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Pythagora-iwaitch wins Grand Prize at the Nibichi Film Festival at Yomitan

<em>Pythagora-iwaitch</em> wins Grand Prize at the <em>Nibichi</em> Film Festival at Yomitan

June 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 10, at the Zampa Royal Hotel in Yomitan, the final of the 2nd Nibichi Festival was held. This festival is a video contest for works shown as entertainment at wedding parties. The Grand Prize went to Pythagora-iwaitch, a video produced by members of a volleyball club.

The prize-winning work was made in the style of PythagoraSwitch, a Japanese educational television program that has been running since 2002. It shows people...

 

Sanitsu Beach Carnival in Miyako-jima

Sanitsu Beach Carnival in Miyako-jima

June 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 17, at Shimojiyonaha, on Miyako-jima, the 22nd Sanitsu Beach Carnival was held at Sanitsu Beach, a large mudflat that appears when the tide is low.
Many locals enjoyed taking advantage of the tideland to play games such as a relay race in the shallow...

Ceremony to commemorate victims of the Battle of Okinawa

Ceremony to commemorate victims of the Battle of Okinawa

June 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 23, at the Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman, the Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Prefectural Assembly held a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Battle of Okinawa. The participants prayed for the more than 200000 people killed in the battle,...

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