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NTV team succeed in filming dugong in the sea off coast of Nago

NTV team succeed in filming dugong in the sea off coast of Nago

August 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 1:30 p.m. on August 22, the team of Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) successfully filmed the endangered Okinawan dugong underwater off the coast of Kayo in Nago. The NTV aired the film across the nation at 6:00 p.m. on August 24. According to the NTV, a member of the team spotted the dugong from their airplane and contacted colleagues riding in a boat. Staff cameraman Junpei Simizu approached the dugong under water and succeeded in filming it....

 

3,600 people gather at protest rally against construction of US air base in Henoko

3,600 people gather at protest rally against construction of US air base in Henoko

August 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Citizen groups held a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko, in front of Camp Schwab at 2:00 p.m. on August 23. The protest rally was titled, “Let’s go to Henoko to stop new base construction!” About...

The United Nations asks the Japanese government to respect Okinawan people’s opposition against the Henoko relocation plan

The United Nations asks the Japanese government to respect Okinawan people's opposition against the Henoko relocation plan

August 22, 2014 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 20 and 21, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) investigated on racial discrimination in Japan. They also discussed policies on the U.S. military bases in Okinawa. One of the committee members...

Music Village opens in Okinawa City

Music Village opens in Okinawa City

August 14, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, the opening ceremony for music resource center Music Village was held at Ichibangai in Okinawa City. The Music Village exhibits photographs, sound sources, and films of Okinawa folk songs, jazz, rock, and other music.

The Music village is...

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival enthrals spectators

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival enthrals spectators

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 59th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival was held at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City from August 15 to 17. Fifteen Eisa organizations from in and outside the city took part in the festival and attracted spectators to various performances. Many families and tourists...

Ceremony for the 60th anniversary of Okinawan immigration to Bolivia held

Ceremony for the 60th anniversary of Okinawan immigration to Bolivia held

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

This year marks the 60th anniversary since Okinawans emigrated to Bolivia, and established their community by reclaiming dense forest. On August 17, a ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the immigration was held in Bolivia. The participants of the ceremony paid...

Monument for the 100th year of Okinawan immigration to Brazil unveiled

Monument for the 100th year of Okinawan immigration to Brazil unveiled

August 15, 2014 Masaaki Umeda of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 13, an unveiling ceremony for a monument to commemorate the 100th year of Okinawan immigration was held in Campo Grande City, Brazil. The monument is 180 centimeters in width and 250 centimeters in height. The monument was built at...

A high school student films and interviews protesters against the Henoko relocation

A high school student films and interviews protesters against the Henoko relocation

August 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are preparing to build a new base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in the Nago district. While the Japanese government was not carrying out the work on August 10, many citizens who oppose plans to build...

Ten years since U.S. helicopter crashed into Okinawa International University: Students hold a symposium at university

Ten years since U.S. helicopter crashed into Okinawa International University: Students hold a symposium at university

August 13, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten years have passed since an American military helicopter crashed into Okinawa International University on August 13, 2004. On August 12, university students discussed the issues of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa at events held at the same university and...

[Editorial] Abe administration signals future reign of terror in Henoko

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government is controlling the residents by force in Henoko, Nago. As far as we know, the government has never unleashed such reckless disregard of the will of the people, as we have seen at Henoko. The Ministry of Defense installed salvage barges in the sea...

80 millionth visitor at the Ocean Expo Park receives commemorating certificate

80 millionth visitor at the Ocean Expo Park receives commemorating certificate

August 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 4, the Ocean Expo Park in Motobu welcomed its 80 millionth visitor since it opened 38 years ago. It held a ceremony to honor Haruka Yatou, the 9-year-old lucky girl who came from Aichi Prefecture with her family members. She received a commemorating certificate...