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Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

 

August 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A large number of fishhooks and lures are being left around Kokuba river in Naha city, making the rivers dangerous for local species.

More people go fishing during the summer break season, and the city’s conservation department is calling for proper management saying, “don’t leave fishhooks.”

In February, lures were found on a tree where kingfishers perch when they looking for food during high tide at the Kokuba...

 

Sixth-generation owner to inherit Shuri tradition of 160 year-old Yamashiro Manju

Sixth-generation owner to inherit Shuri tradition of 160 year-old Yamashiro Manju

 

August 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Wakana Arakaki

 

Do not let the tradition cease. Hidefumi Yamashiro, the sixth-generation owner of the long established “Yamashiro Manju” in Shuri, Naha City, has decided to take over the business from his parents,...

Panelists stress importance of appealing to agencies outside the country on new base construction in Henoko

Panelists stress importance of appealing to agencies outside the country on new base construction in Henoko

 

September 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A symposium considering the impact of new base construction in Henoko on the surrounding environment and the Yambaru forest’s bid for UNESCO World Natural Heritage status was held on September 3 in Naha City.

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Okinawans could see water rates rise as local government burdened with massive cost of decontaminating polluted water from rivers near U.S. bases

 

September 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

After a high concentration of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) was discovered at the Chatan Water Treatment Plant in Okinawa Prefecture, which takes in water from rivers near U.S. military bases, the prefectural...

Kamejiro Senaga documentary by Takahiko Sako begin early September screenings in Tokyo

Kamejiro Senaga documentary by Takahiko Sako begin early September screenings in Tokyo

 

August 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 26 screenings of director Takahiko Sako’s documentary Kamejiro, the man the U.S. military was most afraid of, began in Tokyo.

The film is about Kamejiro Senaga, who persisted in his stance of opposing political...

The tradition of “Shinugu” in Ada drives away evil spirits and prays for bountiful harvests

The tradition of “Shinugu” in Ada drives away evil spirits and prays for bountiful harvests

August 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

 

Kunigami – The traditional ritual “Shinugu,” which has been performed in Ada, Kunigami for over 400 years continuously, and was selected as a nationally recognized significant intangible cultural asset, was performed...

New documentary Inochi no Umi addresses Okinawans’ thoughts on Henoko base construction

New documentary Inochi no Umi addresses Okinawans’ thoughts on Henoko base construction

August 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Director Keifuku Janamoto recently completed his documentary film Inochi no Umi Henoko Ourawan (Henoko and Oura Bay, the Sea of Life), which follows the lives and experiences of people living in the area around Oura Bay, where construction...

Okinawan American awarded Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Award

Okinawan American awarded Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Award

 

August 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Sadao Tome

 

On August 23, Okinawan American Kitty Sankey, age 69, was awarded the Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Award for her contributions to the Japanese American community.

The award ceremony was held in Little Tokyo’s...

ANA International Logistics Hub to end Saturday shipping and suspend flights from Qingdao and Xiamen to improve profits

ANA International Logistics Hub to end Saturday shipping and suspend flights from Qingdao and Xiamen to improve profits

 

August 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced on August 23 that it would be stopping 20 Saturday overnight flights which depart from their international logistics hub at Naha Airport as of October 29 due to insufficient cargo loads.

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660,000 members of Asian-American Labor Group add their voices to the calls opposing the Henoko Base construction

660,000 members of Asian-American Labor Group add their voices to the calls opposing the Henoko Base construction

 

August 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Washington Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

“American base expansion and the militarization of Okinawa by the Abe and Trump administrations must be stopped!”

These words, spoken by Kent Wong, head of the UCLA...

MOD reveals that Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conducted drills 13 times in the NTA

 

August 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 22 the Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced that it is moving preparations forward on a written report for submission to the Okinawa prefectural government and other local municipalities.

The report will include the use...