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Walking tour of Koza resumes after three-year hiatus, including the taco stand featured in the movie “Miracle City Koza”

Walking tour of Koza resumes after three-year hiatus, including the taco stand featured in the movie “Miracle City Koza”

May 23, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ryota Shimabukuro

Okinawa City – The Okinawa Multicultural Society Promotion Association (run by Okinawa City) restarted their walking tours through the history of Koza on May 2 after a three-year hiatus. The tours had been paused for that time due to COVID-19. Takahiro Kina, 57, where he showed the post-war history, culture and cuisine in front of the gates of the largest air base in the far east, the U.S. military’s Kadena Air Base.

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Gov. Tamaki scales back Okinawa Memorial Day service as Covid cases hit 2,307

Gov. Tamaki scales back Okinawa Memorial Day service as Covid cases hit 2,307

May 20, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shohei Tsukazaki

 

On May 19, the Okinawa prefectural government’s Covid-19 task force gathered and announced that the Covid alert issued on Okinawa’s main island and Miyako Island will remain in effect through May 26.

 

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“Miracle Hydrangeas” bloom for the first time three years after planting at Nakijin Castle Ruins, a symbol of recovery from the Tohoku earthquake

“Miracle Hydrangeas” bloom for the first time three years after planting at Nakijin Castle Ruins, a symbol of recovery from the Tohoku earthquake

May 20, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Kenta Masuda

 

Nakijin – The “Miracle Hydrangeas” planted at Nakijin Castle Ruins, which were distributed throughout Japan as a symbol of recovery from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, bloomed for the first time at the end of April....

In 7 months 17 rats of endangered species designated as natural monument accidentally killed

In 7 months 17 rats of endangered species designated as natural monument accidentally killed

May 20, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shugo Asato

Since the beginning of 2022, the occurrences of vehicles running over Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat (Diplothrix legata) has rapidly increased. The Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat is a nationally designated natural monument and an endangered...

“Towards a peaceful and abundant Okinawa,” Governor Tamaki does not refer to Henoko in address for the 50th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese control

“Towards a peaceful and abundant Okinawa,” Governor Tamaki does not refer to Henoko in address for the 50th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese control

May 16, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Teppei Ikeda

 

On May 15, which marks the 50th anniversary of when Okinawa was reverted to Japanese control in 1972, Okinawa Prefecture and the central Japanese government co-hosted the “50th Anniversary of the Okinawa Reversion Ceremony,”...

Okinawa’s military presence still exceeds Japan’s—Interview with Gov. Tamaki on reversion: economy “halfway there”

Okinawa’s military presence still exceeds Japan’s—Interview with Gov. Tamaki on reversion: economy “halfway there”

May 10, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Masakazu Umeda

 

 

On May 9, Governor Denny Tamaki gave a joint media interview at the Okinawa Prefectural Office to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan. He remarked that while Okinawa accounts for 0.6%...

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly Approves Written Opinion on 50th Anniversary of Okinawa’s Reversion

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly Approves Written Opinion on 50th Anniversary of Okinawa’s Reversion

May 13, 2022  Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the morning of May 13, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly held a special session and unanimously approved a proposed written opinion and resolution related to the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan. The written opinion coincides with...

Okinawa Coca Cola Bottling to issue special retro-design can to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reversion

Okinawa Coca Cola Bottling to issue special retro-design can to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reversion

May 11, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Eriko Tamaki

 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Okinawa reverting to Japanese control, Okinawa Coca Cola Bottling (Urasoe, Yoshihiko Koyama, CEO), the company announced the re-release of a 50-year-old label for a special retro-design can....

300 tourism industry personnel rally for COVID cooperation subsidies, 3,000 signatures support

300 tourism industry personnel rally for COVID cooperation subsidies, 3,000 signatures support

May 11, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yukito Toyama

Tourism industry operators, who have received a serious blow to their operations due to commercial travel restrictions in light of the spread of the novel coronavirus, held a rally on May 10 in the plaza in front of the Prefectural Office,...

In joint survey conducted by the Ryukyu Shimpo and Mainichi Shimbun, 61% of Okinawans think the concentration of bases in Okinawa “unfair,” while only 40% of people nationwide agree

In joint survey conducted by the Ryukyu Shimpo and Mainichi Shimbun, 61% of Okinawans think the concentration of bases in Okinawa “unfair,” while only 40% of people nationwide agree

May 10, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Teppei Ikeda

 

As the 50th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan approaches, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a public opinion poll in collaboration with Mainichi Shimbun, which asked respondents in both Okinawa and throughout Japan their...

Awamori from all 45 distilleries repackaged with vintage labels available now

Awamori from all 45 distilleries repackaged with vintage labels available now

May 3, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

On April 29, Kyan Shoten, a general wholesaler and retailer of awamori located in Naha City (president Yoshinori Kyan), released a special edition mini awamori set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan....