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Farewell Ringo, a female lion finishes her life at 18 years of age

Farewell Ringo, a female lion finishes her life at 18 years of age

 

October 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A female lion named Ringo, who was raised at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum, died at 10:40am on October 16.

She died of natural causes at the age of 18 and two months. In general, lions in captivity usually live for about 15 years.

The zoo said, “she lived her life fully.

” Ringo was sent from Kyushu Nature Animal Park African Safari in Oita prefecture in November 2004.

Since then, she has been included...

 

Ministry of Defense confirms plan to resume flights of the U.S. military accident aircraft

Ministry of Defense confirms plan to resume flights of the U.S. military accident aircraft

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 26, the Ministry of Defense confirmed it will resume U.S. military aircraft flights and presented an opinion on the recent accident involving a U.S. military helicopter making a crash landing and catching fire in Takae, Higashi...

US Army veteran gives interview on 1959 Naha accidental nuke missile firing

US Army veteran gives interview on 1959 Naha accidental nuke missile firing

 

October 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

 

On June 19, 1959, a Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile equipped with a nuclear warhead at US-controlled Naha Air Base was accidentally ignited and fired due...

Former US soldier details account of 1959 Naha accidental nuke firing fatal to fellow soldiers

Former US soldier details account of 1959 Naha accidental nuke firing fatal to fellow soldiers

 

October 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Washington Special Correspondent Yukio Zaha reporting

 

Fifty-eight years ago on June 19, a sunny Friday morning, a Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile equipped with a nuclear warhead was fired accidentially from...

University of the Ryukyus announces policy not to engage in military research

 

October 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 24, the University of the Ryukyus (President: Hajime Oshiro) announced its “Basic Policy Regarding Military Security Research,” which sets forth the university’s stance that it will not engage in research with the direct...

Expert indicates that an active fault line in the undersea section of the Henoko Base construction zone could pose danger

 

October 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ikue Nakaima

 

It was discovered on October 24 that there exists an active fault line in the undersea section of the construction zone for the Henoko Base in Nago.

In the “Map of the undersea section” figure, part...

Municipalities protest plan to deploy US F-35A stealth fighters to Kadena

 

October 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 24, the 18th Wing at U.S. Kadena Air Base announced that it will deploy at least 12 F-35A stealth fighters to the base in November for half a year.

 

According to local municipalities, two aircraft are...

Okinawa’s largest goods distribution facility will be built in Uruma City

Okinawa’s largest goods distribution facility will be built in Uruma City

 

October 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Ryukyu Kaiun Kaisha Nakagusuku Logistics Center held a ground-breaking ceremony on October 11 at the Okinawa International Logistics Hub area in Katsuren, Uruma City.

The company’s president, Shigeru Miyagi, as well as...

Hawaiian luxury resort hotel “Halekulani” opens in Onna in 2019

Hawaiian luxury resort hotel “Halekulani” opens in Onna in 2019

 

October 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Hawaiian luxury resort hotel “Halekulani” announced that it will open a resort hotel in Nakama, Onna Village where Mitsui Fudosan is carrying out hotel construction.

Halekulani is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Fudosan,...

Okinawa District’s 4 Lower House Parliamentary Elections go 3-1 in favor of opposition parties, with Akamine, Nishime, Tamaki, and Teruya winning seats

 

October 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 48th Lower House elections were held on October 22, and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) were able to independently win more than the 233 seats needed for a majority in the 465-seat Parliamentary house, and decided to continue...

Eiichi Ikegami becomes first Okinawan to win Futaro Yamada award with novel Historia

Eiichi Ikegami becomes first Okinawan to win Futaro Yamada award with novel Historia

 

October 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 8th annual Futaro Yamada literary award ceremony was held on October 23 at a hotel in Tokyo.

Historia (Kadokawa), written by 47-year old novelist Eiichi Ikegami from Naha City, was selected as the winner.

It...