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300 people attend the opening ceremony of the Okinawan House built in New Caledonia

300 people attend the opening ceremony of the Okinawan House built in New Caledonia

November 13, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 12, the opening ceremony of the “Maison de Okinawa” (Okinawan House), a facility with an assembly room and exhibition hall for the New Caledonia Okinawa Kenjinkai (Nouvelle Caledonie Descendants D’Okinawa), was held at Poindimie City in New Caledonia.
About 300 people, including Marie-Jose Michel, the Honorary Consul of Japan, and Paul Neaoutyne, the Poindimie City Mayor and Governor of the Northern Region attended the ceremony. They...

 

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously moves to request that the government not submit the Henoko evaluation report

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously moves to request that the government not submit the Henoko evaluation report

November 15, 2011

In an extraordinary meeting held on November 14, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly, chaired by Zenshin Takamine, unanimously decided to ask the central government not to submit the evaluation report on the environmental impact of the relocation of United States Marine Corps...

No cases involving military civilian employees “on duty” have been brought before a U.S. court martial in Japan

No cases involving military civilian employees “on duty” have been brought before a U.S. court martial in Japan

November 13, 2011 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo

Of the 62 cases of crime or incidents involving U.S. military civilian employees in Japan that have occurred “in the line of duty” during the five-year period of 2006-2010, it was recently divulged that none of those have been brought to...

Defense Minister intends to submit Henoko environmental impact report before the end of the year

Defense Minister intends to submit Henoko environmental impact report before the end of the year

November 13, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo.

On November 12, Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa, who is now visiting Okinawa Prefecture, held a press conference at the Okinawa Defense Bureau regarding the submission of a written evaluation on the environmental impact of the reclamation of the coastal area...

Okinawan business community expresses concern about Prime Minister Noda’s announcement of participation in TPP-related talks

November 12 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 11, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda officially announced that Japan will participate in talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP).
Many people in the Okinawan business community expressed concern about Japan’s participation...

24000 year-old human remains discovered at Shiraho Saonetabaru Cave Ruins in Ishigaki City

24000 year-old human remains discovered at Shiraho Saonetabaru Cave Ruins in Ishigaki City

November 11, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Twenty four thousand year-old human remains have been freshly discovered at the Shiraho Saonetabaru Cave Ruins in Ishigaki City. Previously, the oldest find from these ruins were 20000 year-old human bones dating back to the Paleolithic era. Physical anthropologist,...

Wedding in Nanjo City carried out as a regional promotion

Wedding in Nanjo City carried out as a regional promotion

November 11, 2011 Yukiyo Zaha of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, Shinnosuke Imazu, the leader of the NPO xBridge, a group involved in the administration of the Nanjo Citizens’ College, and his bride Yumiko, held their civil wedding at the Chinen Social Welfare Center in Nanjo City as part...

Number of refugees from Fukushima to Okinawa on the rise

Number of refugees from Fukushima to Okinawa on the rise

November 11, 2011 Kiyoshi Ujiie of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The number of evacuees coming to Okinawa from Fukushima Prefecture is still growing despite eight months having passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. According to the Prefectural Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Division,...

Miyu returns home with a smile after being away for seven months with her heart transplant operation

Miyu returns home with a smile after being away for seven months with her heart transplant operation

November 9, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 8, 13 year-old Miyu Kaname, a 2nd grade student of Kamimori Junior High School in Urasoe, arrived at Narita Airport with her family after having been away from Japan for seven months. Diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, she underwent a heart...

Nago mayor prepared to go on his own visit to the United States in January

Nago mayor prepared to go on his own visit to the United States in January

November 8, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a routine press conference held on November 7, with regard to making a direct request to the United States Government to relocate the Marine Corps Futenma Air Station outside of the prefecture, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine said, “If I cannot visit the United...

Specialist explains post-traumatic stress disorder from the Battle of Okinawa

Specialist explains post-traumatic stress disorder from the Battle of Okinawa

November 6, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, at the Mawashi branch of JA-Okinawa in Naha, a public lecture entitled “Following mental trauma from the Battle of Okinawa” was held by the Society for Research on Mental Health in the Battle of Okinawa. Ryoji Aritsuka, a doctor of psychosomatic...