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Kinoshita Circus commences in Toyosaki Town

Kinoshita Circus commences in Toyosaki Town

December 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 1, commemorating the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Ryukyu Shimpo, at a special venue in Toyosaki in Tomigusuku, the Kinoshita Circus performed for the first time in eight years since it was last held in the new commercial district of Naha in 2004. On the opening day, there were long lines of people who had been looking forward to the performance, and the venue was crowded with family groups. Two performances were held following...

 

Pair of Yambaru kuina found in Ogimi for the first time in 12 years

Pair of Yambaru kuina found in Ogimi for the first time in 12 years

November 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

A pair of Yambaru kuina or endangered Okinawa Rail have been found in the watershed area of the Taiho Dam in Ogimi.

According to the Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center, the southern limit of the Yambaru kuina’s range is the northern part of Ogimi and...

Residents plan to erect John Manjiro Memorial Monument at his first landing place in Itoman

Residents plan to erect John Manjiro Memorial Monument at his first landing place in Itoman

November 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 21, at the Komesu Community Center in Itoman, a group was set up to plan the construction of the John Manjiro Memorial Monument at the site of his first landing at Odo in Itoman. John Manjiro, who served as an interpreter in the late Edo period also...

Jin Air to offer Seoul-Naha service from 4900 yen

Jin Air to offer Seoul-Naha service from 4900 yen

November 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 16, the low-cost airline Jin Air, a subsidiary of Korean Air, announced that they will commence seven weekly flights between Seoul and Naha from December 24. Currently this route is only serviced by Asiana Airlines.

Jin Air uses the Boeing...

Symposium to discuss the significance of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese sovereignty held in Tokyo

Symposium to discuss the significance of Okinawa's reversion to Japanese sovereignty held in Tokyo

November 26, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 25, at Hosei University in Tokyo, a symposium was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion from U.S. rule to Japanese sovereignty. Former governors of Okinawa, such as Masahide Ota and Keiichi Inamine, journalist Akira Arakawa,...

Orion Breweries Ltd. to build solar panel facilities in Nago and Itoman

November 8, 2012 Fumitetsu of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 7, Orion Breweries announced that they are going to launch a new business enterprise in the electric power industry. Aiming to get government certification for the plants, two in Nago and another one in Itoman, by March 2013, they plan...

Kuniyoshi becomes new president of the Okinawa Association of America

Kuniyoshi becomes new president of the Okinawa Association of America

November 19, 2012 Sadao Tome Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 11, the Okinawa Association of America held its annual general meeting, in which it elected Shingi Kuniyoshi as its new president. Kuniyoshi will serve for two years from 2013. The association held the election at the end...

Orphans from Mongolia hold a charity performance in Okinawa

Orphans from Mongolia hold a charity performance in Okinawa

November 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 22, a group of 16 children from an orphanage in Mongolia called “Children of the Sun,” gave a charity performance at Okinawa Shogaku High School. In addition to playing the traditional Mongolian stringed instrument called the matouqin,...

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