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Removing helipads now a pledge by Nago City Mayor Toguchi

Removing helipads now a pledge by Nago City Mayor Toguchi

October 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Ayako Sakaguchi

On October 15, Okinawa Prefecture Nago City Mayor Taketoyo Toguchi declared he will work to remove all seven helipads within U.S. military Camp Schwab. During the city council plenary meeting, he declared he would “strongly appeal” for the removal. He also declared, “You can take (removing the helipads) as a pledge.” During the city mayoral election in February, Mayor Toguchi had not listed the removal of the helipads in Camp...

 

Kin celebrates the “Forefather of Emigration,” Kyuzo Toyama

Kin celebrates the “Forefather of Emigration,” Kyuzo Toyama

October 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The town of Kin celebrated the 150th birthday of Kyuzo Toyama (1868–1910), the “forefather of emigration,” on October 14, attracting many residents and out-of-town visitors. In Toyama’s day, Kin’s resilient town spirit had successfully delivered an emigration...

Governor Tamaki has first conference with Prime Minister Abe since assuming office

Governor Tamaki has first conference with Prime Minister Abe since assuming office

 

October 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the afternoon of October 12 at the Kantei, the prime minister’s official residence, for the first time since he assumed office Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki had a conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and...

Scientific research quantifies delicious quality of Agu brand pork

Scientific research quantifies delicious quality of Agu brand pork

 

October 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Livestock Research Center in Nakijin carried out research on the meat quality of Agu brand pigs, and found that Agu pork contains more components that affect the deliciousness of the meat than western pork.

Compared...

Shimoji-shima to Narita Airport Terminal to open in March of 2019 in Miyakojima, Okinawa

Shimoji-shima to Narita Airport Terminal to open in March of 2019 in Miyakojima, Okinawa

 

October 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture, who along with Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and Miyakojima City have been working to renovate the passenger terminal facilities at Shimoji-shima Airport, held a press conference October 15 at the Okinawa Prefectural...

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...

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...