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Miyagi Store opens a permanent retail space for Hokkaido products

Miyagi Store opens a permanent retail space for Hokkaido products

July 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Miyagi Store at the Ichiban Gai shopping avenue in the center of Okinawa City opened a permanent retail booth on July 5 for “Tastes of the North.” The store aims to promote products from Hokkaido. The store is doing this in cooperation with the Southern Hokkaido Products Distribution Cooperative, which is made up of fish processing workers and farmers. This is the first time the cooperative has opened a permanent retail base in Okinawa. Those involved...

 

Young generation launches new peace organization

Young generation launches new peace organization

July 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Four Yomitan residents have launched a new organization called “Yomitan Re: Peace Ranger.” It provides the opportunity for casual discussion of the constitution, peace and war.

As their first project, they are going to screen the movie “Nihonkoku...

Crabs spawn under full moon

Crabs spawn under full moon

June 29, 2013

A species of terrestrial crab known as okagani came from inland on Ikema Island in Miyako to the coast to spawn on the night on June 23. That night the full moon, known as the “Super Moon,” looked much bigger and brighter than usual. With their eggs stuck on their...

Summer bonus from the sea for Ojima Islanders

Summer bonus from the sea for Ojima Islanders

July 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 8, which is June 1 in the lunar calendar, there was a good catch of suku fish on Ojima Island, Nanjo. Called suku in Okinawa, they are young rabbitfish, which are normally eaten salted. In the past people used to catch these fish over just a few days between...

Yambaru kuina rescued from road accident released in forest

Yambaru kuina rescued from road accident released in forest

June 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 27, a female Yambaru kuina (Okinawan rail) rescued from a road accident was released in Yona, Kunigami. As of June 27, 20 road accidents this year have involved Yambaru kuina. This is the second highest figure after last year.

A local resident found...

Town needs to work to preserve Tanabaru Field Hospital Shelter

Town needs to work to preserve Tanabaru Field Hospital Shelter

June 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In June 2013, rocks falls inside the Tanabaru Shelter in Nishihara highlight the urgent need to carry out preservation work.

The local education board and a volunteer group for recovering war remains are searching inside the shelter, which the Imperial Japanese...

Eisa Dance Monument set up at Koza Athletic Park

<em>Eisa</em> Dance Monument set up at Koza Athletic Park

June 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 13, the Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival Executive Committee held a ceremony to commemorate the completion of the “Eisa Dance Monument” in Koza Athletic Park, Okinawa City. This day marks six years since the Okinawa City declared...

Mortuary tablet of Confucius returns to Kume after 69 years

Mortuary tablet of Confucius returns to Kume after 69 years

June 16, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 15, the Kume-soseikai held an inauguration ceremony for the New Kume Confucian Temple in the Kume district of Naha. They carried out a parade to move the mortuary tablet of Confucius from the temple at Wakasa to the new temple.

The Kume-soseikai is...

Parents and children enjoy night zoo

Parents and children enjoy night zoo

June 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 8, an event entitled “Waku Waku Zoo Night” was held at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum. About 30 parents and children took part in the night event. The children became excited when they saw hippos, crocodiles, bats and other nocturnal animals.

The...

Beautiful red turtle a “national treasure”

Beautiful red turtle a

June 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On his way to the school on May 31, eleven-year-old pupil of Ginoza Elementary School Kuruto Aniya picked up a Ryukyu leaf turtle (Ryukyu yama-game) without knowing that it is designated as a natural treasure.

Kuruto brought the turtle to school...

Dolphin in giant aquarium of Okinawa Churaumi

Dolphin in giant aquarium of Okinawa Churaumi

June 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 1, a spotted dolphin in the large main aquarium Kuroshio Sea has been open for public viewing at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu.

This is the time for the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium to put a dolphin in this tank. It provides a valuable insight into...

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