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Yomitan cheese using raw Okinawan milk wins silver in Japan Cheese Award

Yomitan cheese using raw Okinawan milk wins silver in Japan Cheese Award

 

November 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 20 during the Japan Cheese Award held in Tokyo, the “Marinated Yomitan tyrí” cheese sold at Greek restaurant Little GREEK Kitchen in Nagahama, Yomitan Village won silver for the Fresh Variety category.

A different cheese from the same restaurant, “Yomitan tyrí” also won bronze in the Fresh Plain category. R

estaurant owner Pamela Ann smiled as she said, “Winning the awards makes me happy. I’m...

 

Fundraising begins to repair and preserve “Solidarity Dojo,” symbol of resistance to US military

Fundraising begins to repair and preserve “Solidarity Dojo,” symbol of resistance to US military

October 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 9 repairs were started on the “Solidarity Dojo” in Maja, Ie Village, which the late Shoko Ahagon used as the base of land struggles in the resistance movement against the U.S. military. Because the repairs will cost about 10 million yen, the Wabiai...

Okinawa City Ichibangai opens Taiwan cultural plaza

Okinawa City Ichibangai opens Taiwan cultural plaza

July 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 2, a Taiwanese cultural plaza called Taiwan Hao Market opened at the Ichibangai in Chuo, Okinawa City.

The market is meant to promote the cultural exchange and revitalization of Okinawa City’s Ichibangai and Taiwan’s Dihua Street....

Chicken owner in Yomitan is surprised to find egg in capsule form

Chicken owner in Yomitan is surprised to find egg in capsule form

 

July 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Seventy-one-year-old Syunichi Okuhara from Furugen in Yomitan village found out that his hen had layed a capsule-looking egg.

The form is like a “gacha-gacha,” the capsules in which small toys are packed, with a straight line...

Farmers in Kin harvest first crop of golden rice shining under sun

Farmers in Kin harvest first crop of golden rice shining under sun

 

June 26, 2018 Ryukyu ShimpoThe harvest of the first crop of rice has started in Kin town, which is known as one of the foremost rice-producing areas in the prefecture.

Many farmers worked hard on harvesting golden rice swinging in the summer breeze under the strong sun in the...

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

Ishigaki citizen survey shows residents’ concern on nature and lifestyle impact of tourists

 

June 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In May, Ishigaki City conducted an “Ishigaki-jima residents’ ideas survey on tourism” and reported the result.

In regard to the number of tourists to the city, 47.4% responded that, “the number should be reduced slightly”...

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

Coral spawning in Oura Bay show the continuous workings of nature

June 2, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Coral in Oura Bay in Nago city showed signs of spawning on May 30 at the construction site of a new military base meant to replace MCAS Futenma. Pink-colored eggs drifted in the water, creating a mysterious scene. The following photos show the scenes of spawning.

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Mikito Ikehara will make indigo dyes in prewar pots he found in Izumi

Mikito Ikehara will make indigo dyes in prewar pots he found in Izumi

 

May 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Maki Nagamine

 

Mikito Ikehara, an indigo dye artist from Izumi, Motobu Town who handles the refining of Ryukyu indigo, has begun practicing a traditional dyeing process by using pots presumably made before the war.

Three...

The most beautiful frog species in Japan found in mysterious blue

The most beautiful frog species in Japan found in mysterious blue

 

April 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kazuo Minato, a 59- year-old animal photographer from Nishihara town, found a blue Okinawa Ishikawagaeru (Odorrana ishikawae) which he managed to capture in a close-range photo.

It is said that the species is Japan’s most beautiful...

Eisa Hall opens in Okinawa city for visitors to practice

Eisa Hall opens in Okinawa city for visitors to practice

 

March 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

An opening ceremony for Eisa Hall was held at Koza Music Town in Okinawa city on March 25, with many citizens attending the ceremony. The facility is expected to play a role as a comprehensive information hub...

Ginoza trainees report back on their cultural exchange findings

Ginoza trainees report back on their cultural exchange findings

 

March 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On March 15, the 2017 World Ginozanchu Exchange Program Presentation was held at the Ginoza Village Public Hall where approximately 80 people gathered. Hibiki Yasutomi, 27, and Lania Shinzato Hinako, 22, who traveled...