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President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech 

President Joe Biden's inauguration speech 

January 20, 2021  Ryukyu Shimpo

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on 20 January and delivered first remarks.

President inauguration speech is posted below.

 

◆President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris. Speaker Pelosi, Leaders Schumer, McConnell, Vice President Pence, my distinguished guests and my fellow Americans, this is America’s day.

This is democracy’s...

 

Naha sakura make their “blooming declaration” 14 days earlier than average, with high of 22.6 degrees

Naha sakura make their “blooming declaration” 14 days earlier than average, with high of 22.6 degrees

January 5, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 4, the Okinawa Regional Headquarters of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced that the hikanzakura cherry trees in Naha started blooming on that day and that the plum trees had started blooming on December 31, 2020. The hikanzakura...

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Takaaki Kajita speaks to high school students at OIST, tells of the mysteries of space and the “strength to persevere”

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Takaaki Kajita speaks to high school students at OIST, tells of the mysteries of space and the “strength to persevere”

November 29, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 28, Takaaki Kajita, director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research at the University of Tokyo who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2015, gave a speech at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University...

World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts responds to Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki’s congratulatory letter, says, “Being Okinawan is important to me.”

World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts responds to Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki’s congratulatory letter, says, “Being Okinawan is important to me.”

December 3, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Dave Roberts, manager of the 2020 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, a second-generation Okinawan born in Okinawa, has sent a message to Okinawa Prefecture stating, “Being an Okinawan is something I consider important.” The message was...

Professor Matsushima makes a statement at the U.N. demanding universities return Okinawan ancestral remains

Professor Matsushima makes a statement at the U.N. demanding universities return Okinawan ancestral remains

December 2, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On December 1, Professor Yasukatsu Matsushima of Ryukoku University presented a statement before the United Nations. In the statement, he sought the repatriation of ancestral remains removed from Okinawa in 1928-1929 by researchers at the former...

Beloved local store to be re-built by third-generation owners after operating for over fifty years

Beloved local store to be re-built by third-generation owners after operating for over fifty years

October 23, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Takahiro Kina

Motobu – The Nakasone Store, which has been operating for over 50 years in the Toguchi neighborhood of Motobu near the Motobu Town Market, will be undergoing a rebuild due to deterioration. The shop familiar to many with a history in...

Naha District Court dismisses lawsuit for referendum about GSDF deployment to Ishigaki City

Naha District Court dismisses lawsuit for referendum about GSDF deployment to Ishigaki City

August 27, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On August 27 in the Naha District Court (Judge Kaoru Hirayama presiding), a decision was handed down in the public trial of the lawsuit requesting that the city shoulder the responsibility of conducting a local referendum concerning the plan to deploy...

Koza’s Air in a Can: Okinawa City Tourism & Products Association launches Gate Street Edition

Koza’s Air in a Can:  Okinawa City Tourism & Products Association launches Gate Street Edition

August 27, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Hikaru Masaki

Okinawa – The air of Koza in a can! Following the example of canned air from certain regions or eras sold throughout Japan, the Okinawa City Tourism & Products Association (OCTPA) began selling Koza’s Air: Gate Street Edition on...

Okisho students devise recycling campaign: ‘high schoolers can contribute to SDGs too’

Okisho students devise recycling campaign: ‘high schoolers can contribute to SDGs too’

August 28, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sora Koki, 16, and Riara Kishimae, 16, are second-year students at Okinawa Shogaku High School and are the masterminds behind the Eco Cap Campaign, a school-wide project to collect and recycle plastic bottle caps. The campaign was tied to the United Nations Sustainable...

Editorial: All bases should be put on lockdown in light of 61 confirmed U.S. military coronavirus cases

July 12, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on U.S. military bases in Okinawa rose to 61 from July 7 to 11. July 11 saw 45 cases, nearly three times the number (16) the previous day. The Okinawa Prefectural Government assesses that clusters are occurring at U.S. Marine...

Protest sit-in against Henoko new base construction celebrates its seventh Tanabata holiday

Protest sit-in against Henoko new base construction celebrates its seventh Tanabata holiday

July 7, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

(Henoko reporting team) On July 6, citizens gathered in front of the gate to the U.S. military’s Camp Schwab to protest the construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago, Okinawa as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The signboard showing...