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Governor Onaga demands helipad removal as U.S. resumes flights of helicopter model involved in Takae fire incident

Governor Onaga demands helipad removal as U.S. resumes flights of helicopter model involved in Takae fire incident

October 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Operations of CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopters at Futenma Air Station were suspended following the recent incident of a U.S. military helicopter catching fire in Takae, Higashi Village.

On October 18, the U.S. Marine Corps resumed flights of these aircraft. In response to this, Governor Takeshi Onaga expressed for the first time his intention to demand removal of the six helipads in the Northern Training Area (NTA), which envelops...

 

French actor gives a talk on the similarities between Okinawan and French cultures

French actor gives a talk on the similarities between Okinawan and French cultures

 

October 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 17, the fourth edition of the 87th Shimpo Women’s Salon talk was held at the Crowne Plaza ANA Okinawa Harborview in Naha City, where actor and TV personality Giry Vincent gave a talk. Giry, who is from France, said, “Okinawan...

Potential World Heritage Site Iriomote faces the risk of increased pollution and ecosystem destruction as more and more trash washes ashore

Potential World Heritage Site Iriomote faces the risk of increased pollution and ecosystem destruction as more and more trash washes ashore

 

October 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

Many years of large amounts of trash washing in from the ocean and accumulating in the mangrove swamps of Iriomote Island in Taketomi, a potential World Heritage Site, was having a clear effect on the mangrove and...

Ginoza Village to receive compensation more than four years after 2013 US military helicopter crash

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 16, the Okinawa Defense Bureau revealed to the Ryukyu Shimpo that earlier this month, it was decided that the Bureau will pay damages to the village of Ginoza in relation to costs incurred by the village after a U.S. military...

Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” visit Okinawa foster parent

Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” visit Okinawa foster parent

 

October 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 27, foster parents of the “Miracle Hydrangea” had a get-together in Kitanakagusuku Village in Okinawa.

The “Miracle Hygrangea” was found at the bottom of the Fujinuma Lake in Naganuma, Sukagawa City in Fukushima...

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...

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,...