Our feature series on Day-Care Services for Senior Citizens that run from October 1997 to June 1998 won the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association Award in 1998.
Ryukyu Shimpo won the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association Award in 2005 for the “Battle of Okinawa Newspaper.”
“The Battle of Okinawa Newspaper” is a series of articles. Sixty years after the end of the war and the Battle of Okinawa, we reedited war-time reports to verify the coverage at the time, adding new facts and testimonies that our reporters had since obtained. Assuming a modern perspective, we took a comprehensive approach to the Battle of Okinawa. Because of the suppression of information during the war many of the issues covered had not previously been reported upon.
Ryukyu Shimpo and Sanin Chuo Shimpo won the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association Award in 2013 for the joint project “Meguri no Umi” (People around the Ocean rim). This feature series was published in both the newspapers from February 22 to June 23, 2013. In response to tension between Japan and China, as well as Taiwan, over the Senkaku Islands, and between Japan and South Korea over Takeshima, the newspapers reported on the territorial issues from the point of view of people who live near the areas in question.