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[Editorial]Okinawa should spearhead a global drive to promote peace

January 1, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The New Year is upon us. At the beginning of a year in which Japan marks the 68th anniversary of the end of the war, we would like to think about Japan following the path of a peaceful country. At the same time, we suggest that we look at the desired future for Okinawan society and press ahead with discussion at multiple levels among the Okinawan people about how peace, autonomy and independence should be.

The Japanese Constitution renounces war. The...

 

Hija-lover group holds event in Oishi Park in Naha

<em>Hija</em>-lover group holds event in Oishi Park in Naha

December 18, 2012 Ayako Sakaguchi of Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 8, at Oishi Park in Naha, people fond of goats, or hija as they are known in the Okinawan dialect, held a year-end party and was also designed to foster friendship among people in the community. Many people, including the...

People and fish enjoy string music in Miyako

People and fish enjoy string music in Miyako

December 15, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 9, at the Miyako Undersea Park Observation Facility, in Miyako-jima, the Japanese String Teachers Association (JASTA) held what was called “The Concert in the Sea.” This was a pre-event for the JASTA String Festival 2013, which will be held next...

OPG and tourism industry aim to attract 1000 resort wedding couples from abroad

OPG and tourism industry aim to attract 1000 resort wedding couples from abroad

December 21, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 20, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), the Okinawa
Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Okinawa Resort Wedding Association announced an international promotion plan through which by 2015 they aim to attract one thousand resort wedding...

Mongoose boldly crosses street in Nago

Mongoose boldly crosses street in Nago

December 20, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 15, a mongoose was seen to cross the street at the Gusuku intersection in Nago. When the light turned green, the mongoose slowly started to cross while looking both ways for oncoming cars. The animal succeeded in crossing the road.

Some elementary...

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