Archive for September, 2011

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Eclair-like sea cucumbers found in waters near Okinawa, but “the taste is far from the sweet”

Eclair-like sea cucumbers found in waters near Okinawa, but

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Daisuke Ueno, a fellow of the Department of Science of University of the Ryukyu who specializes in Aquarium parasitology, and his research group, recently found a sea cucumber that resembles the western confectionery éclair at several locations in the waters around Okinawa Island. It is the first time that this type of sea cucumber has been discovered in the northern hemisphere. Ueno and his group named it (in Japanese) the “Eclair sea cucumber” and...

 

Regarding the Futenma relocation, Okinawa Governor tells the Foreign Minister and Defense Minister that “Seeking a place outside the prefecture will be a quicker solution”

Regarding the Futenma relocation, Okinawa Governor tells the Foreign Minister and Defense Minister that “Seeking a place outside the prefecture will be a quicker solution”

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
On September 9, Okinawa Prefectural Governor Hirokazu Nakaima visited Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa. On the topic of the Futenma relocation of the United States Marine Corps Air Station, the Governor said, “Seeking a place...

Three unexploded shells found in Shuri High School grounds

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At around 11:30am on September 9, workers carrying out a magnetic survey in the grounds of Shuri High School in Mawashi Town of Shuri, Naha City, as part of the process of constructing a new school building found three unexploded shells around 1.5 meters below...

OPG will open an office in Beijing later this year

September 8, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

If all goes smoothly, the Okinawan Prefectural Government (OPG) will open an office in Beijing later this year. OPG hopes that this will contribute to the expansion of sales channels for the products and to attract Chinese tourists to Okinawa. The office will...

Tarama Island August Dance

Tarama Island August Dance

September 6, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The August Dance Festival, which is designated as one of Japan’s significant intangible folk cultural assets, was held at Ntabaru Uganju, a sanctuary area in Nakasuji, Tarama Village from September 5 to 7 (from 8th to 10th day of the 8th month of the traditional...

100 year-old Okinawan Peruvian woman tells her story

100 year-old Okinawan Peruvian woman tells her story

September 7, 2011 Hisao Miyagi, reporter of Ryukyu Shimpo, in Lima City

As the Peru Okinawa Kenjin-Kai marked the 100th anniversary of its foundation, first-generation Okinawan Peruvian Tsuyu Toyama, who currently resides in Lima City, Peru, turned 100 this year but remains in good...

Worldwide karate seminar held in Yomitan

Worldwide karate seminar held in Yomitan

September 6, 2011 Kenichi Yoshida of Ryukyu Shimpo

The World Oshukai Dento Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate Do Kobudo Federation, which is based in France and functions as a non-profit organization for traditional Okinawa Shorin-Ryu karate and Okinawan kobudo, held a seminar in Yomitan Village from...

Government to submit assessment for Futenma relocation for USMC by year’s end

September 4, 2011 Kenyu Uchima of Ryukyu Shimpo

At his meeting with Governor Hirokazu Nakaima, at the Okinawa Prefectural Office on September 1, Kimito Nakae, Japan’s administrative vice-minister of defense stated that the Government will submit an environmental impact report by this...

Kumejima Town studies deep water in collaboration with Kona City of Hawaii

September 3, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kumejima Town and Kona City of Hawaii, both of which have deep-sea water pipelines in their regions, indicated their intention to sign a sister-city agreement in Kona City on September 11 aimed at stimulating collaborative research on deep-ocean water and people-to-people...

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance carried out in a hospital site in Haebaru Town with critically-ill patients remaining on-site

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance carried out in a hospital site in Haebaru Town with critically-ill patients remaining on-site

September 5, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Disposal of a U.S. bomb found on the site of the Ureshinogaoka-Samaritan Hospital in the Arakawa District, Haebaru Town, was carried out on the morning of September 4. While this was being done, 200 critically-ill patients and 85 members of the hospital staff...

Three performers of Okinawan origin win the top awards in the Ryukyu Classical Art Contest

Three performers of Okinawan origin win the top awards in the Ryukyu Classical Art Contest

September 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At the 46th Ryukyu Classical Art Contest (sponsored by the Ryukyu Shimpo), held in August, three performers of Okinawan origin from Brazil and the United States were awarded passes in the top award section of the ryubu or Ryukyu Classical Dance. They are Satoru...

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