Suga pledges support for Okinawa's virus-rocked tourism industry

National Mar 30, 2020

Suga pledges support for Okinawa's virus-rocked tourism industry

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Sunday promised to provide assistance to Okinawa Prefecture's tourism industry, which has been hit by a slump in visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Naha, Suga met with officials of local economic organizations and received requests for assistance, including ...

Japan government aims to restore Okinawa's gutted Shuri Castle by 2026

National Mar 27, 2020

Japan government aims to restore Okinawa's gutted Shuri Castle by 2026

The government on Friday decided it would aim to restore the gutted Shuri Castle in Okinawa by 2026, with full-fledged reconstruction to begin in 2022. The government aims to enhance fire-prevention measures by installing sprinklers, previously missing at the castle, and automatic fire-detector alarms. Structural ...

Probe into fire at Shuri Castle ends without identifying cause

National Jan 30, 2020

Probe into fire at Shuri Castle ends without identifying cause

Police have ended their investigation into the fire that devastated Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, last autumn, without identifying the cause. The fire was not caused by arson, negligence or other reasons for which a criminal liability can be established, according to a report ...