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Former governor Onaga’s prefectural funeral teems with 3,000 people saying final farewells

Former governor Onaga’s prefectural funeral teems with 3,000 people saying final farewells

 

October 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An Okinawa prefectural funeral ceremony for former governor Takeshi Onaga was held on the evening of October 9 at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Naha City.

Onaga, age 67 when he died, demanded that Japan find solutions to the U.S. military base issues in Okinawa, and pursued promotional policies to improve welfare and other aspects of life in Okinawa.

The committee for organizing the funeral was composed of 8 organs...

 

Flower art blooms on the beach: giant plant sculpture created using 8,300 Strelitzia

Flower art blooms on the beach: giant plant sculpture created using 8,300 Strelitzia

October 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 11, a giant plant sculpture over 6 meters tall luxuriously using about 8,300 Strelitzia flowers, known for its distinctive orange and blue, appeared on Hyakuna Beach in Tamagusuku, Nanjyo City on the southern part of the main island of...

“I Lost My Voice:” Naha’s Giant Tug-of-War Unites Tourists and Locals

“I Lost My Voice:” Naha’s Giant Tug-of-War Unites Tourists and Locals

October 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

The 48th annual Naha Giant Tug-of-War took place at the Kumoji intersection on Route 58 on October 7. The event, organized by the Office of the Conservation Society of the Naha Giant Tug-of-War, lead to streets that brimmed with excitement...

Artist Manabu Kochi from Naha to have artwork displayed at a French national museum in Paris

Artist Manabu Kochi from Naha to have artwork displayed at a French national museum in Paris

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ami Chibana

 

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A 14 percent increase in tourism-related economic effect, record high at 1.17 trillion yen

September 26, Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 25, the Okinawa Prefecture Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports announced the economic ripple effect of travel-related services and tourism for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

The effect was calculated based on travel and tourism expenditure,...

Hawaii establishes September 27 as Pigs from the Sea Day in commemoration of 1948 gesture

Hawaii establishes September 27 as Pigs from the Sea Day in commemoration of 1948 gesture

October 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hanae Higa Gushiken

 

On September 27 (local time) in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room of the Hawaii State Capitol Building in Honolulu, the 70th anniversary of the happening known as Pigs from the Sea was commemorated.

Officials...

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At 1:55 p.m. on October 4, Denny Tamaki, 58, held an inaugural press conference in the Prefectural Office’s special conference room. At the beginning of the press conference Tamaki made a statement as the new governor, “I will follow...

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 3 Denny Tamaki, after his election but prior to assuming office as governor of Okinawa, visited the sit-in at the front of the gate to Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City. As rain fell, about 130 gathered citizens smiled and...

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

 

October 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

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Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

 

September 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On September 24 the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit, who requested a stop to construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City, appealed to the Federal High...