Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Sep 26, 2016

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan. The board of education in the city of Uruma said the ...

Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

Sep 23, 2016

Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday appealed a high court ruling that said its cancellation of landfill work for the central government’s effort to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is illegal. The ruling was the first of its kind in the intensifying ...

World's oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

Sep 20, 2016

World's oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

Fishhooks found on a southern Japanese island date back some 23,000 years, making them among the world’s oldest fishing implements, researchers said Monday. The hooks were discovered in Sakitari Cave on the southern end of Okinawa Island several years ago, said Masaki Fujita, chief ...

Opponents step up protest against U.S. helipad plan on Okinawa

Sep 15, 2016

Opponents step up protest against U.S. helipad plan on Okinawa

Opponents of planned U.S. helipads on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa have stepped up protests in Tokyo after the central government used military aircraft to transport equipment for the project. The U.S. Marine Corps helipads are to be used by MV-22 Osprey aircraft, which ...