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Professor Tanaka makes a paper-craft model of Nakamura-ke

Professor Tanaka makes a paper-craft model of Nakamura-ke

August 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Masaru Tanaka, professor of Yamanashi University Graduate School, whose area of research is the unique architecture of Okinawa’s housing, has created a paper-craft model of the Nakamura-ke residence, an important national cultural asset located in Kitanakagusuku Village. Children can make the paper-craft model in about three hours using four sheets of paper that have a picture of building on them, plus some scissors and glue. Tanaka hopes the paper-craft model...

 

Children on bank work experience say, “100 million yen was heavy”

Children on bank work experience say, “100 million yen was heavy”

August 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 7, in Naha branch of the Mizuho Bank held what they called a Children’s Summer School featuring enjoyable quizzes and games to give 12 elementary school and junior high school pupils an idea of what working in a bank is like. The children each handled...

Appealing to tradition, Ginowan holds tug-of-war for the second time since WWII

Appealing to tradition, Ginowan holds tug-of-war for the second time since WWII

August 3, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27, at Okinawa International University, a traditional-style tug-of-war was held for just the second time since WWII. Representing the desire for the safety and prosperity of local people, it was revived in 2007, and having re-established itself again in...

Kinkomokuzetsu: Column Peru in Koza

July 28, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Peru is in Okinawa City – you may think that sounds a little strange, but Okinawa City is an international cultural tourism town providing a home to people from over 40 countries and mixing all sorts of cultures together. The huge U.S. military bases are not...

Ibis protection group from China visits Kijoka Elementary School

Ibis protection group from China visits Kijoka Elementary School

August 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

With support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and aiming to deepen understanding of the protection and care for local ibises and wild fowl, 12 members of the Chinese project group for protecting ibises in China visited Kijoka Elementary School...

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...

Air Force CV-22 Osprey involved in 30 mishaps

July 30, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to documents released by the U.S. Air Force Safety Center on July 29, the Air Force CV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft was involved in at least 30 Class A to C category mishaps in the seven-year period from October 2005 to June...

Three remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

Three remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

July 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 27, three sets of remains were found in the Kochi area of Nishihara, which was the scene of fierce fighting during the Battle of Okinawa. They were found by Seizen Takaesu and Kobun Iha who are members of the Gamafuya volunteer group dedicated to the recovery...

Exposition highlighting southern Okinawa will be held in October

Exposition highlighting southern Okinawa will be held in October

July 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From October 27 to November 18, the All Southern Okinawa Expo, in which people can enjoy sightseeing options featuring the tradition and culture of the southern part of Okinawa will be held for the first time. There will be peace-education programs, bus tours to...

Five children from Nago will go to Argentina to learn football

Five children from Nago will go to Argentina to learn football

July 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Five junior high-school students who belong to a football club in Nago, Escuela de Barbie Futbol, will go to Argentina for two weeks from August 10. They are looking forward to their experience in the home of football.

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OPG official opposes Osprey deployment in meetings with U.S. officials

July 25, 2012 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Washington D.C.

On July 23, the head of the Executive Office of the Governor, Susumu Matayoshi, who is traveling in the United States, met with U.S. government officials and expressed the opposition of the Okinawa Prefectural Government...

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