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Popular elephant in Chiba moves to Okinawa Zoo for breeding program

Popular elephant in Chiba moves to Okinawa Zoo for breeding program

 

November 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A popular Asian elephant named Yumeka at the Ichihara Elephant Kingdom in Chiba Prefecture came to the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Okinawa City to take part in a breeding program on November 12. The ten-year old female elephant will stay at the zoo until she falls pregnant.

 

Her mate is a fourteen-year old male elephant named Ryuto. He was chosen as the mate since he is known as the father of a two-year old...

 

Farewell Ringo, a female lion finishes her life at 18 years of age

Farewell Ringo, a female lion finishes her life at 18 years of age

 

October 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A female lion named Ringo, who was raised at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum, died at 10:40am on October 16.

She died of natural causes at the age of 18 and two months. In general, lions in captivity usually live for about 15 years.

The...

Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” visit Okinawa foster parent

Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” visit Okinawa foster parent

 

October 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 27, foster parents of the “Miracle Hydrangea” had a get-together in Kitanakagusuku Village in Okinawa.

The “Miracle Hygrangea” was found at the bottom of the Fujinuma Lake in Naganuma, Sukagawa City in Fukushima...

Kachaashi dance event held in Ginowan

Kachaashi dance event held in Ginowan

 

October 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 29th Tobinsu Haninsu Kachaashi festival was held on October 1 at the Ginowan seaside park.

Thirty five individuals and 25 groups entertained the audiences with unique costumes and dances.

The event reached a climax...

Shurijo Castle Festival: Tsuha and Higa elected for the roles of King and Queen

Shurijo Castle Festival: Tsuha and Higa elected for the roles of King and Queen

 

October 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 1, the last day of the Shurijo Castle Festival, a selection contest for this year’s role of king and queen was held at a special stage in the Una forecourt of Shurijo Castle.

 

Twenty-three-year-old Ryuto...

Yanbarukuina made a surprise visit to a private residence in Ogimi

Yanbarukuina made a surprise visit to a private residence in Ogimi

 

September 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ayako Sakaguchi

 

Yanbarukuina or Okinawa rail, which is an endangered species and designated as a natural treasure of Japan suddenly appeared in the house of Mitsuaki Miyagi in Takasato, Ogimi Village....

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

 

August 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A large number of fishhooks and lures are being left around Kokuba river in Naha city, making the rivers dangerous for local species.

More people go fishing during the summer break season, and the city’s conservation department...

Sixth-generation owner to inherit Shuri tradition of 160 year-old Yamashiro Manju

Sixth-generation owner to inherit Shuri tradition of 160 year-old Yamashiro Manju

 

August 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Wakana Arakaki

 

Do not let the tradition cease. Hidefumi Yamashiro, the sixth-generation owner of the long established “Yamashiro Manju” in Shuri, Naha City, has decided to take over the business from his parents,...

Ryukyu Kasuri Cooperative wins the Pola Traditional Culture Award

Ryukyu Kasuri Cooperative wins the Pola Traditional Culture Award

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 37th Pola Traditional Culture Award has chosen prize winners among individuals and groups contributing to the succession and promotion of traditional culture.

The Ryukyu Kasuri Business Cooperative, which has contributed to the preservation...

Middle school students seek solutions for a peaceful world

Middle school students seek solutions for a peaceful world

August 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa City held an opening ceremony for the month of peace between August 1 and September 7 at the city hall on August 1. During this period there will be various events around the city such as exhibits on the jetliner crash at the Miyamori elementary school...

Chibana Hanaui to produce kariyushi shirts to increase popularity

Chibana Hanaui to produce kariyushi shirts to increase popularity

July 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 28, the Chibana Hanaui Business Cooperative visited Mayor Sachio Kuwae at the Okinawa City Office and reported on the production of their original Kariyushi shirts. The Cooperative will work with the Chubu Dressmaking Association to prepare a mass production...

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