Great white shark dies after three days in Okinawa aquarium

Jan 8, 2016

Great white shark dies after three days in Okinawa aquarium

A great white shark has died after spending barely three days in a rare case of captivity in a Japanese aquarium. The 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) shark, which was accidentally caught in a net in southwestern Japan on Tuesday, died early Friday, according to Okinawa Churaumi ...

Bask in the warmth of Iheya Island

Dec 19, 2015

Bask in the warmth of Iheya Island

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I thought I recognized the owner of the Iheya Kanko Hotel, her face fleetingly recalled as it passed over the screen at a Shinjuku showing of the 2012 film “Karakara.” Written and directed by Canadian, Claude Gagnon, and starring the seasoned actor Gabriel Arcand, ...

Battle lines drawn in Ginowan mayoral election

Dec 10, 2015

Battle lines drawn in Ginowan mayoral election

The battle over ousting U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from the Okinawan city of Ginowan is intensifying ahead of a mayoral election there on Jan. 24. The sprawling, contentious base will be the biggest focus of the election, for which official campaigning begins ...