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2013-07-30 23:03:26

Hosted by Best Selling Author Heidi Murkoff, the showers will support hundreds of military mothers deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 What: The USO and What to Expect Foundation are partnering to host three baby showers for hundreds of expecting military mothers living in Okinawa, Japan. Heidi Murkoff, author of the bestselling "What to Expect" series of pregnancy and parenting books and creator of WhatToExpect.com will host the...

2013-02-05 23:04:13

transcosmos provides monitoring operations at Okinawa MSP Center founded in 2007. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; COO and President: Masataka Okuda; hereinafter "transcosmos"), Ryukyu Network Service K.K. (Headquarters: Okinawa, Japan; President: Yoshio Tokeshi; hereinafter "Ryukyu Network Service") and First Riding Technology K.K. (Headquarters: Okinawa, Japan; President: Inekzau Uehara; hereinafter "FRT") are jointly set to launch...

2013-01-21 23:01:34

Japan's tropical region Okinawa has been a popular tropical getaway, and now receiving more cultural interest from international travelers. Okinawa, Japan (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Japan´s tropical island, Okinawa, is so cultural and natural that you never imagine. Formally a separate Kingdom of Ryukyu sovereign the band of remote tropical islands in southwest of Japan, its location created the utmost wellness culture entangled with the elegant Japanese hospitality. There has been a...

2008-08-17 18:00:37

A panel is to probe whether the 1972 reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty from the United States was carried out fairly, a lawyer says. The investigation next month comes amid suspicion that there was a secret deal, the Kyodo news agency reported Sunday. A 1971 document declassified by the U.S. government is believed to show Japan secretly shouldered $4 million in costs the United States was supposed to pay to restore Okinawa's land to its original state. "The government must...

2008-07-16 18:00:29

Tokyo, July 16 (Jiji Press)--The governors of two Japanese prefectures, Fukushima and Okinawa, on Wednesday visited the head office of Japan Airlines to urge the company to rethink its plan to scrap three domestic routes. Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato and Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima met with JAL President Haruka Nishimatsu to make the request. JAL is currently considering ending all of its services to and from Fukushima Airport, northeast of Tokyo, including flights between...

2006-08-18 07:39:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Burgers and booze have bloated waistlines so much in Japan's southern island of Okinawa that authorities in the capital have launched a slimming competition. Girths are growing across Japan as lifestyles and diets have become more Westernized: according to a Health Ministry report earlier this year, some 29 percent of men aged 20-60 are overweight compared with 24 percent in 2000. But the problem is at its worst in the far-flung island of Okinawa, said a spokeswoman...

2006-05-29 22:36:43

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday approved a final plan to tighten bilateral security ties and reorganise U.S. troops in the country, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible in the face of modern threats. Approval of the plan paves the way for streamlining the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan and giving Tokyo a bigger role in the key alliance, the pillar of its postwar diplomacy. The plan faced numerous hurdles,...

2006-04-24 00:47:30

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The deal paves the way for wrapping up a plan to reorganize the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible to meet modern threats. The two governments had sought to reach a deal on how to...

2006-04-24 00:08:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible to meet modern threats. The two governments had sought to reach a deal on how to pay for the...

2006-04-10 21:08:32

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will likely offer to pay nearly 70 percent of the estimated $10 billion cost of moving 8,000 U.S. Marines off its southern island of Okinawa, a Japanese newspaper reported on Tuesday, ahead of U.S.-Japan talks aimed at wrapping up a sweeping plan to reorganize U.S. troops in Japan. Japanese officials, though, denied their offer had been firmed up and said clinching a final deal might take more time. The Nihon Keizai financial daily said Tokyo was now likely...


Latest Ryukyu Islands Reference Libraries

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2012-04-03 14:51:27

Blue Coral, (Heliopora coerulea), is a species of coral in the Helioporidae family. It is commonly found in shallow coral reefs and is found extensively throughout the Indo-Pacific including the Ryukyu Islands in southwest Japan, the Coral Sea in northeast Australia, and American Samoa. The largest known blue coral colony in the world is off Ishigaki Island of the Yaeyama Islands in southwest Japan. This is the only known Octocoral known to produce a massive skeleton. The skeleton is...

Pajama Cardinalfish, Sphaeramia nematoptera
2009-06-19 12:35:41

The Pajama Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) is a fish that belongs to the Apogonidae family. These fish are a popular aquarium fish. The Pajama Cardinalfish can grow to be a length of 3 inches. The fish has red eyes and broad, dark, vertical "waistband" that is sprinkled with red spots that leads toward the tail. This fish has low vulnerability. Pajama Cardinalfish circulate throughout much of the West Pacific, from Jave to Fiji and from south of the Ryukyu Islands to the Great...

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2006-12-26 10:58:24

The Amami Rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi), or Amami no Kuro Usagi, also known as the Ryukyu Rabbit, is a primitive dark-furred rabbit. It is only found in Amami Oshima and Toku-no-Shima, in Japan. The Amami Rabbit is a living remnant of ancient rabbits that once lived on the Asian mainland, where they died out. There are only two small islands where they survive today. The Amami Rabbit has short legs and a somewhat bulky body. It has rather large and curved claws, and is active at night....

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