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Taragara Awamori brewery wins grand gold awards of Monde Selection

Taragara Awamori brewery wins grand gold awards of Monde Selection

April 24 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Taragawa Co., Ltd, an awamori brewery located in Miyako-jima, has won the grand gold awards for its products such as Ryukyu Dynasty Specially selected Old Awamori and Long maturity aged old Awamori Kuon in the Monde Selection of the International Food and Beverage exhibition 2013. Ryukyu Dynasty with 30 percent alcohol has won the award for five consecutive years and Kuon with 35 percent alcohol for four consecutive years.

After again winning the awards,...

 

Ukrainian Balokhin wins Miyako-jima triathlon again

Ukrainian Balokhin wins Miyako-jima triathlon again

April 22, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 29th All Japan Triathlon Miyako-jima (co-hosted by Miyako-jima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo) was held on April 21 but had the swim part of the race canceled due to strong winds. As a result, it changed to a run-bike-run duathlon.

This is the first time...

Okinawan senior official repeats demand for relocation of Futenma Air Station outside of Okinawa

April 24, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 22, during a trip to the United States, Susumu Matayoshi, the head of the Executive Office of the Governor, met Christopher Johnstone, the Pentagon director for Northeast Asia, and Marc Knapper, director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the Department...

Daito to promote a fusion dish of Ryukyu and Hachijo cuisine

Daito to promote a fusion dish of Ryukyu and Hachijo cuisine

April 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Colorful ingredients add beauty to an otherwise stark stainless steel plate. Until about ten years ago, at ceremonial occasions held in Minami Daito Village it was the custom to serve food on ex-U.S. military stainless steel plates. Now using this as a tourism promotion,...

Fisheries Agency announces patrol vessel on constant deployment at Miyako

Fisheries Agency announces patrol vessel on constant deployment at Miyako

April 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

It was announced on April 13 that a Fisheries Agency patrol vessel has been deployed continually at Hirara Port in Miyako-jima this month. The agency also revealed their intention to constantly deploy two fisheries patrol vessels at Ishigaki-jima, but the date for...

Head of Iwaki Fisheries Cooperative studies sea urchin breeding in Okinawa

Head of Iwaki Fisheries Cooperative studies sea urchin breeding in Okinawa

April 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake destroyed the port facilities and the radioactive leaks from the Fukushima-1 plant damaged the fishing grounds.

Kazuyoshi Suzuki, the head of the Iwaki Fisheries Cooperative,...

New breed of orchid discovered in Takae district of Higashi

New breed of orchid discovered in Takae district of Higashi

April 21, 2013 Jun Kinjo of Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 20, Chosei Tamaki, the head of the Move Through Nature of Yambaru Association, an environmental non-governmental organization, confirmed the presence in the forest of the Takae district of Higashi of rare species of plants such as an orchid...

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus start newspaper course

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus start newspaper course

April 17 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 16, at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara, the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper and the university’s Faculty of Education cooperated to start delivering a newspaper course. The course aims to teach students the role and structure of newspapers by introducing...

Noam Chomsky criticizes Japan-US policy on relocating the Futenma base within Okinawa

Noam Chomsky criticizes Japan-US policy on relocating the Futenma base within Okinawa

April 22, 2013 Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo

Noam Chomsky, a linguistics professor who is one of the most outspoken critics of U.S. foreign policy, which he characterizes as hegemonic, gave an interview with the Ryukyu Shimpo on the U.S. military issue in Okinawa. He criticized the governments...

OPG asks government to correct land reclamation application

April 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 12, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) asked the Okinawa Defense Bureau to make corrections to the written application that the central government has submitted to the Governor of Okinawa. This is part of the process for seeking approval for the landfill...

Ryan Fisher comes out top in the Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup

Ryan Fisher comes out top in the Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup

April 15, 2013 Taichi Hirayasu of Ryukyu Shimpo
 
The Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup 2013 and Ishigaki Triathlon 2013 were held on Ishigaki Island on April 14. The two events were co-organized by Ishigaki City, the Triathlon Union, Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa Television Broadcasting Co.,...

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