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Taiwanese dialysis patient visiting Okinawa grounded by typhoon saved by Okinawan doctors who teamed up to rush him supplies

Taiwanese dialysis patient visiting Okinawa grounded by typhoon saved by Okinawan doctors who teamed up to rush him supplies

September 8, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Taiwanese dialysis patient who was forced to spend the night in Okinawa after flights were grounded with Typhoon No. 13 approaching was able to avoid an emergency when doctors and pharmaceutical companies in Okinawa teamed up to secure his dialysis fluid. Guan-Ren Cheng, 50, who was travelling in Okinawa with his family, had used the reminder of the extra dialysis fluid that he had brought with him the day before. On the evening of September 6, the dialysis...

 

Rycom name change approved by Kitanakagusuku village assembly

September 7, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

KITANAKAGUSUKU-The area surrounding Okinawa Rycom AEON Mall has been officially named “Aza Rycom” as of September 7. The area was formerly addressed as “Kitanakagusuku Awase Rezoning Project Grounds.” The Awase Rezoning Association invited the public...

Tourists to be asked to pay 300 yen entrance fee to Taketomi Island to be used for environmental preservation

Tourists to be asked to pay 300 yen entrance fee to Taketomi Island to be used for environmental preservation

September 7, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Taketomi Island, Taketomi) September 1 marked the start of a new system in which tourists visiting Taketomi Island of Taketomi Town are asked to voluntarily pay 300 yen as an island entrance fee, and tourists on their way to Taketomi Island could be seen purchasing...

Current administration is “bizarre”: Mystery writers lodge protest over Henoko

Current administration is “bizarre”: Mystery writers lodge protest over Henoko

September 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kyotaro Nishimura and 13 other authors/members of the Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc., announced on September 6 that they have lodged an official letter of request with the Japanese government, calling for the discontinuation of the Henoko base construction, and...

Governor Tamaki once again asks Defense Minister Iwaya to abandon Henoko relocation, but remains at an impasse with Japan unyielding

Governor Tamaki once again asks Defense Minister Iwaya to abandon Henoko relocation, but remains at an impasse with Japan unyielding

September 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki met with Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Okinawa Prefectural Office September 5 to once again demand that the Japanese government abandon the plans to relocate MCAS Futenma to Henoko, as well as to...

Typhoon Lingling reaches highest wind speed in recorded history at Miyako Airport

Typhoon Lingling reaches highest wind speed in recorded history at Miyako Airport

September 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to a representative of the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, the extremely strong typhoon approaching Okinawa recorded a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 61.2 meters at Miyako Airport in Miyakojima on September 5 at 12:22 p.m.

This record...

Fishing boat washes ashore in Okinawa 8 years after being swept away in 2011 Tohoku tsunami

Fishing boat washes ashore in Okinawa 8 years after being swept away in 2011 Tohoku tsunami

September 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 31, the fishing boat Seisho-maru (0.8 tons), which was lost after being swept away in the tsunami following the 2011 East Japan earthquake, was discovered washed ashore in Kin, Kin, Okinawa by an employee of the Nakagusuku Regional Coast Guard Headquarters...

Researcher spots U.S. military helicopter landing on former NTA land in Ada, Kunigami Village

Researcher spots U.S. military helicopter landing on former NTA land in Ada, Kunigami Village

September 4, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Around 3:00 p.m. on September 4 a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter was spotted taking off and landing on returned Northern Training Area (NTA) land in Ada, Kunigami Village.

The strip where it landed, called the LZ-FBJ helipad, was returned to Okinawa...

Korean firefighters and Japanese tourists who teamed up to rescue a Chinese tourist while visiting Okinawa to receive thank you cards

Korean firefighters and Japanese tourists who teamed up to rescue a Chinese tourist while visiting Okinawa to receive thank you cards

September 2, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

The Naha Fire Department announced September 2 that they would be presenting a thank you card to two Korean firefighters who, back in June, just happened to be passing through the Don Quijote store on Kokusai Dori in Naha when a Chinese tourist...

Toward a colorful society: “Pink Dot” LGBTQ+ event held in Naha

Toward a colorful society: “Pink Dot” LGBTQ+ event held in Naha

September 2, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Pink Dot Okinawa advocates a society in which everyone, including LGBTQ+ people, are able to live comfortably in their own skin. The 2019 Pink Dot Okinawa event was held on September 1, at the Ryukyu Shimpo public open space, located on the ground floor. The...

Clothing that was purchased at an antique shop in Fukuoka that could have been gifted to the Ryukyu Kingdom by China donated to the Churashima Foundation for restoration and research

Clothing that was purchased at an antique shop in Fukuoka that could have been gifted to the Ryukyu Kingdom by China donated to the Churashima Foundation for restoration and research

August 30, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

An article of clothing has been found that could possibly be summer wear known as “Umansa,” and was gifted to the Ryukyu Kingdom by ancient China, the likes of which are not known to currently exist in Okinawa.

Masahiro Shuzo Co. Ltd. CEO Masakuni Higa...