Sep 5, 2016

Sizzling summer led to temperature, rainfall records across Japan

Japan sizzled under higher than average temperatures between June and August, with Okinawa Prefecture posting a record high, the Meteorological Agency said. Okinawa saw temperatures climb 1.1 degrees higher than average this summer to their highest since record-keeping began in 1946. The average logged ...

Aug 23, 2016

Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters

A group of labor unions for media in Okinawa Prefecture issued a statement of protest after two local newspaper reporters were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protests last week near a helipad construction site in a U.S. military training area. The act ...

Ceremony marks 72nd anniversary of torpedoed ship

Aug 22, 2016

Ceremony marks 72nd anniversary of torpedoed ship

A memorial service was held Monday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of the Tsushima Maru, in which more than 1,400 people, mainly schoolchildren, were killed after the ship was torpedoed by a U.S. submarine during World War II. During the ceremony ...