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Model Shoko to appear in Orion Southern Star commercial

Model Shoko to appear in Orion Southern Star commercial

April 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Shoko, the Okinawan born model who has appeared on the cover of the Men’s fashion magazine GQ, as well as in advertisements for major corporations both domestic and foreign such as Under Armor, Star Flyer, and Toray, will be appearing in the “Orion Southern Star Summer Edition” commercial starting April 18.

This is the first time that Shoko will appear in a commercial for an Okinawan company since she debuted as a model when she was 18, over 10...

 

94-year-old model from Iejima becomes Instagram sensation with 36000 followers

94-year-old model from Iejima becomes Instagram sensation with 36000 followers

June 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A “grandma-model,” 94-year old Emiko Toguchi from Ie village and living in Hyogo Prefecture, wears colorful costumes and a pretty smile, attracting fans from all over the world. Since her 36-year old granddaughter Chinami Mori posted a photo of her grandmother...

A film about Aguni’s “bone washing” wins top award at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

A film about Aguni’s “bone washing” wins top award at Short Shorts Film Festival  & Asia

June 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 11 at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 held in Tokyo and Yokohama from June 1st, a film “born, bone, bo-on,” which was directed by Gori of Garage Sale won the top award in the Official Competition Japan category. The film deals with the...

“Bases should be reduced,” says Rear Admiral Minoru Ota’s great-grandson participating in memorial service with his grandmother

June 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Hideki Matsudo

June 13 marked 72 years since Rear Admiral Minoru Ota, the final commander of the Japanese naval forces defending Okinawa, committed suicide in the underground headquarters. His great-grandson Dougul Sutherland, 23, of Australian nationality,...

Professional Baseball Spring Training in Okinawa shatters economic records, bring in in 10.9 billion yen and 350,000 tourists

Professional Baseball Spring Training in Okinawa shatters economic records, bring in in 10.9 billion yen and 350,000 tourists

June 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryugin Research Institute (Naha, Okinawa, Toru Ikehata, CEO) announced the economic effect of the 2017 Okinawa Pro Baseball Spring Training June 15. In addition to the Nippon Series and League champion team holding their spring training in Okinawa, the Yomiuri...

Former governor Masahide Ota touted ‘Apostle of Peace’ at his memorial service

Former governor Masahide Ota touted ‘Apostle of Peace’ at his memorial service

June 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The memorial service for former governor of Okinawa Prefecture Masahide Ota was held at Inanse Ceremonial Hall (Inanse Kaikan) in Urasoe City on June 15. Ota passed away on June 12, which was his 92nd birthday. Those who attended the service included his students...

Anger over anti-conspiracy law, citizens protest new Henoko base construction

Anger over anti-conspiracy law, citizens protest new Henoko base construction

June 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

On June 15 around noon, more than 30 construction vehicles were seen intermittently entering the U.S. military Camp Schwab. These vehicles are for relocating the U.S. military Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Nago City. About 100 citizens sat outside...

In UN speech, Hiroji Yamashiro calls out Japanese government human rights violations in Okinawa

In UN speech, Hiroji Yamashiro calls out Japanese government human rights violations in Okinawa

June 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
Ryota Shimabukuro reports from Geneva

On the afternoon of June 15 (around midnight JST), Okinawa Peace Movement Center Director Hiroji Yamashiro gave a statement before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Yamashiro was arrested while engaging...

18,000 opposing Henoko base and conspiracy bill encircle Diet Building

18,000 opposing Henoko base and conspiracy bill encircle Diet Building

June 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The group Stop! Henoko Umetate (also known as Stop! Henoko Land Reclamation) held a National Diet Building encirclement protest on the afternoon of June 10, requesting that the Japanese government abandon new base construction in Henoko, Nago, and scrap the bill...

Kariyushi shirts allowed and jacket not required in lower-house plenary session

Kariyushi shirts allowed and jacket not required in lower-house plenary session

June 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Lower House Plenary session confirmed it will allow both male and female members to participate in meetings in kariyushi shirts and without a jacket during the Cool Business period in the summer. The decision was made during the board meeting on June 7. The dress...

The U.S. and Japanese governments agree on facilities improvement at Camp Schwab

June 9, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 6 at the joint U.S.-Japan Commission, the U.S. and Japanese governments reaffirmed their agreement to improve 23 facilities in the U.S. military Camp Schwab, including communication buildings and welfare facilities.

On June 6 at the Japan-U.S. Joint...