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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 of the data collected by the “Alternative Facilities Construction Committee” formed by the Ministry of Defense in 2000, there is a depression on the map in an area close to 50 meters in length.

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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...

Governor Onaga demands helipad removal as U.S. resumes flights of helicopter model involved in Takae fire incident

Governor Onaga demands helipad removal as U.S. resumes flights of helicopter model involved in Takae fire incident

October 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Operations of CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopters at Futenma Air Station were suspended following the recent incident of a U.S. military helicopter catching fire in Takae, Higashi Village.

On October 18, the U.S. Marine Corps resumed flights...

French actor gives a talk on the similarities between Okinawan and French cultures

French actor gives a talk on the similarities between Okinawan and French cultures

 

October 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 17, the fourth edition of the 87th Shimpo Women’s Salon talk was held at the Crowne Plaza ANA Okinawa Harborview in Naha City, where actor and TV personality Giry Vincent gave a talk. Giry, who is from France, said, “Okinawan...

Potential World Heritage Site Iriomote faces the risk of increased pollution and ecosystem destruction as more and more trash washes ashore

Potential World Heritage Site Iriomote faces the risk of increased pollution and ecosystem destruction as more and more trash washes ashore

 

October 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

Many years of large amounts of trash washing in from the ocean and accumulating in the mangrove swamps of Iriomote Island in Taketomi, a potential World Heritage Site, was having a clear effect on the mangrove and...

Ginoza Village to receive compensation more than four years after 2013 US military helicopter crash

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 16, the Okinawa Defense Bureau revealed to the Ryukyu Shimpo that earlier this month, it was decided that the Bureau will pay damages to the village of Ginoza in relation to costs incurred by the village after a U.S. military...

Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” visit Okinawa foster parent

Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” visit Okinawa foster parent

 

October 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 27, foster parents of the “Miracle Hydrangea” had a get-together in Kitanakagusuku Village in Okinawa.

The “Miracle Hygrangea” was found at the bottom of the Fujinuma Lake in Naganuma, Sukagawa City in Fukushima...