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Praying for health and longevity, the New Year’s first water is offered in traditional ceremony at Shuri Castle

Praying for health and longevity, the New Year’s first water is offered in traditional ceremony at Shuri Castle

 

December 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

The traditional Okinawan ceremony, known as the, “Nubi offering ceremony,” where the year’s first water drawn from Hedo in Kunigami is presented as an offering, was held in the afternoon of December 24 at Shuri Castle in Naha.

In the ceremony, a man playing the role of an official from the royal Okinawan government will approach a woman playing the role of a high-priestess, dubbed Amushirare,...

 

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passes resolution calling for suspension of flights over civilian areas after accident at elementary school

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously passes resolution calling for suspension of flights over civilian areas after accident at elementary school

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

In response to the accident in which a window of a U.S. military...

Takae representatives vote to return helicopter accident-related gratitude letter to U.S. military

 

December 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 23 at a meeting of Takae’s ward representatives, they unanimously decided to return the letter of gratitude that the U.S. military delivered in regard to the U.S. helicopter that made an emergency landing and burst into...

Kinoshita circus welcomes audiences to a dream world

Kinoshita circus welcomes audiences to a dream world

 

December 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The opening of the Kinoshita circus was held as part of the launch event for the Ryukyu Shimpo main building on December 15 at the Toyosaki Special Venue in Tomigusuku city.

It has been five years since the circus was last held...

Asian elephants staying in Okinawa through the winter at zoo

Asian elephants staying in Okinawa through the winter at zoo

 

December 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Two Asian elelphants, Buntoon and Tonsai, were debuted on December 14 at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum. The two elephants are visiting Okinawa from the Tohoku Safari Park to stay through the winter.

 

The elephants...

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

Defense at Yamashiro’s trial claims Japanese government should face discrimination charges

 

December 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The public trial for Okinawa Peace Movement Center Chairman Hiroji Yamashiro and two others was held at Naha District Court on December 20 (Judge Toshihiro Shibata presiding).

The accused are facing charges including forcible...

Same Super Stallion model involved in accident resumes operations in Futenma

Same Super Stallion model involved in accident resumes operations in Futenma

December 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

 

Following the accident in which a window from an U.S. military heavy-lift cargo helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion fell into the Futenma Daini Elementary School, the same model aircraft resumed its operations...

Bin Konno gives lecture on preserving the essence of Karate at Urasoe symposium

Bin Konno gives lecture on preserving the essence of Karate at Urasoe symposium

 

December 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A symposium for brainstorming policies to preserve and pass down traditional...

Nago protest gathering of 3000 demands Osprey removal from Okinawa

Nago protest gathering of 3000 demands Osprey removal from Okinawa

 

December 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 15 at the 21st Century Forest Park Gymnasium in Nago City, in observance of the crash of an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Futenma Air Station on December 13 last year in Abu, Nago, the All-Okinawa...

Miyakojima residents protest against GSDF deployment to Miyako Island

Miyakojima residents protest against GSDF deployment to Miyako Island

 

December 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 13 at the Miyakojima City Central Public Hall on Miyako Island, a citizens’ rally was held to protest the construction of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) missile bases.

About 130 residents participated.

 

At...

Tree Nymph Butterfly takes the top spot in the “Haberu General Election”

Tree Nymph Butterfly takes the top spot in the “Haberu General Election”

 

December 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The “Haberu General Election,” (Hosted by the Okinawa Butterfly Designation...

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