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Miyagi and Fukushima children come across tsunami debris on Ie-jima

Miyagi and Fukushima children come across tsunami debris on Ie-jima

August 13, 2013 Yukito Kinjo, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 8, a lifebuoy drifted from Miyagi Prefecture was found on the sandy beach in Ara, Ie-jima Island. Forty pupils from Fukushima and Miyagi elementary and junior high schools were surprised to see it. They visited the island on the Tidakids Project, which invites children to Ie-jima from areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. They were trying drive-fishing that day. The Ie Fisheries Cooperative...

 

Tonaki Island holds children’s annual water sports festival

Tonaki Island holds children's annual water sports festival

July 28, 2013 Nana Sasahara, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The 95th Tonaki Water Sports Day for Children was held recently at the Higashi no hama on Tonaki Island. Many children and residents, including 30 children and pupils from Tonaki School (kindergarten, elementary and junior high school)...

Ogimi Village to restore indigenous beans

Ogimi Village to restore indigenous beans

July 26, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Shioya Soybeans Club, which is working to restore indigenous Okinawan soybeans such as oohigu and takaanda, held a meeting at the Shioya Community Hall on July 24. The club reported that crop yields reached a record high of six kilograms this...

Okinawa Bullfighting Federation to publish book commemorating 50th anniversary

Okinawa Bullfighting Federation to publish book commemorating 50th anniversary

July 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Bullfighting Federation held discussions at the Chubu Branch Office of the Ryukyu Shimpo on July 13 about publishing a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its establishment. Those present looked back on the famous fighting bulls and their best...

Residents to promote tourism focusing on Haneji Inland Sea

Residents to promote tourism focusing on Haneji Inland Sea

July 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Residents considered the potential of local tourism, including experience-based tourism focusing on the Haneji Inland Sea in Nago. On July 10, they listened to a lecture and took part in a sea-kayak tour. The Nago City Tourism Association organized the project. Many...

97-year-old motorcycle enthusiast gets new bike from children and grandchildren

97-year-old motorcycle enthusiast gets new bike from children and grandchildren

July 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ninety-seven-year-old Shinfuku Tamaki lives in Ogimi, which is known for the longevity of its residents.

Tamaki enjoys riding a 125cc motorcycle that his children and grandchildren gave him for his birthday this May.

He uses it to go from his house...

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...

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...

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