Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

May 31, 2017

Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

The government is considering creating a scholarship program for Okinawa Prefecture, Yosuke Tsuruho, minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, said Wednesday. The government aims to increase the continuing education rate of Okinawan students as the proportion of children living in poverty in the ...

May 13, 2017

Rainy season starts in Okinawa and Amami

The rainy season appears to have started in Okinawa and Amami, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday. The start is four days later than average for Okinawa and two days later for Kagoshima Prefecture’s Amami, but three days earlier than last year for both regions, ...

Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

May 12, 2017

Defense chief Inada censures U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday expressed displeasure with a recent U.S. parachuting drill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and said it might have flouted a bilateral accord. Inada said U.S. parachute drop training should be “basically” conducted at an airfield on nearby ...