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Okinawa Karate Information Center operating website in multiple languages

Okinawa Karate Information Center operating website in multiple languages

August 20 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Karate Information Center has started a website in multiple languages.

The center was set up in the Okinawa Karate Hall in Tomigusuku City to make it known both at home and abroad that Okinawa is the birthplace of Karate, and to facilitate hosting karate enthusiasts.

In addition to promoting Okinawan Karate and responding to inquiries, the center will coordinate arrangements for both domestic and foreign karate practitioners...

 

Ryukyu Kasuri Cooperative wins the Pola Traditional Culture Award

Ryukyu Kasuri Cooperative wins the Pola Traditional Culture Award

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 37th Pola Traditional Culture Award has chosen prize winners among individuals and groups contributing to the succession and promotion of traditional culture.

The Ryukyu Kasuri Business Cooperative, which has contributed to the preservation...

Battle of Okinawa survivors tell of civilian losses not depicted in the film “Hacksaw Ridge”

Battle of Okinawa survivors tell of civilian losses not depicted in the film “Hacksaw Ridge”

August 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

June 24 saw the release of the film “Hacksaw Ridge,” which takes place at the Maeda escarpment in Urasoe, Okinawa, which was the site of ferocious fighting during the Battle of Okinawa.

Since the film’s release, tourists have flocked...

Ginowan City Council demands Osprey flight suspension, investigation into Australia sea crash

Ginowan City Council demands Osprey flight suspension, investigation into Australia sea crash

August 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On August 18 at an extraordinary session of the Ginowan City Council, the council unanimously voted to adopt a protest resolution and written argument demanding a speedy investigation and announcement regarding the cause of the recent...

International exchange via Skype between Konan Junior High and Okinawans in Argentina

International exchange via Skype between Konan Junior High and Okinawans in Argentina

August 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On August 17, 10 students who take part in international exchange for their integrated studies course at Konan Junior High School interacted with an Okinawan Prefecture Association in Argentina via Skype, an Internet-based video teleconferencing...

Osprey still causing apprehension 13 years after university campus helicopter crash in Ginowan

Osprey still causing apprehension 13 years after university campus helicopter crash in Ginowan

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

August 13 marked thirteen years since the U.S. military helicopter crash on Okinawa International University’s campus in Ginowan City.

The university held a gathering to demand the closure of Futenma Air Station and to transmit the value...

Funeral held for “embodiment of postwar Okinawa” Kosuke Uehara

Funeral held for “embodiment of postwar Okinawa” Kosuke Uehara

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

(Okinawa) On the afternoon of August 10, a funeral for former Okinawa Development Bureau director Kosuke Uehara, who died at 84, was held at the Sunray Central Okinawa Shiunkaku in Okinawa City.

Uehara’s friends and associates...

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

All-Okinawa Kaigi delegation departs for US to campaign against new base issue in Henoko

August 17, 2017Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A delegation of the All-Okinawa Kaigi (All-Okinawa Coalition) departed from Naha for the United States to raise awareness about the current situation regarding the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago.

It is the second time the...

Retired U.S. military members oppose new base construction, calling for a halt in Henoko and Takae for the 2nd straight year

Retired U.S. military members oppose new base construction, calling for a halt in Henoko and Takae for the 2nd straight year

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

Chicago – The peace organization comprised of retired U.S. military members, Veterans for Peace (VFP) held their 32nd Annual Convention this past weekend.

During the VFP Business meeting on August 12, members...

New species of spider and goby fish found in Okinawa Prefecture

New species of spider and goby fish found in Okinawa Prefecture

August 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

New species of spider and goby fish have been found in Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawa is known worldwide as a location that fosters abundant biological diversity.

This discovery of new species once again reaffirms the idea...

Eisa Dance Parade of 10,000 held in the hot sun

Eisa Dance Parade of 10,000 held in the hot sun

August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 23rd Ten Thousand Eisa Dance Parade was held on August 6 on Kokusai Street in Naha.

In the scorching sun with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, approximately four thousand people gave heroic performances.

The same 66 organizations that...

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