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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 Village, Okinawa, and burst into flames.

The aircraft was wrecked.

 

According to the Kunigami district firefighting union headquarters, at about 5:35 p.m. local residents...

 

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...

Henoko construction should be halted to protect scarce coral from further destruction

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A scarce type of coral has been discovered in the ocean area on the south side of Cape Henoko, where the Japanese government plans to do land reclamation for the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago City.

The Okinawa Defense...

Special exhibit showcasing the revitalization of Okinawan theater, fashion, and photography on display at Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum

Special exhibit showcasing the revitalization of Okinawan theater, fashion, and photography on display at Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum

 

October 6, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum opened their special exhibit, “Okinawan Theater and a World at War – Dreamlike figures of Okinawa,” on October 5 in Itoman.

Using items such as newspaper articles, photographs,...

What to do with Okinawa’s aging shopping arcade, Heiwadori

What to do with Okinawa’s aging shopping arcade, Heiwadori

October 3, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

An air of nostalgia permeates the Heiwadori shopping arcade in Naha.

The symbol of the area’s shopping district, for years the covered promenade has protected shoppers and the stores they patron from the hot summer sun and the sudden squalls particular...

Yoshimoto Kogyo to open entertainment school in Naha next spring

Yoshimoto Kogyo to open entertainment school in Naha next spring

 

October 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 5, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. announced the details regarding the Laugh & Peace Entertainment School Okinawa that is to open next April in Matsuo, Naha City in Okinawa Prefecture.

Yoshimoto Kogyo thereby began recruiting...

Shurijo Castle Festival: Tsuha and Higa elected for the roles of King and Queen

Shurijo Castle Festival: Tsuha and Higa elected for the roles of King and Queen

 

October 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 1, the last day of the Shurijo Castle Festival, a selection contest for this year’s role of king and queen was held at a special stage in the Una forecourt of Shurijo Castle.

 

Twenty-three-year-old Ryuto...

Celebrating tokachi with 400 people in front of Camp Schwab

Celebrating tokachi with 400 people in front of Camp Schwab

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“Grandma Fumiko is everyone’s sun, smile, and courage.

” On September 27 in a tent in front of U.S. military Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City of Okinawa Prefecture, Fumiko Shimabukuro celebrated her tokachi,...

Recent poll shows 72% of Okinawans deem Osprey “dangerous” as 68% suggest withdrawal

Recent poll shows 72% of Okinawans deem Osprey “dangerous” as 68% suggest withdrawal

 

September 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 23 and 24, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a public opinion poll among residents of Okinawa 18-years-old and above.

The poll was in relation to the deployment of MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft at...

Okinawa Defense Bureau begins talks with Okinawa prefectural government regarding endangered coral

Okinawa Defense Bureau begins talks with Okinawa prefectural government regarding endangered coral

 

September 29, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Regarding the discovery of an endangered species of coral in the sea area that is set to be turned into reclaimed land for the planned construction of a new military base in Henoko, Nago as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps...

Namie Amuro makes a surprise announcement to leave the stage

Namie Amuro makes a surprise announcement to leave the stage

 

September 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Forty-year old Okinawan singer, Namie Amuro, posted a comment on her official website in which she states she will retire from her career on September 16th next year.

Since her debut in 1992, she has been a prolific artist,...