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OIST to build an experiment facility for marine life at Seragaki Fishing Port

OIST to build an experiment facility for marine life at Seragaki Fishing Port

December 18, 2014 Haruko Tabuki of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) will build a “maritime experiment facility (tentative name),” for research and observation of marine life, at the site of Seragaki Fishing Port in Onna Village.

It will be the first OIST research facility to be built in the area.

The institution plans to carry out ecology investigation aimed at exterminating acanthasters in cooperation with the Onna Fisheries...

 

Paralympian athlete Ueyonabaru receives Okinawa Colony Award

Paralympian athlete Ueyonabaru receives Okinawa Colony Award

December 10, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Paralympian athlete Hirokazu Ueyonabaru, 43, was awarded the grand prize in the 19th Okinawa Colony Award on December 9. The award ceremony was held at the Naha Terrace Hotel in Naha. The award is given to physically disabled people and groups of people, who...

Okinawa City Council passes protest resolution over hit-and-run

December 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 16, the Okinawa City Council unanimously adopted a protest resolution and opinion letter over a hit-and -run incident involving a U.S. military officer. The incident occurred at Misato, Okinawa City, on December 4, and a U.S Marine Major is under...

Newly elected House of Representatives members report their victories to residents’ sit-in Henoko

Newly elected House of Representatives members report their victories to residents’ sit-in Henoko

December 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 16, Seiken Akamine, Kantoku Teruya, Denny Tamaki and Toshinobu Nakazato, who were elected in single-seat constituencies in Okinawa’s House of Representatives poll, visited the sit-in protest site at U.S. Marine Camp Schwab. About 70 citizens cheered...

Henoko protesters celebrate anti-US base candidates winning all seats in Okinawa in Lower House election

Henoko protesters celebrate anti-US base candidates winning all seats in Okinawa in Lower House election

December 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of December 15 overnight after a national House of Representatives election, underwater research activities by the Okinawa Defense Bureau were confirmed off the coast of Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago. The U.S. and Japanese governments...

Yaese Town and Koyo High School co-create Chinese-language promotional video on Okinawa tourism

Yaese Town and Koyo High School co-create Chinese-language promotional video on Okinawa tourism

December 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yaese Town and 26 students belonging to a Chinese course in Koyo High School have co-created a promotional video about the town in Chinese.

On November 28, they screened the movie at the school.

The students worked in 8 groups to create the video,...

Easing of restrictions on US soldiers’ drinking worries residents

Easing of restrictions on US soldiers' drinking worries residents

December 10, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 9, U.S. forces in Japan eased its ‘liberty policy’, the code of conduct for the U.S. service members and civilian employees in Okinawa. The new regulation allows them to stay out and drink somewhat freely during off-duty hours. The U.S. military...

75-year-old Okinawan woman attains a Karate black belt

75-year-old Okinawan woman attains a Karate black belt

December 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

75-year-old Tsuneko Machida from Uechi Style Ageda Women’s Karate School in Adaniya, Kitanakagusuku Village passed a level four test. Tsuneko joined the Karate School when she was 63 years old. For 12 years, she regularly attended practices on Wednesdays...

Higashi to become new president of WUB

Higashi to become new president of WUB

December 9, 2014 4 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Consultant of the Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association, Yoshikazu Higashi, who is also president of the Okinawa Tourist Service, will take up a post as the new president of the organization on January 1 next year. The current...

Marine major admits his involvement in a hit-and-run accident in Okinawa

December 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A 67-year-old-man who had been riding a mini-bike on Prefectural Road 75 in Okinawa City was found lying unconscious on the road after a hit and run on December 4. The man was taken to a hospital where he remains in serious condition. The Okinawa Prefectural...

[Editorial]All four candidates opposing construction of a new base win the Okinawan seats in the House of Representatives election: declaration of intent against unreasonable U.S. base-hosting burden

December 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Four candidates opposing construction of a new base have won the Okinawan seats in the House of Representatives election, in yet another clear statement of Okinawan people’s will. The winners are from the bipartisan forces that secured Takeshi Onaga’s...