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Mitsubishi Estate commences work on Shimojijima Airport scheduled to open in March 2019

Mitsubishi Estate commences work on Shimojijima Airport scheduled to open in March 2019

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 11, Mitsubishi Estate, a leading Japanese real estate developer, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Shimojijima Airport in Miyakojima City.

The organizers wished for a safe construction and for the safety of the passenger terminal.

The facility will be built in a villa resort-style using some wood building materials.

Its opening is scheduled for March 2019.

The company aims...

 

Kachaashi dance event held in Ginowan

Kachaashi dance event held in Ginowan

 

October 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 29th Tobinsu Haninsu Kachaashi festival was held on October 1 at the Ginowan seaside park.

Thirty five individuals and 25 groups entertained the audiences with unique costumes and dances.

The event reached a climax...

ODB recorded call from heretofore unidentified dugong in waters surrounding Henoko in August

ODB recorded call from heretofore unidentified dugong in waters surrounding Henoko in August

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

In order to study the impacts of replacement facility construction in Henoko, Nago City for Futenma Air Station (currently located in Ginowan City), the Ministry of Defense’s Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) is conducting...

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes three resolutions in protest of the U.S. military helicopter fire in Takae, demand ban on helipad use

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes three resolutions in protest of the U.S. military helicopter fire in Takae, demand ban on helipad use

 

October 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In the wake of the crash landing and fire of...

Marines should leave Okinawa after U.S. military helicopter goes up in flames in Takae

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A CH-53 transport helicopter belonging to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma made an unplanned landing and then burst into flames on civilian land along route 70 in Higashi Village.

The nearest civilian homes were a mere 200...

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

Burned-out U.S. Marine CH-53E helicopter casts a disturbing image after a forced landing in Takae

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

As of 7:00 a.m. on October 12, the charred remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station cast a miserable sight the night after it burst into flames due to a forced landing on pasture in Takae,...

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

East team wins Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival pulling Guinness World Record 40-ton rope

 

October 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On October 8, the 47th annual Naha Giant Tug-of-War Festival featuring the world’s largest festival rope took place at Kumoji intersection on National Route 58 in Naha City.

According to organizers about 270,000...

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

U.S. military not allowing Okinawa government to enter site of Takae helicopter fire to conduct radiation test

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the wake of the recent U.S. military helicopter fire, Governor...

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

Nago mayor calls for a stop to Henoko base construction and a survey of coral, fears indifference toward Henoko in House of Representatives election

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Nago) At a regular press conference on the morning of October 3, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine called on the Okinawa Defense Bureau to heed the Okinawa prefectural government’s administrative guidance instructing the Defense...

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

U.S. Marine CH-53 helicopter bursts into flames after landing in civilian areas of Takae

 

October 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At around 5:20 p.m. on October 11, a U.S. Marine CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopter belonging to the U.S. Marine Corp Futenma Air Station was forced to land on pasture in Takae near the U.S. military Northern Training Area, Higashi...

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

U.S. base removal called only solution for military incidents at Camp Foster emergency gathering

 

October 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 12 the prefectural citizens’ organization opposing the relocation of U.S. bases within Okinawa and those involved in the Futenma noise lawsuits held an emergency gathering in Kitanakagusuku Village in front of the Ishihira...