Archive for July, 2011

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Okinawan “treasures” put on the Internet

Okinawan “treasures” put on the Internet

July 3, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In order to make “treasures” of Okinawa more widely known to the public, the Okinawa Prefectural Library has digitalized 610 valuable works from the past such as ancient maps, documents and pictorial diagrams, all of which the library owns, and has started to put them on the Internet. Those works are collected together in a section called the “Digital library for valuable works.”
The library has digitalized these maps and documents with the aim of...

 

Minister of Defense refuses to meet Nago Mayor

July 6, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa has refused to meet Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine, who wanted to meet Kitazawa to inform him that he would call for both the U.S. and Japanese governments to reverse the decision to relocate the facilities currently located at U.S. Marine...

Enagic USA donates 120000 500 ml bottles of water to victims of the Japan Earthquake.

Enagic USA donates 120000 500 ml bottles of water to victims of the Japan Earthquake.

July 4, 2011 Sadao Tome correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Enagic USA, Inc. (President & CEO Hironari Oshiro with its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles) recently sent bottled water to the areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Since the earthquake and tsunami, the company has collected...

OPG will establish a research office in the United States on U.S. military affairs next April

July 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 1, the first day of the regular meeting of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly (Chairman Zenshin Takamine), referring to the new Security Research Organization, Governor Hirokazu Nakaima stated, “It will commence no later than next April, but its research activities...

Growing number of Okinawa rails killed by automobiles

Growing number of Okinawa rails killed by automobiles

July 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 1, the Ministry of the Environment’s Naha Nature Conservation Office announced numbers confirmed at the end of June for Okinawa rails and Ryukyu long-haired rats killed on the roads.
The number of Okinawa rails killed on the roads amounted to 19, almost...

Brown sugar, awamori and other Okinawan products popular at Taiwan Food Show

Brown sugar, <em>awamori</em> and other Okinawan products popular at Taiwan Food Show

July 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Okinawa and the Okinawa Industry Promotion Public Corporation (OIPPC) reported that, “Okinawan health foods, brown sugar and awamori have been a hit with people at the Taipei International Food Show.” This show...

Remembering the tragedy of U.S. military jet crashing onto elementary school

Remembering the tragedy of U.S. military jet crashing onto elementary school

July 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty-two years have passed since June 30, 1959, when a U.S. F-100 fighter from Kadena Air Base crashed into Miyamori Elementary School.
The Association of Children held the 52nd-anniversary memorial ceremony on June 30 at Miyamori Elementary School (principal,...

Little tern, please grow up healthy and strong!

Little tern, please grow up healthy and strong!

July 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The little tern (biological name: Sternula albifrons or Sterna albifrons), a migratory bird designated as an endangered species, is now entering the period in which it is cared for by its parents.

At a site on reclaimed land in Naha City, where a flock of about...

Okinawan fisherman found off coast Kochi after drifting for 20 days

Okinawan fisherman found off coast Kochi after drifting for 20 days

July 1, 2011 compiled from Kyodo News reports

According to the Kyodo News Service, the Kochi office of the Japan Coast Guard stated on June 30 that an Okinawan fisherman and his boat had been found safe off Cape Muroto, Kochi Prefecture, after drifting for 20 days.The captain and his fishing...

Okinawan company to export health foods to Taiwan in July

Okinawan company to export health foods to Taiwan in July

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

After passing an examination for food importations, Okinawa Chousei Yakusou Honsha Co., Ltd (President Seikichi Shimoji, Nanjo City) has received approval from the Taiwanese Government to export its products there. The company will commence exports of its products...

Poloyushi shirts popular

<em>Poloyushi</em> shirts popular

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A polo shirt version of kariyushi wear is selling well.
Kariyushi shirts were originally created as business wear during summer in Okinawa and are designed based on Hawaiian shirts but with uniquely Okinawan cultural motifs.
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