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2016 demographics: Okinawa birthrate remains highest in Japan for 43 years straight, but natural growth rate lowest since reversion

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 21, the Okinawa Prefectural Department of Public Health and Medical Care announced finalized statistics regarding demographics in Okinawa Prefecture in 2016.

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Harvard University to give lectures at OIST starting next January

Harvard University to give lectures at OIST starting next January

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 19, Global Education Harvard Medical School Executive Director Robin J.

Wheatley and nonprofit corporation Okinawa Asia Clinical Investigation Synergy (OACIS) Vice President Kenji Murata met with Governor Takeshi...

Praying for prosperity in Yona, Kunigami, Unjami solemnly welcomes the gods

Praying for prosperity in Yona, Kunigami, Unjami solemnly welcomes the gods

 

September 24, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kunigami – The Unjami festival, one of Japan’s Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties, was held in Yona, Kunigami (Tadanobu Miyagi, Mayor), where there were prayers for bountiful harvest and good health. The...

Kadena Town Council adopts resolution against parachute training

Kadena Town Council adopts resolution against parachute training

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On the morning of September 22, the Kadena Town Council held a session at which they unanimously adopted a resolution and statement of protest against the parachute drop training carried out on the 21st at the U.S....

Vanilla Air informs prefecture of plan to train pilots at Shimojijima airport

Vanilla Air informs prefecture of plan to train pilots at Shimojijima airport

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An LCC airline company, Vanilla Air, will start training pilots at the Shimojijima Airport in Mijakojima city, Okinawa, from October 11.

 

The training is planned to be held twice a year, and each training will...

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

Unexploded ordinance from World War 2 blocks Kokusai Street in Naha for one hour, 2,500 people evacuated

 

September 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23 at a hotel construction site in a main street full of shops and restaurants in Naha City, an unexploded bomb from the Battle of Okinawa was disposed of.

 

Police blocked roads around the Matsuo intersection...

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

ODB April to July study shows heavy nighttime and foreign burden out of 18,799 Kaenda flights

 

September 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) conducted a study of flight operations at both Futenma Air Station and Kadena Air Base in April through July, observing the bases 24 hours a day.

The results were reported to the governments...

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

ODB still deciding damages for now deceased victim of 2008 taxi robbery by U.S. servicemen

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Two U.S. servicemen robbed and beat a taxi driver on January 7, 2008 in Mihara, Okinawa City.

 

Although it has been more than nine years since the incident, on September 15 this year it came to light that reparations...

OPG opens Shimakutuba Promotion Center

OPG opens Shimakutuba Promotion Center

 

September 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 12, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) held an opening ceremony for the “Shimakutuba Promotion Center,” which plays a core role in encouraging the use of Shimakutuba, at the OPGʻs Culture Promotion...

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Two Taiwanese fishing boats had drifted to the Hirara Port in Miyakojima City as a result of typhoon No. 18.

On September 14 at 8:57 am, four crew members who had been stranded on one of the boats were rescued by the Miyakojima...

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

 

September 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawan-born singer Namie Amuro celebrated the 25th anniversary of her debut performance with back-to-back performances dubbed “Namie Amuro 25th Anniversary Live in Okinawa” on September 16 and 17 at Ginowan Seaside Park...