Archive for November, 2012

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Taiwanese and Okinawan elementary school pupils carry out friendly exchange through traditional arts

Taiwanese and Okinawan elementary school pupils carry out friendly exchange through traditional arts

November 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

“Inabayo (Hello),” “Haisai,”

On November 2, about 40 members of the samba team of Taiping Elementary School, including pupils, teachers and representatives of the Puyuma people, from Taitung County, Taiwan, visited Shonan Elementary School, in Haebaru showcasing their traditional arts in a friendly exchange.

The children in the Taiwanese samba team were guests in the Shonan Elementary School event held as part of the traditional...

 

Heads of Okinawan municipalities to meet Prime Minister to protest against the deployment of the Osprey

November 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, the executive committee of the protest rally against the Osprey deployment met to decide the schedule for the heads of the 41 municipalities in Okinawa to visit Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in order to protest in person against the deployment of...

Photograph capturing the protest against the deployment of the Osprey wins highest award

Photograph capturing the protest against the deployment of the Osprey wins highest award

November 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 4, a photograph entitled No Osprey, which captures a scene of a protest against the deployment of the tilt-rotor aircraft, won the highest award in a high school photography contest. Kanna Higa, a sophomore of Urasoe Technical High School, took the...

“Face things head on and never give up“ – father and daughter Olympic medalists talk at Tomigusuku High School

“Face things head on and never give up“  - father and daughter Olympic medalists talk at Tomigusuku High School

October 31, 2012, Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 30, at Tomigusuku High School, the women’s weightlifting silver medalist Olympian, Hiromi Miyake and her coach as well as her father, Yoshiyuki were invited to give a talk on “The Path to the Silver Medal—Reaching for your Goal.” It was Hiromi...

120000 people conduct evacuation drills in Okinawa

120000 people conduct evacuation drills in Okinawa

November 06, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Okinawa Prefectural Government and all municipalities conducted evacuation drills in many parts of Okinawa for the first time this year, on the basis that a huge earthquake and tsunami had occurred.

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Ninety-five year-old woman becomes police chief for a day in Motobu

Ninety-five year-old woman becomes police chief for a day in Motobu

October 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 11, the opening ceremony of the Japan Community Safety Campaign in Motobu was held at Motobu Police Station. Haruko Izena, who is 95 years old and famous in her region as an energetic grandmother, worked as a police chief for one day. She saluted and...

TAKI Farm to produce large volumes of Ryukyu Wood Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) edible fungus in Nishihara

TAKI Farm to produce large volumes of Ryukyu Wood Ear (<em>Auricularia auricula-judae</em>) edible fungus in Nishihara

October 31, 2012 Maki Nagamine of Ryukyu Shimpo

TAKI Farm in Nishihara produces wood ear grown in Okinawa, which has an appropriate subtropical climate, and markets them as “Ryukyu Wood Ear.” By March 2013, the company plans to have four greenhouses with twice the capacity the present...

Koza wins a ticket to Hanazono in high school rugby

Koza wins a ticket to Hanazono in high school rugby

November 2, 2012 Risa Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 1, at the Okinawa Prefectural Sports Park rugby field, the final of...

Okinawa Shogaku High School wins Kyushu baseball tournament

November 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 2, the final of the 131st High School Baseball Championship of the Kyushu region was held at the Nagasaki Prefectural Baseball Ballpark. These games decide the schools that will compete in the National Championship in next spring. Okinawa Shogaku High...

Miss International contestants race against locals removing bean sprouts roots

Miss International contestants race against locals removing bean sprouts roots

October 29, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 25, the 52nd Miss International, Ikumi Yoshimatsu, who is from Japan, and the top five finalists visited the Nago Municipal Market where they interacted with local people.

Divided into a Miss Team and the Citizen Team, they competed to remove...

Mitsubishi Motors to set up quick chargers for electric vehicles on Miyako-jima

Mitsubishi Motors to set up quick chargers for electric vehicles on Miyako-jima

October 31, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 30, the Miyako-jima Municipal Office and Mitsubishi Motors signed an agreement on the promotion of electric vehicles (EV). They will strive to spread the use of EV, using initiatives such as installing fast chargers for these vehicles in the city’s...

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