Okinawa city celebrates population reaching 140000 people
October 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
On July 27, Okinawa city’s population reached 140,000 people. A ceremony to celebrate the milestone was held at Okinawa city municipal office on July 23. About 100 people, including residents, members of the city councils, City staff officers of and parents of six newborn babies who were registered on July 27, gathered at the municipal office for the ceremony.
Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae presented a certificate of population achievement, picture books and photo frames to the parents. The Okinawa Zoo and Museum presented the two-year passport tickets to them.
Folk singer Sadato China, a father of a newborn Sadaka, said on behalf of the families of newborn babies, “I am very happy because I was born in 1974 when Okinawa City started, and my daughter was born on the commemoration day of its population reaching 140000. I want to contribute to the city becoming a peaceful and good place to live for my daughter.”
(English Translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)
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