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Queen at Sea stops by at Naha port for the third year in a row

Queen at Sea stops by at Naha port for the third year in a row

March 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Queen Elisabeth, an around-the-world cruise, anchored at the Wakasa port in Naha port the morning of March 13.

The cruise weighs 90,900 tons and accommodates 2,091 passengers. This is the third year in a row the cruise ship has visited the Naha port.

 

The Queen Elisabeth is also known as the Queen at Sea, and is operated by the British cruise line Cunard Line.

The current ship is the third generation of ship...

 

Japan determines U.S. contractors are also “employees,” in compensation case for murdered woman

Japan determines U.S. contractors are also “employees,” in compensation case for murdered woman

 

March 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – Regarding the 2016 murder of a woman attached to a U.S. military base,...

Japan and Taiwan agree to revised fishing regulations in area north of Yaeyama Islands for spring trial period

 

March 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

Representatives from Japan and Taiwan met at a joint committee on fisheries March 15-16 in Taipei to discuss regulations for 2018 including fishing rights in the area near the Senkaku Islands as part of the Japan-Taiwan...

Jacksonville Okinawa Kenjin Kai celebrates 30th anniversary with various Ryukyu arts performances

Jacksonville Okinawa Kenjin Kai celebrates 30th anniversary with various Ryukyu arts performances

 

March 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Tamiko Suzuki

 

 

The Jacksonville Okinawa Kenjin Kai was founded in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1988.

Camp Lejeune, the largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the East Coast, is located there as well. At first...

Yamashiro to appeal guilty verdict from Naha District Court as “unfair”

 

 

March 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On March 14, Judge Toshihiro...

Naha District Court rules against Okinawa in lawsuit to prevent coral reef destruction, does not rule on fishing rights

March 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha District Court handed down its ruling on March 13 in the...

Parent and child humpback whales spotted in Oura Bay

Parent and child humpback whales spotted in Oura Bay

March 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On both March 11 and 12, a parent and child humpback whales were spotted swimming in Oura Bay.

Since the pair were not spotted on March 13, it seems that they moved onto the open ocean.

The pair were seen showing their backs above water...

Onaga interviews Center for Biological Diversity personnel about U.S. dugong lawsuit with DoD

Onaga interviews Center for Biological Diversity personnel about U.S. dugong lawsuit with DoD

 

March 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga arrived in San Francisco, California on March 11 (local time).

There, he had an interview with Peter Galvin and Miyoko Sakashita of the Center...

Vice governor protests the government for the fall of F-15 machine part

Vice governor protests the government for the fall of F-15 machine part

 

March 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the fall of a machine part from an F-15 combat plane from the U.S. Kadena air force base, it was revealed on March 8 that it took six days for the headquarters of the 18th Air Wing to acknowledge the accident after it had occurred.

Chief...

Nine educational institutions release statement against US military flights over schools

Nine educational institutions release statement against US military flights over schools

 

March 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On March 7 at the Prefectural Office, the heads of nine educational institutions in Okinawa including the president of the University of the Ryukyus Hajime Oshiro held a press conference and released a joint statement requesting that Prime...

Okinawa Defense Bureau releases report expressing doubt over Henoko construction site being over active fault line and on weak ground

Okinawa Defense Bureau releases report expressing doubt over Henoko construction site being over active fault line and on weak ground

 

March 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ikue Nakaima

 

A report by the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) obtained March 6, detailing the results of a geological survey conducted on the undersea portion of the area designated for new base construction in Henoko, Nago, clearly...