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Okinawa Shogaku wins Meiji Jingu baseball title

Okinawa Shogaku wins Meiji Jingu baseball title

November 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Shogaku High School won the 44th Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament with a 3-1 upset victory over Nihonbunri High School in the final in Tokyo on November 20. Okinawa Shogaku represented the Kyushu area and Nihonbunri (Niigata Prefecture) the Hokushinetsu area. Okinawa Shogaku was the first high school team from Okinawa to win the Meiji Jingu Baseball crown. They allowed Nihonbunri to get out to an 8-0 lead, including five home runs, which is the most...

 

Shipping volume of kariyushi shirts expected to exceed 400,000 items in 2013

Shipping volume of kariyushi shirts expected to exceed 400,000 items in 2013

November 19, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The kariyushi shirt market remains strong. According to the Okinawa Clothing Sewing and Manufacturing Industrial Association, the shipping volume of these shirts from January to October totaled 398,413 items, which breaks the record of 385,965 set in...

Oldest Okinawan earthenware found in Sakitari Cave in Nanjo City

Oldest Okinawan earthenware found in Sakitari Cave in Nanjo City

November 22, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A representative of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum announced on November 21 that the oldest piece of Okinawan earthenware discovered to date has been found in the Sakitari Cave in Nanjo City. Carbon dating has identified it as a piece with the...

H.I.S. to operate flight between Naha and Russia next May

November 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Travel agency H.I.S. plans to charter direct flights between Naha and the cities of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East for six months from mid-May 2014. The first program charter between Russia and Okinawa, it will involve four flights a week,...

New head for Japanese Association of Southern California

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sadao Tome, 72, was elected as the next executive director of the Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California (Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai) by its board in October. The association is the unified body for the 40 kenjinkai (prefectural associations) from...

Unai appraised for Okinawan theater performance in Hawaii

Unai appraised for Okinawan theater performance in Hawaii

November 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 13 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, the theatrical group Unai held their first performance in Hawaii. While Ryukyuan performing arts are popular in Hawaii, performances of Okinawan theater are rare. In the audience questionnaire, 152 out of 170 respondents...

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 24th Chubu Time Prediction Race was held at the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park in Okinawa...

All Japan Abstinence Federation marks 50th anniversary in Okinawa

All Japan Abstinence Federation marks 50th anniversary in Okinawa

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the All Japan Abstinence...

Sandwich Sharp wins Koza A-lunch Competition

Sandwich Sharp wins Koza A-lunch Competition

November 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The third Koza A-lunch Competition was held on November 9 and 10 at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum...

Okinawa Tourist Service issues guide booklet for Muslim travelers

Okinawa Tourist Service issues guide booklet for Muslim travelers

November 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha City-based Okinawa Tourist Service has issued an English version of the booklet entitled...

Ryukyu-Okinawa traditional arts group performs in Germany to promote Okinawa tourism

Ryukyu-Okinawa traditional arts group performs in Germany to promote Okinawa tourism

November 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A group of Okinawan traditional performing artists sent overseas as part of the prefecture’s...

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