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OPG opens Shimakutuba Promotion Center

OPG opens Shimakutuba Promotion Center

 

September 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 12, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) held an opening ceremony for the “Shimakutuba Promotion Center,” which plays a core role in encouraging the use of Shimakutuba, at the OPGʻs Culture Promotion Division.

The Prefectural Cultural Association manages the Center, consisting of a part-time director and four full-time staff.

Professor Emeritus of the Prefectural University of...

 

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Two Taiwanese fishing boats had drifted to the Hirara Port in Miyakojima City as a result of typhoon No. 18.

On September 14 at 8:57 am, four crew members who had been stranded on one of the boats were rescued by the Miyakojima...

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

 

September 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawan-born singer Namie Amuro celebrated the 25th anniversary of her debut performance with back-to-back performances dubbed “Namie Amuro 25th Anniversary Live in Okinawa” on September 16 and 17 at Ginowan Seaside Park...

Four teens arrested for damaging Chibichiri Gama suicide cave in Yomitan

Four teens arrested for damaging Chibichiri Gama suicide cave in Yomitan

 

September 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 15, the Kadena Police arrested four boys aged between 16 and 19 for vandalizing the Chibichiri Gama cave in Namihira, Yomitan where residents were forced to commit mass suicide during the Battle of Okinawa.

 

According...

Editorial: Unforgivable destruction at Chibichiri-gama desecrates the spirit of “nuchi du takara”

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It is impossible to forgive the desecration of the victims of the Battle of Okinawa and their surviving families by destroying a memorial site that conveys the true face of war.

 

The interior of and entrance to...

Group hoping to correct Chibichiri Gama omission from textbook protests against recent cave vandalism

Group hoping to correct Chibichiri Gama omission from textbook protests against recent cave vandalism

 

September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – The “Committee to enact the 9/29 Okinawan Citizens Festival resolution,” which is working to restore in history textbooks the compulsory nature of the group suicides in Okinawa at the end of World War 2, held a symposium...

Cause of U.S. military Osprey’s emergency landing at Oita Airport remains undisclosed

Cause of U.S. military Osprey’s emergency landing at Oita Airport remains undisclosed

 

September 10, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft made an emergency landing at Oita Airport while traveling between MCAS Iwakuni and MCAS Futenma, where it is based.

At 1:13 p.m. on September 9 it returned to Futenma. The...

Yanbarukuina made a surprise visit to a private residence in Ogimi

Yanbarukuina made a surprise visit to a private residence in Ogimi

 

September 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ayako Sakaguchi

 

Yanbarukuina or Okinawa rail, which is an endangered species and designated as a natural treasure of Japan suddenly appeared in the house of Mitsuaki Miyagi in Takasato, Ogimi Village....

Get ready! Kinoshita circus returns to present super-miracle-illusion

Get ready! Kinoshita circus returns to present super-miracle-illusion

 

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

With a message of love, courage, and excitement, the Super Miracle Illusion Kinoshita circus in Okinawa will be held from December 15 as a launch event for the Ryukyu Shimpo main building.

The Kinoshita circus is one of the...

Defense ministry eyes Bora mine as likely site for ammunition depot in GSDF deployment to Miyako

Defense ministry eyes Bora mine as likely site for ammunition depot in GSDF deployment to Miyako

 

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Miyako) Interviews with multiple government officials revealed, on September 6, that the “Bora mine” in Bora, Gusukube, Miyako is being eyed as a likely candidate for an ammunition depot to store missiles as part of the plan to...

US military report: MV-22 Osprey crash in Nago caused by pilot error in difficult weather

US military report: MV-22 Osprey crash in Nago caused by pilot error in difficult weather

 

September 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 11, The Ministry of Defense announced a summary of a report by the U.S. military of an accident in which an MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft belonging to the Futenma Air Station crashed off...

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