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Theme song for the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival selected

Theme song for the 5th Worldwide <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival selected

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nirai no Kanata (Beyond Nirai) was selected as the theme song for the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, which is scheduled to be held over four days from October 13.
Composer Katsushi Arakaki wrote the music and lyrics and Natchy (her real name is Nanami Yamada, a second year student at Okinawa Higashi Junior High School in Okinawa City) sings the song.
A press conference and award ceremony for the selection of the theme song was...

 

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly adopts a resolution demanding the revision of the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement

June 29, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a regular meeting on June 29, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly (Chairman Zenshin Takamine) unanimously passed a resolution and statement of protest against the U.S. military parachute drill held at Kadena Air Base on May and seeking the revision of U.S.-Japan...

Yagi no bouken screened in international film festivals

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The film Yagi no bouken (The Catcher on the Shore), which Kyuyo High School first year student 15 year-old Ryugo Nakamura directed when he was still a pupil at Okinawa Higashi Junior High School in Okinawa City, has been recently screened at several international...

Nijima selected as a 2011 Women of the Year honoree

Nijima selected as a 2011 Women of the Year honoree

June 27, 2011, Sadao Tome, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California selected women who made a contribution to the local Japanese community as the 2011 Women of the Year...

Miyu enjoys yoga lessons, two months after her heart transplant surgery

Miyu enjoys yoga lessons, two months after her heart transplant surgery

June 28, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirteen year-old Miyu Kaname, from Urasoe City, is now steadily recovering, two months after undergoing heart transplant surgery at Columbia University hospital in New York City for restrictive cardiomyopathy. She had tests conducted under a microscope last week...

Giant bluefin tuna caught after six hours on the line

Giant bluefin tuna caught after six hours on the line

June 26, 2011 Yoko Morinaga, a correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 16, off Kumejima Island, which is now in the middle of its fishing season, 45 year-old Hiroyuki Hirayama from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, caught a giant bluefin tuna weighing 286 kilograms and measuring 2.6 meters in length....

Motobu High School student Higa wins Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

Motobu High School student Higa wins Japan Women's Amateur Golf Championship

June 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The final of the 53rd Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship 2011 was held in a match play (36 holes) format at Takarazuka Golf Club (6216 yards, par 72) in Hyogo Prefecture on June 25.
Seventeen year-old Mamiko Higa (third grade student of Motobu Senior...

Team Okinawa participates in 2011 World Solar Challenge

Team Okinawa participates in 2011 World Solar Challenge

June 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Team Okinawa (sponsored by The Ryukyu Shimpo Co. Ltd. and others), will participate in the 2011 World Solar Challenge, a solar-powered car race scheduled to be held in Australia this October. Team Okinawa has almost finished building its car for the race.
The...

Cargo ferry service between Keelung (Taiwan) and Ishigaki, Miyako starts again after a gap of three years

Cargo ferry service between Keelung (Taiwan) and Ishigaki, Miyako starts again after a gap of three years

June 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Later this year, a cargo ferry run by SinFa Transport Co., Ltd. (president Hsu Chih-hsiung and based in Taichung) will commence a regular service between Keelung in Taiwan and Ishigaki, Miyako in Okinawa. The president of the shipping company and Lie Kuen-Cheng,...

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