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  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Okinawa Island will host a symposium and workshop on ocean energy later this week as part of the clean energy partnership initiative by the governments of Japan and the United States.

  • 20 February 2019
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    NEC Corporation has secured a contract by Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company to design, engineer, supply, install, test and implement an optical submarine cable system connecting Okinawa Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. NEC provided optical submarine cable system is scheduled to start operation in April 2020. This cable system will connect Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture, and […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Okinawan chapter of Japan’s Defense Ministry has started constructing seawalls to surround an area in a coastal region on the island for the controversial relocation of a U.S. military base amid uproar from local residents, Xinhua reports. The Okinawa Defense Bureau launched full-scale operations to build seawalls around a site to be filled with […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The 10th Okinawa Hawaii Ocean Energy and Economic Development Symposium will take place on November 8-9, 2019 in Kona on the Island of Hawaii. Under the Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, the United States Department of Energy, Okinawa Prefecture, and the State of Hawaii, to develop and […]

  • 17 November 2014

    Japanese freighter Hokuei 18 capsized and sank in shallow waters off Okinawa Port in Nagasuku Bay, after colliding with the 6,606 dwt Chinese general cargo chip Yong Sheng VII on Sunday, November 16, The Okinawa Times reports. The 86-meter-long freighter’s bottom starboard side is submerged under water, while the portside is protruding from water. Five […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The central government has submitted an application to the Governor of Okinawa for permission to reclaim land off Henoko, Nago in order to commence the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. At 3:40pm on March 22, officials of the Okinawa Defense Bureau delivered the documents to a local office of the Okinawa Prefectural […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV Capt. Steven L. Bennett (T-AK 4296) completed cargo operations at the port of Chuk Sa Met, Thailand, delivering more than 520 pieces of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force cargo Feb. 8 to support exercise Cobra Gold 2013. MSC transported the cargo to Thailand for the exercise – a large-scale multinational […]

  • 13 June 2013

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has announced a plan for maintenance dredging at a small boat basin at White Beach, Okinawa. This deepening program will include provision of all materials, labor, equipment, and transportation required to complete maintenance dredging, to remove and dispose silt and sedimentary materials from the mentioned area. The total value […]

  • 22 January 2014

    Japan’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday invited tenders for work related to the construction of a controversial replacement facility for a U.S. Marine base in Okinawa despite local opposition to the base relocation. The ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau hopes to sign the required contracts by the end of March to build a new base in a […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) reported a diving incident on Friday which resulted in one of its two divers gone missing in Ie-Suido channel off the coast of Okinawa. Namely, on November 14 a diver, Shohei Suzuki, did not return to the surface after a dive to install scientific equipment. The coastguards, police, fire rescue […]

  • 30 October 2006

    Since its arrival in Okinawa on July 11, 2001 for a three month

  • 23 July 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has installed a new turbine in Okinawa that can reportedly harness six times more energy than earlier models. The “ducted” wave energy converter (WEC) marks the latest phase in research and development from the OIST Wave Energy Project. This new model includes […]

  • 23 January 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s  Military Sealift Command prepositioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) ran aground off the East Coast of Okinawa, Japan, January 22, at approximately 11:30 AM, local time. The vessel is located approximately 6 nautical miles off the coast of Uruma, Okinawa, Japan. Tugs are on scene stabilizing the vessel and assessing the […]

  • 12 August 2011

    The first Japanese-funded construction work needed to move 8,600 Okinawa Marines to the U.S. territory of Guam could soon break… (stripes) [mappress] Source: stripes, August 12, 2011

  • 22 February 2011
    Project & Tenders

      An agreement has been reached today between Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Okinawa Electric Power Company, Inc. for a long-term sale and purchase of LNG. Following the signing of the heads of agreement in May 2010 on the key terms and conditions, the two companies inked the sale and purchase agreement (SPA). According to […]

  • 10 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Naha Military Port, Okinawa, Japan, is currently undergoing its first dredging operation since 1989. According to the U.S. Army, this major hub in shipping for military and other government service cargo is currently unable to support medium draft vessels for unit moves. “We have a great team here with Military Sealift Command and U.S. Army […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    Global Marine Systems has completed installation of approximately 380 km of OCC SC500 fibre optic cable between the Japanese island of Okinawa and an existing branching unit (BU) in the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) system. This extension of the 7,200 km intra-Asia cable system, which was completed in 2012, connects Japan to the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore […]

  • 13 May 2010
    Project & Tenders

    Japan’s Okinawa Electric Power Co said on Thursday it has agreed to buy 400,000 tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for its first… [mappress] Source: interactive investor, May 13 , 2010;

  • 1 February 2008

    Austal is pleased to announce the award of a Preliminary Design Contract for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) programme for the US Navy and Army. The JHSV requirements and concept of operations are similar to those of the Austal built “WestPac Express”, which has been successfully serving the III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Project & Tenders

    Ciena has been selected by KDDI Corporation for the Japan Information Highway (JIH) submarine cable upgrade. Ciena will deploy its GeoMesh submarine solutions on KDDI’s 3,000 km link from Miyazaki-to-Okinawa and Shima-to-Okinawa to enable it to provide 100G services. “Ciena’s cutting-edge optical transmission technologies enables JIH to be the state-of-art submarine cable systems. Demand for high-speed fixed […]

  • 5 March 2010

    Japan and the United States keep rubbing each other the wrong way. Last fall, it was a quarrel — still unresolved — over the location of a noisy U.S. military airfield in Okinawa. This year, the stormy U.S. reaction to Toyota’s recall troubles has been interpreted by many people here as Japan-bashing. Now, the trouble […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Makai Ocean Engineering has completed the world’s largest operational Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant with a dedication ceremony held on August 21, at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). Makai’s OTEC power plant uses the temperature difference between the ocean’s cold deep water and warm surface water to generate clean, renewable electricity. […]