people from the Tohoku and Kanto areas have been taking refuge in Okinawa in order to escape from a spate of aftershocks and the ongoing threat of a nuclear accident.

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Resort Weddings increase to 8189 in Okinawa

Steadily growing number of customers from overseas

March 17, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

According to figures released by the Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Tourism, Commerce & Industry, 8189 couples were married at resort hotels in Okinawa last year. This represents a 2.0%...

Former Governor of Okinawa Masahide Ota: Maher’s remarks represent his true feelings

Former Governor of Okinawa Masahide Ota: Maher’s remarks represent his true feelings

March 12, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo
Former Governor of Okinawa Masahide Ota discusses what may lie behind the disparaging remarks about Okinawa made by Kevin Maher, who was subsequently removed from his position as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs in the US State Department.
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