Archive for March, 2013

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Interns from Kin Town meet descendants of migrants to South and North America

Interns from Kin Town meet descendants of migrants to South and North America

March 18, 2013 Sadao Tome, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Kin Municipal Office invited descendants of migrants from Kin Town as an internship program for them since 17 years ago. Three years ago, the municipal office began to send interns from the Kin community to locations abroad. On February 8, members of the Youth Overseas Dispatch Program Muneaki Gakiya and Tomoyo Ajifu visited the Okinawa Association of America. They have finished an internship experience of nine days in Brazil,...

 

Book on Ginowan eisa published

Book on Ginowan <em>eisa</em> published

March 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ginowan Youth Eisa History Committee has published a book on eisa dance as performed in Ginowan. The book also covers the history of eisa in the local community, and took about five years to prepare. Using interviews and various documentary...

Popular tiger Shima dies in Zoo

Popular tiger Shima dies in Zoo

March 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of March 22, the male tiger called Shima was found dead in the Okinawa Kodomo no Kuni, Zoo & Museum in Okinawa City. Shima was 19 years old, which in human terms is the equivalent of a 90 year-old.

A spokesperson for the zoo said that...

Tonaki Island wine tasting event held in Naha

Tonaki Island wine tasting event held in Naha

March 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 10, at Brain Okinawa in Kumoji, Naha, the Cooperative Association Okinawa Industrial Project held the first ever Tonaki wine tasting event. The association plays a leading role in island economic development projects, including the cultivation of the local...

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus to start newspaper course

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus to start newspaper course

March 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper and the Faculty of Education at University of the Ryukyus will cooperate to deliver a newspaper course from the 2013 academic year. The course aims to teach the role and structure of newspapers by introducing examples of NIE (Newspapers...

[Editorial] Japanese government submits application to reclaim land for relocation of U.S. base Crude move that negates democracy in Japan

March 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration submitted an application to the Okinawa Prefectural Government for approval to reclaim land for the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station to the Henoko coastal area in Nago. This is nothing less than...

Ministry submits application for land reclamation for alternative facility at Henoko

Ministry submits application for land reclamation for alternative facility at Henoko

March 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The central government has submitted an application to the Governor of Okinawa for permission to reclaim land off Henoko, Nago in order to commence the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. At 3:40pm on March 22, officials of the Okinawa Defense Bureau...

Rally calling for removal of Osprey

Rally calling for removal of Osprey

March 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 17, in a hall in Shirohara in Ginoza, local people held a protest rally against the deployment of the Osprey. Since being deployed in Okinawa these aircraft have carried out low-flying and night-time training over Shirohara Ward.

About 120 people,...

Volunteers excavate remains

Volunteers excavate remains

March 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

At least ten sets of remains were found recently at a former Imperial Japanese Army shelter near the boundary between Shuri in Naha and Urasoe. Naha resident Isamu Kuniyoshi who has collected remains for many years, and his friends dug in the shelter and collected...

One-foot Film Movement comes to an end

One-foot Film Movement comes to an end

March 16, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 15, the One-foot Film Movement, a non-profit organization made up of Okinawan locals who purchased footage filmed by the U.S. military during the Battle of Okinawa, ended its 30-year operations at a ceremony held at the Yashio Rest House in Naha. The organization...

Governor Abercrombie suggests hosting Marines in Hawaii

Governor Abercrombie suggests hosting Marines in Hawaii

March 12, 2013 Chikako Nago of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Uchinanchu Talk Story 3 was held on March 10 at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii. Two keynote speakers and five panelists exchanged opinions on the subject of “U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa.” Hawaii State Governor...

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