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Dugong lawsuit dismissed in San Francisco District Court in favor of U.S. government

Dugong lawsuit dismissed in San Francisco District Court in favor of U.S. government

August 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

On August 1 the San Francisco District Court dismissed an appeal of the dugong lawsuit brought against the United States by U.S. and Japanese environmental conservation groups for the purpose of protecting endangered dugongs. The plaintiffs requested that construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility (FRF) in Henoko, Nago City, be stopped.

This trial addressed the effects of construction...

 

Finalists receive their medals at the 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament

Finalists receive their medals at the 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament

August 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament (hosted by the tournament executive committee, Okinawa Prefecture, and the Okinawa Traditional Karate Promotion Association) selected its first group of champions on the second day of the tournament August 6. The...

One-legged Brazilian Karate-ka comes to the homeland of Karate for international tournament

One-legged Brazilian Karate-ka comes to the homeland of Karate for international tournament

August 3, 2018, Ryukyu Shimpo

“Karate is overcoming adversity.” Jonas Amaral de Fleitas, 25, a karate-ka from the Jyureikan Silva Dojo who lost one of his legs in an accident, performed at the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament. Amaral, who performed in the elimination round of...

International Movie Festival results in 8-billion yen economic effect

International Movie Festival results in 8-billion yen economic effect

July 29, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27, the Okigin Economic Research Institute announced the results of the preliminary results of the economic ripple effect of the 10th Okinawa International Movie Festival that was held this past April. The employment inducement effect was estimated at 582...

Rainfall in Okinawa reaches record high in July, 3.3 times more precipitation than usual

Rainfall in Okinawa reaches record high in July, 3.3 times more precipitation than usual

August 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 1, the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory announced that the regional average precipitation in the Okinawa region in July this year was 3.3 times more than the average year. This was the greatest amount since these statistics started being recorded in...

Sunflower in full blossom after kindergarteners planted seeds in Motobu

Sunflower in full blossom after kindergarteners planted seeds in Motobu

Sunflower fully blossomed after local kindergarteners planted seeds at a farm in Bise in Motobu town, entertaining visitors.

The contrast of blue sky and yellow flower is very beautiful, as the 65-year-old landowner of the farm, Masataka Gushiken, called for visitors saying, “Please come...

US military conducts fifth parachute training on Tsuken despite opposition

US military conducts fifth parachute training on Tsuken despite opposition

July 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. military conducted parachute training in the ocean in the Tsuken Island training area the afternoon of July 19. The parachute training marks the fifth training conducted this year. During the three training sessions held that day, a total of sixteen soldiers...

Feeling primeval: Tyrannosaurus exhibits begins

Feeling primeval: Tyrannosaurus exhibits begins

July 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

An exhibit on the tyrannosaurus sponsored by Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Churashima Foundation opened with over 80 rare fossil remains and a 12-meter-tall full skeleton. The exhibit is named, “Tyrannosaurus Exhibit: The mystery of evolution,” and opens at the Okinawa...

Extra edition:Okinawa Governor Onaga dies

Extra edition:Okinawa Governor Onaga dies

August 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga died at a hospital in Urasoe City at 6:43 p.m. on August 8 at the age of 67. Onaga had been receiving treatments since his surgery for pancreatic cancer in April.

Onaga had pledged to block new base construction in Henoko,...

Rally at Kantei protests soil deposits, requests no stay be used against Onaga’s revocation

Rally at Kantei protests soil deposits, requests no stay be used against Onaga’s revocation

 

July 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On July 30, the Tokyo liaison council “Don’t Fill the Ocean in Henoko With Sand” held a rally to support Governor Takeshi Onaga’s announcement that he will revoke the approval of land reclamation...

Editorial: After Governor Onaga’s announcement to revoke land-filling approval, new base construction should be called off

 

July 28, 2018 by Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Governor Takeshi Onaga announced his plan to nullify Okinawa’s approval of...