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Memorial service held at Naguyake Monument on the 77th anniversary of the October 10 air raid that burned down 90% of Naha

Memorial service held at Naguyake Monument on the 77th anniversary of the October 10 air raid that burned down 90% of Naha

October 12, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Naha City war dead memorial service (the 26th Naguyake Monument memorial, hosted by Naha City and Naha City Council) was held October 10 at the Naguyake Monument in Asahigaoka Park in Wakasa, Naha. The ceremony was attended by 26 people, representatives from Naha City and descendants of those who perished in the air raid. Because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the ceremony was smaller in size than usual, similar to the previous...

 

Number of plaintiffs in fourth Kadena noise lawsuit exceeds 30,000

Number of plaintiffs in fourth Kadena noise lawsuit exceeds 30,000

October 14, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Wakana Arakaki

 

Residents of the areas surrounding Kadena Air Base are pursuing a Kadena noise lawsuit through which they are addressing damage caused by noise from U.S. military aircraft and are requesting, among other things, a ban on...

Sachiko Nakada wins best actress at Japanese film festival in the U.S., while her film NANKURUNAISA wins best comedy

Sachiko Nakada wins best actress at Japanese film festival in the U.S., while her film NANKURUNAISA wins best comedy

October 12, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2021, which took place October 10, awarded Sachiko Nakada, 89, star of the movie “NANKURUNAISA” best actress at the festival. Her film also took home the award for best comedy.

Nakada told this paper...

Natsuko Izena calls for measures against social media defamation and collects signatures in support of legislation

Natsuko Izena calls for measures against social media defamation and collects signatures in support of legislation

October 13, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – On October 11, Natsuko Izena and her collaborators held a press conference at the National Diet and announced the launch of their website for victims of online defamation, Online Safety for Sisters. Izena, a columnist who lives her life...

Naha City ranks last in summer’s highest temperatures across Japan

Naha City ranks last in summer’s highest temperatures across Japan

October 5, 2021, Ryukyu Shimpo

 

According to temperatures recorded in 47 prefectural capitals across Japan, Aomori, Sendai, and Naha were the only cities this summer to experience zero “extremely hot” days, defined as temperatures of 35 Celsius degrees or higher. Naha City’s...

Fall is here! Kanro and beautiful Kuwanso

Fall is here! Kanro and beautiful Kuwanso

October 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In the 24 sekki, which are days that divide the year into 24 solar terms, October 8 is Kanro, marking a time of year when cold air comes in, and dewy mornings are evidence of the deepening autumn. In the fields of Nemurigusa Honpo,...

After 48 years in business, barbershop owner in Nago cuts his grandson’s hair for his final customer

After 48 years in business, barbershop owner in Nago cuts his grandson’s hair for his final customer

October 7, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hideki Matsudo

 

Nago – The “Kinjo Riyouten” barbershop in Miyazato, Nago, owned by Kisei Kinjo, finally served its final customer October 1 after 48 years in business. The last person to get their hair cut by Kinjo was his grandson...

Nagoya High Court makes “groundbreaking decision” in favor of Okinawa’s plaintiffs about riot police in Takae

Nagoya High Court makes “groundbreaking decision” in favor of Okinawa’s plaintiffs about riot police in Takae

October 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 7 the Nagoya High Court, ruling on a taxpayers’ suit concerning the deployment of riot police accompanying helipad construction in the Northern Training Area (NTA), made a decision that found illegality in the procedure used when...

Foot traffic in Mihama still light day after emergency declaration lifted, “I look forward to the customers coming back”

Foot traffic in Mihama still light day after emergency declaration lifted, “I look forward to the customers coming back”

October 2, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Chatan – On the day the emergency declaration was lifted on October 1, the number of people that could be seen in the American Village in Mihama, Chatan was sparse. There were some local shopers and tourists, but no where close to the activity seen...

Joint representatives Yoko Uema and Makoto Motomura: ‘Shelter for young single mothers opens in Okinawa’

Joint representatives Yoko Uema and Makoto Motomura: ‘Shelter for young single mothers opens in Okinawa’

September 30, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 1, a shelter for protecting young single mothers will open in the central part of Okinawa Island. The shelter, called Oniwa, is represented jointly by Professors Yoko Uema and Makoto Motomura of the University of the Ryukyus. The two...

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies debuts Okinawan Language course this fall

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies debuts Okinawan Language course this fall

September 28, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (President Kayoko Hayashi) is adding Okinawan to its roster of language courses this fall term beginning November. The Okinawan Language course will also be offered online to the general public, with the same...