An official of the animal husbandry division of the prefectural government said goat meat could possibly become a brand product from Okinawa together with Ishigaki
beef and pork.
As of 9 p.m., Typhoon Wipha, this season's 12th typhoon, was about 180 kilometers east-southeast of Ishigaki
Island, Okinawa Prefecture, moving west-northwest at 20 km per hour.
The plan will cover the island prefecture's ecosystems, including forests and coral reefs on Ishigaki
and Iriomote islands, and the Yambaru region in northern Okinawa Island, with the aim of making it a national park.
The five -- Takayoshi Taniguchi, Kazuo Ishigaki
, Tetsuji Kubo, Shigeki Sato and Hiroyoshi Nishi -- plan to join the New Komei when it is inaugurated Saturday upon the merger of the New Peace Party and the Komei.
The cruise ship commenced sailing from Yokohama, Japan, and traveled to Naha and Ishigaki
of Japan before reaching Kaohsiung.
For many years after World War II, residents of Ishigaki
Island and other islands in the Yaeyama region in Okinawa Prefecture had been free from entanglement in any of Japan's conflicts with other countries.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for a new airport on Ishigaki
Island, Okinawa Prefecture, to relocate and update the current one after 30 years of environmental debate.
Serina Tsubakihara, 21, a native of Japan's Takarazuka city in Hyogo prefecture, was enjoying a vacation on Ishigaki
Island in 2015 by scuba diving.
But some officials have admitted that the real aim of the deployment is to pave the way for the Defense Ministry to station ground troops in the Sakishima island group, which includes Ishigaki
and Miyako islands, under the latest defense policy platform, apparently with China in mind.
According to the deployment schedule for World Dream, the ship will travel from the ports of Kaohsiung and Keelung to Naha and Ishigaki
in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture.
For the first time since 2008, the ministry analysed satellite photos and information from some 1,000 monitoring sites for the Sekisei Lagoon and two other reefs around the Ishigaki
and Iriomote islets in Okinawa.