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Editorial: Second ruling decision for Kadena noise pollution

September 12, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

It is hard to call it a ruling that addressed the suffering of the residents who are forced to live next to the U.S. military base.

During the third round of appeals to a lawsuit, the Fukuoka High Court Naha Branch rejected the request to suspend flights of U.S. aircrafts to cease the roaring noises that come from Kadena.

About 22,000 people who live in the vicinity of the U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base requested for U.S. aircrafts to suspend...

 

GSDF armored vehicle seen driving along National Route 58 with machine gun uncovered

GSDF armored vehicle seen driving along National Route 58 with machine gun uncovered

September 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

At about 5:30 p.m. on August 8, an armored vehicle apparently belonging to the 15th brigade of the Ground Self-Defense Forces (GSDF) was observed driving on Japan National Route 58 in Nakanishi, Urasoe City bound for Naha, with its machine gun pointed in its...

Ryo Kiyuna wins 8th straight championship at Karate1 Premier League Tokyo 2019, with his team also winning the group Kata

Ryo Kiyuna wins 8th straight championship at Karate1 Premier League Tokyo 2019, with his team also winning the group Kata

September 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The championship round for each event was held September 8 at Karate1 Premier League Tokyo 29 at the Nippon Budokan, and Ryo Kiyuna (Ryuei Ryu Ryuho-kai), who has won three-straight world championships, took the top finish for the men’s individual kata, his...

Taiwanese dialysis patient visiting Okinawa grounded by typhoon saved by Okinawan doctors who teamed up to rush him supplies

Taiwanese dialysis patient visiting Okinawa grounded by typhoon saved by Okinawan doctors who teamed up to rush him supplies

September 8, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Taiwanese dialysis patient who was forced to spend the night in Okinawa after flights were grounded with Typhoon No. 13 approaching was able to avoid an emergency when doctors and pharmaceutical companies in Okinawa teamed up to secure his dialysis fluid. Guan-Ren...

Rycom name change approved by Kitanakagusuku village assembly

September 7, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

KITANAKAGUSUKU-The area surrounding Okinawa Rycom AEON Mall has been officially named “Aza Rycom” as of September 7. The area was formerly addressed as “Kitanakagusuku Awase Rezoning Project Grounds.” The Awase Rezoning Association invited the public...

Tourists to be asked to pay 300 yen entrance fee to Taketomi Island to be used for environmental preservation

Tourists to be asked to pay 300 yen entrance fee to Taketomi Island to be used for environmental preservation

September 7, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Taketomi Island, Taketomi) September 1 marked the start of a new system in which tourists visiting Taketomi Island of Taketomi Town are asked to voluntarily pay 300 yen as an island entrance fee, and tourists on their way to Taketomi Island could be seen purchasing...

Current administration is “bizarre”: Mystery writers lodge protest over Henoko

Current administration is “bizarre”: Mystery writers lodge protest over Henoko

September 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kyotaro Nishimura and 13 other authors/members of the Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc., announced on September 6 that they have lodged an official letter of request with the Japanese government, calling for the discontinuation of the Henoko base construction, and...

Governor Tamaki once again asks Defense Minister Iwaya to abandon Henoko relocation, but remains at an impasse with Japan unyielding

Governor Tamaki once again asks Defense Minister Iwaya to abandon Henoko relocation, but remains at an impasse with Japan unyielding

September 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki met with Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Okinawa Prefectural Office September 5 to once again demand that the Japanese government abandon the plans to relocate MCAS Futenma to Henoko, as well as to...

Typhoon Lingling reaches highest wind speed in recorded history at Miyako Airport

Typhoon Lingling reaches highest wind speed in recorded history at Miyako Airport

September 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to a representative of the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, the extremely strong typhoon approaching Okinawa recorded a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 61.2 meters at Miyako Airport in Miyakojima on September 5 at 12:22 p.m.

This record...

Fishing boat washes ashore in Okinawa 8 years after being swept away in 2011 Tohoku tsunami

Fishing boat washes ashore in Okinawa 8 years after being swept away in 2011 Tohoku tsunami

September 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 31, the fishing boat Seisho-maru (0.8 tons), which was lost after being swept away in the tsunami following the 2011 East Japan earthquake, was discovered washed ashore in Kin, Kin, Okinawa by an employee of the Nakagusuku Regional Coast Guard Headquarters...

Researcher spots U.S. military helicopter landing on former NTA land in Ada, Kunigami Village

Researcher spots U.S. military helicopter landing on former NTA land in Ada, Kunigami Village

September 4, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Around 3:00 p.m. on September 4 a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter was spotted taking off and landing on returned Northern Training Area (NTA) land in Ada, Kunigami Village.

The strip where it landed, called the LZ-FBJ helipad, was returned to Okinawa...