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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 Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Trump stop U.S. military flights over educational institutions in Okinawa.

Repeated crash landings and falling objects from military aircraft have prompted...

 

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...

Awamori Export Project will market Ryukyu awamori as healthy option to Europe and North America

Awamori Export Project will market Ryukyu awamori as healthy option to Europe and North America

 

March 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Japanese government, the Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association, and private companies came together to create the Ryukyu Awamori Overseas Export Project. On March 7 the project held a meeting at the Okinawa General Bureau in Naha...

BPO recognizes rights violation against Ms. Shin

BPO recognizes rights violation against Ms. Shin

 

March 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On March 8, the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO) recognized Tokyo Metropolitan Television (Tokyo MX) had violated the rights of Sugo Shin, a representative of “Norikoe-net” (Overcome-net), a protest group...

12,410 runners hit the streets on a clear and sunny day for the Okinawa Marathon

12,410 runners hit the streets on a clear and sunny day for the Okinawa Marathon

 

February 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 26th 2018 Okinawa Marathon was held on February 18, starting at the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park.

The event was hosted by the Local Government Association of Okinawa, The Ryukyu Shimpo Press, Okinawa Television Broadcasting...

Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Akiba denies making his 2009 statement that proposing nuclear storage site on Okinawa or Guam would be “persuasive,” recorded in U.S. Congressional memo

Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Akiba denies making his 2009 statement that proposing nuclear storage site on Okinawa or Guam would be “persuasive,” recorded in U.S. Congressional memo

March 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

The U.S. Congress established the Congressional Commission on U.S. Strategic Posture, chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry. This Commission was tasked with developing the former Obama administration’s...

Editorial: Missile defense unit on Okinawa’s main island is an overreaction that invites danger

February 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The progressing militarization of the Ryukyu Islands is a dangerous plan. It should not even be worth considering.
The Japanese government is currently considering deploying a surface-to-ship missile defense unit on Honto, the main Okinawan island. They...

The western-most cillantro production site Yonaguni attracts fans

The western-most cillantro production site Yonaguni attracts fans

February 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Mikako Shimoji

“Kushiti,” cillantro that has been used and enjoyed in dishes on Yonaguni Island in Okinawa is becoming a center of campaign to promote the herb. The Yonaguni town signed an ordinance to mark second Sunday of December as “Kushiti...

Morimasa Goya resigns from All-Okinawa Coalition but will continue opposing Henoko base

Morimasa Goya resigns from All-Okinawa Coalition but will continue opposing Henoko base

March 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 28 it came to light that Morimasa Goya, the chairman of Kanehide Holdings, has stepped down from his post as a co-representative of the All-Okinawa Coalition. The Coalition is an organization established by those who aim to prevent construction of the...

Contest judging the awamori liquor that sleeps in households kicks off

Contest judging the awamori liquor that sleeps in households kicks off

February 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

A contest judging the awamori liquor that sleeps in Okinawan households kicked off at the Okinawa Regional Taxation Office in Naha February 27. The contest is evaluating 128 submissions collected through February 28 of awamori that has both been aging in a single...

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

March 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Around 5:30 pm on February 28 at Ginowan City Funtenma Elementary School, a transport aircraft Osprey was photographed flying. A student’s family member spotted and videotaped the Osprey. The video footage shows the bottom of the aircraft. In response...