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Marino Uezu wins national speech contest with presentation that spoke of her Okinawa roots

Marino Uezu wins national speech contest with presentation that spoke of her Okinawa roots

August 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 50th Japanese National Student Association (JNSA) All-Japan English Speech Contest was recently won by Okinawan-born Marino Uezu, a second year student at Ochanomizu University.

Uezu took the top spot this year after coming close the previous year in the same contest.

“I feel joy and a sense of accomplishment,” said, Uezu, smiling.

 

The competition features 53 college students enrolled in the JNSA, and...

 

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At the “Ryudai 21st Century Forum” held recently at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara Town as a place of interaction between academia and society attended by students and employees of various companies, Emi Tamaki, Associate...

Uezu from Urasoe wins chance to compete in International Public Speaking Competition in London

Uezu from Urasoe wins chance to compete in International Public Speaking Competition in London

 

February 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On February 3, a preliminary round of the “International Public Speaking Competition 2018” sponsored by the English-Speaking Union was held in Tokyo. Marino Uezu from Urasoe City (a freshman at Ochanomizu...

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

 

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Onna – The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University...

Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education requests the suspension of flight above schools

Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education requests the suspension of flight above schools

 

February 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On February 15, Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education Superintendent Shojin Heshiki met with Ministry of Defense Okinawa Defense Bureau (OBD) Director Kouichiro Nakajima. Superintendent Heshiki verbally requested for...

Okisho HS enters an agreement with four U.S. universities

Okisho HS enters an agreement with four U.S. universities

 

November 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 24, Okinawa Okisho High School in Naha City announced that it entered an agreement for enrollment by recommendation with four U.S. universities.

Okinawa Okisho High School Vice Chairman Masaichiro Nashiro and NPO...

University of the Ryukyus announces policy not to engage in military research

 

October 25, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 24, the University of the Ryukyus (President: Hajime Oshiro) announced its “Basic Policy Regarding Military Security Research,” which sets forth the university’s stance that it will not engage in research with the direct...

Harvard University to give lectures at OIST starting next January

Harvard University to give lectures at OIST starting next January

 

September 22, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 19, Global Education Harvard Medical School Executive Director Robin J.

Wheatley and nonprofit corporation Okinawa Asia Clinical Investigation Synergy (OACIS) Vice President Kenji Murata met with Governor Takeshi...

International exchange via Skype between Konan Junior High and Okinawans in Argentina

International exchange via Skype between Konan Junior High and Okinawans in Argentina

August 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

On August 17, 10 students who take part in international exchange for their integrated studies course at Konan Junior High School interacted with an Okinawan Prefecture Association in Argentina via Skype, an Internet-based video teleconferencing...

Nishihara SHS Marching Band wins the top award in Netherlands’ international music contest

Nishihara SHS Marching Band wins the top award in Netherlands' international music contest

August 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nishihara Senior High School Marching Band won the top international award in the marching and show band categories of the WMC (world music contest) Kerkrade, which is held in the Netherlands once every four years.

Nishihara received the best international...

Kazufumi gives a lecture at Ryukyu University about producing Okinawan Kuruchi and avoiding war

Kazufumi gives a lecture at Ryukyu University about producing Okinawan Kuruchi and avoiding war

July 7, 2017 by Ryukyu Shimpo

The 93rd Ryukyu University 21st Century Forum was held June 29 at the Ryukyu University Law School in Nishihara. The forum featured musician Kazufumi Miyazawa, who lectured on the topic of, “The future of our island – Kuruchi, uta, and sanshin.” Miyazawa...