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Citizen group discusses methods of resistance on the Futenma gate blockade action

Citizen group discusses methods of resistance on the Futenma gate blockade action

December 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 8, at Okinawa International University in Ginowan members of the citizens’ group “Occupy Futenma” held a symposium entitled “Thinking about the September 30 Futenma Air Station gate blockade action.” Looking back at the protest action carried out almost three months ago against the Osprey deployment, members of the group who were actually there and participants on the floor discussed what the nature of the peace movement should...

 

Movie featuring the U.S. military aircraft crash onto Miyamori Elementary School screened

Movie featuring the U.S. military aircraft crash onto Miyamori Elementary School screened

December 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 8, Himawari, a movie about the incident in which a U.S. F-100 fighter from Kadena Air Base crashed onto Miyamori Elementary School in Ishikawa, killing 18 pupils on June 30, 1959, premiered in packed theaters in Uruma and Naha. The people...

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau sets up Okinawa booth at business expos in Spain and Taiwan

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau sets up Okinawa booth at business expos in Spain and Taiwan

December 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau participated in the Europe Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibitions (EIBTM) 2012, a type of business expo known as MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, Exhibition) held from November 27 to 29 in Barcelona....

Kedashiro suggests that the Senkaku Islands dispute should be resolved with Okinawan involvement

Kedashiro suggests that the Senkaku Islands dispute should be resolved with Okinawan involvement

December 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 5, a seminar entitled “The Senkaku Islands dispute and Okinawa” was held by the Okinawa Human Rights Association in the Yashio-So in Naha. Yotake Kedashiro, chair of the Senkaku Islands Missing-War-Bereaved Association, and Kenichi Uezato, emeritus...

Victims of the Battle of Okinawa sue the government

December 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Civilians and bereaved families who were victims in the Battle of Okinawa have sued the government, seeking an apology and damages of 11 million yen per person. This group lawsuit is referred to as the Nuchi-do-Takara court-case, which in the Okinawan dialect...

Children of people who migrated overseas from Nishihara boast that their roots are in Okinawa

Children of people who migrated overseas from Nishihara boast that their roots are in Okinawa

December 7, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 4, the graduation ceremony of the 2012 Training Program for students who are children of people who emigrated from Nishihara was held at the Nishihara Chamber of Commerce. This program aims to promote international cultural exchange by accepting the...

Number of active users of Facebook in Okinawa ranks second in Japan

Number of active users of Facebook in Okinawa ranks second in Japan

December 7 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the Okinawa Internet White Paper 2012-2013 published by web-design company Lideli Co., Ltd., at the end of October 2012 the number of people using Facebook in Okinawa accounted for 10.3 percent of its online population.
This is second in Japan...

Osprey aircraft fly from Futenma Air Station to Guam for training

Osprey aircraft fly from Futenma Air Station to Guam for training

December 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of December 7, three of the 12 Osprey aircraft deployed to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan flew to Guam for training, arriving there that afternoon. This is the first time that the Osprey aircraft have participated in training conducted...

Number of Osprey flights increase 1.3 times in the two months since deployment

Number of Osprey flights increase 1.3 times in the two months since deployment

December 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 1, two months passed since the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft were deployed to Okinawa. According to investigations carried out by the Ryukyu Shimpo, the number of flights by the aircraft from Futenma Air Station in...

Shipment of Japanese tiger prawns gets into in full swing

Shipment of Japanese tiger prawns gets into in full swing

December 2 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Into December, all over Okinawa shipment of Japanese tiger prawns, a popular gift during the o-seibo or gift-giving season in early winter, has started in full swing. On November 30, workers at the Japanese tiger prawn farm in Ginoza were busy sorting...

Okinawan-Canadian receives honorary degree after 70 years

Okinawan-Canadian receives honorary degree after 70 years

November 27, 2012, Masaaki Umeda of Ryukyu Shimpo

Before World War II, Roy Oshiro enrolled at the University of British Columbia in Canada hoping to become a teacher after graduation. However, the war broke out and he was expelled from the university, discriminated against because he was the...