Archive for January, 2012

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Processing of sugarcane starts – lowest output since Okinawa’s reversion

Processing of sugarcane starts - lowest output since Okinawa's reversion

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

With the harvest season of sugarcane having started, on January 11, four sugar factories in Okinawa have started to haul in sugarcane for processing. This last year, because of the low temperatures at the beginning of spring, insufficient sunshine hours, frequent damage from typhoons and little rain during the germination period, all areas of Okinawa are expected to produce a poor crop, and the annual output of sugarcane will decrease as a result. According...

 

Air China begins service – four flights a week by two airlines

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 11, the maiden flight between Naha and Beijing operated by Air China, the most well known of Chinese airline companies, arrived at Naha Airport. The 141 passengers received commemorative gifts and bouquets of flowers in a welcome ceremony held at the...

Seikichi Tamanaha Exhibition gets underway

Seikichi Tamanaha Exhibition gets underway

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

An exhibition of the work of an Okinawan artist looking into the essence of beauty called “Pioneer of Okinawan modern sculpture, Seikichi Tamanaha Exhibition – traces of sculptures and paintings” is on at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum...

Night rainbow said to invite happiness photographed on Ishigaki Island

Night rainbow said to invite happiness photographed on Ishigaki Island

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the evening of January 7, a night rainbow was observed at the Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory. A night rainbow is said to be a phenomenon that invites happiness. It was visible in the western sky looking from the Observatory, which is located at the summit...

Singer UA establishes organization to consider food-safety issues around radiation contamination

Singer UA establishes organization to consider food-safety issues around radiation contamination

January 10, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 11, ten months had passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Japanese singer-songwriter UA, who moved from Kanagawa Prefecture to Okinawa because of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and her friends who also evacuated to Okinawa, established...

JA Okinawa begins shipping citrus tankan Hayata to locations throughout the country

JA Okinawa begins shipping citrus tankan Hayata to locations throughout the country

January 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 10, a ceremony marking this season’s first shipment of the citrus tankan Hayata was held at the Northern District Farming and Promotion Center of JA (Japan Agricultural Co-operatives) Okinawa, in Isagawa, Nago. About 100 participants, including producers...

Okinawan youngsters to participate in networking tour to Brazil for the first time

Okinawan youngsters to participate in networking tour to Brazil for the first time

January 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 10, Minami Tamamoto, the director of the Okinawa head office of the World Youth Uchinanchu Association and others held a press conference and announced that three Okinawan young people including director Tamamoto join the 5th Niiseetaa...

Wholesalers create new logo for Okinawa Churaumi tuna

Wholesalers create new logo for Okinawa Churaumi tuna

January 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 4, at Tomari Fish Market, the Fresh Fish Wholesalers and Distribution Cooperative of Okinawa announced the logo for Okinawa Churaumi tuna, ocean-fresh fish. This is a part of the Okinawa Churaumi tuna branding project. Kiyoshi Toyama, the director...

The full text of the Henoko environmental impact report revealed

The full text of the Henoko environmental impact report revealed

January 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 7, the full text of the written evaluation of the environmental impact of the reclamation of the coastal area of Henoko in Nago, which the Okinawa Defense Bureau has submitted to Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), was revealed. With regard to the...

Narcissus flowers in full bloom in Ie Island

Narcissus flowers in full bloom in Ie Island

January 8, 2012 Yukito Kinjo correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Narcissus flowers are in bloom and brighten up the day of the villagers in 64 year-old Toshikazu Uchima’s Narcissus Gardens in Ie Island.

The gardens are located near Iejima Airport in Nishieue Ie Village, by the natural source...

Illuminated character of the Dragon set up by members of the 20th graduating class of Henza Junior High School shines brightly on the island

Illuminated character of the Dragon set up by members of the 20th graduating class of Henza Junior High School shines brightly on the island

January 7, 2011 Tsubaki Mekaru of the Ryukyu Shimpo

At two separate locations in Henza Island, to commemorate the zodiac sign of the old Chinese calendar, and the year in which they turn 60 years of age, about 20 volunteers of the 20th graduating class of Henza Junior High School of Yonagusuku...

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