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Shimoji of Kinoshita Circus thrills the audience

Shimoji of Kinoshita Circus thrills the audience

January 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Chikako Maemori

A skilled performer set the stage for a variety of performances; the 40-year-old performer from Ishigaki City, Kazuya Shimoji, performs three roles on his own at the Kinoshita Circus held at Toyosaki Town special venue in Tomigusuku City. He does aerial swings, the classical performance “One Ladder,” a motorbike show, and more. There are performances that only Shimoji can do. He is indispensable in the circus.

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1972 U.S. Embassy proposal to review U.S.-Japan Joint Committee framework blocked by military

1972 U.S. Embassy proposal to review U.S.-Japan Joint Committee framework blocked by military

 

January 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha and Ryota Shimabukuro

 

It recently came to light through declassified official U.S. documents that in May 1972, with the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty...

Another MCAS Futenma helicopter emergency landing, this time in Yomitan Village

Another MCAS Futenma helicopter emergency landing, this time in Yomitan Village

 

anuary 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On January 8 around 4:45 p.m. an AH-1 attack helicopter from MCAS Futenma made an emergency landing on the grounds of the Hijagawa administrative group waste disposal facility in Gima, Yomitan Village. People working in the fields nearby...

Ikei citizens to protest this month after U.S. Military helicopter makes emergency landing

Ikei citizens to protest this month after U.S. Military helicopter makes emergency landing

 

January 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Uruma, Ikei Island) A UH-1 U.S. military helicopter from MCAS Futenma made an...

Governor Onaga states that a “pillar of the Okinawan Government” will be stopping new base construction, resolves to “do everything we can,” while admitting reducing the base burden, “still far away”

Governor Onaga states that a “pillar of the Okinawan Government” will be stopping new base construction, resolves to “do everything we can,” while admitting reducing the base burden, “still far away”

 

January 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga made his New Year’s resolution...

Solemn New Year’s celebration held at the Shuri Castle

Solemn New Year’s celebration held at the Shuri Castle

January 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

An event called Shinshun no Utage or New Year’s Banquet was held at Shuri Castle in Naha on January 1.

 

Three scenes from the Chouhaiokishiki or Imperial Court New Year’s morning ceremony from the Ryukyu Kingdom...

Spectators touring Zamami overjoyed to see leisurely whale

Spectators touring Zamami overjoyed to see leisurely whale

 

December 29, 2017

By Hirokazu Otsubo, Correspondent for the Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Zamami) This season’s whale watching tours started in Zamami Village on December 27.

On that day, a warden from the village’s Whale Watching Association spotted one humpback...

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...

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...