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Italian solar-car race team presents model car to Team Okinawa

Italian solar-car race team presents model car to Team Okinawa

August 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

An engineer team from Modena in Italy that participated in the World Solar Challenge race held in October 2011 in Australia presented a model car to Team Okinawa, the first Okinawan team to take part in the world’s largest solar-powered car race. The model car was made using exactly the same design and materials as the car that competed in the actual race and it represents the engineers’ desire to wish each other good luck and to look forward to a reunion...

 

Kyu-bon curry will go on sale to promote the eisa town

<em>Kyu-bon</em> curry will go on sale to promote the <em>eisa</em> town

August 3, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From August 13, the Okinawa City Tourism Association and Otsuka Foods, a company producing the Japanese well-known retort-pouched goods Bon-curry, will sell a jointly planned product called Kyu-bon curry.

The Bon-curry is sold in Okinawa as a limited...

Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival in Brazil leads to new movement

Worldwide Youth U<em>chinanchu</em> Festival in Brazil leads to new movement

August 6, 2012 Akiko Yasuhara, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The 1st Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival Brazil 2011, started in Sao Paulo on July 25 with about 150 people from seven countries participating in the five-day long event. The participants were mainly young Uchina...

Maruichi Meat expands exports of agu pork to Hong Kong

Maruichi Meat expands exports of <em>agu</em> pork to Hong Kong

August 4, 2012 Maki Nagamine of Ryukyu Shimpo

Meat distributor Maruichi Meat is about to commence regular supply of agu pork, a traditional breed of Ryukyuan pig, to the Sogo Department Store in Hong Kong. Maruichi Meat has exported agu pork to Hong Kong in the past, and this...

Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival closes with local festival in Sao Paulo

Worldwide Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival closes with local festival in Sao Paulo

July 31, 2012 Akiko Yasuhara Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 29, at the Brazil Okinawa Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, a local festival was held bringing the 1st Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival 2012 to an end. A total of 150 young people from seven different countries celebrated...

North America Kin Chojinkai Club celebrates 90th anniversary

North America Kin Chojinkai Club celebrates 90th anniversary

July 23, 2012 Sadao Tome Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

“Go out and make the five continents into our home.” In 1898, Kyuzo Toyama, “the father-figure of Okinawan immigrants,” and 26 migrant workers from Kin Town arrived in Hawaii. In 1902, Kyuzo’s younger brother, Matasuke, landed...

Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival in Brazil adopts a declaration to create a sustainable network

Worldwide Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival in Brazil adopts a declaration to create a sustainable network

July 30, 2012 Akiko Yasuhara Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo in Brazil

On July 28, the closing ceremony of the 1st Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival was held at the Okinawa Kenjin-Kaikan in Sao Paulo, Brazil. About 150 people participated in the festival from seven countries, discussing...

Miyara and local children clean and repaint 730 monument

Miyara and local children clean and repaint 730 monument

August 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27, Eiju Miyara from Miyara, Ishigaki and four pupils from Miyara Elementary School repainted the 730 (representing July 30) monument and cleaned the surrounding area to commemorate the anniversary of July 30, 1978, when the road rules switched from people...

Youth from Yomitan visit East Timor

Youth from Yomitan visit East Timor

August 3, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In June, ten young people from Yomitan Village and Takashiho Junior Chamber were sent to East Timor on a youth exchange program run by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE). On July 16, nine of them shared their experiences and impressions of East Timor...

AZAPA aims to mass-produce electric-powered micro compact cars

AZAPA aims to mass-produce electric-powered micro compact cars

August 9, 2012 Fumiaki Jahana of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Nagoya based company AZAPA Co. Ltd, which researches and develops electronic control units in Okinawa, will commence production of an electric vehicle equipped with an electronic control unit developed within the prefecture. AZAPA plans to...

U.S. military storage of Agent Orange in Okinawa

August 8, 2012 Ryota Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 7, it was reported that 25000 barrels of Agent Orange were stored in Okinawa until 1972, the year when Okinawa returned to Japanese sovereignty. This was written in 2003 in a report issued by the Chemical Materials Agency of the Department...

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