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Kadena Elementary School pupils to send satchels to Afghanistan

Kadena Elementary School pupils to send satchels to Afghanistan

March 19, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirteen nine pupils of the sixth-year grade of Kadena Elementary School will send ten satchels that they have used for six years, and writing materials to children in Afghanistan. The pupils are graduating from the elementary school on March 19. They want all the children in Afghanistan to be able go to school. Nao Asato and Yumeri Taira were really impressed when they read a picture book in which the children in Afghanistan received the donated school bags...

 

Okinawan American veteran used Uchinaguchi to save local residents during the Battle of Okinawa

Okinawan American veteran used Uchinaguchi to save local residents during the Battle of Okinawa

December 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Hawaiian resident 90-year-old Takejiro Higa was born in Hawaii and raised in Okinawa from the age of two-years-old. After returning to Hawaii when he was 16-years-old Higa joined the US military and served in the Battle of Okinawa. On December 4, he visited his...

Astronomer Kakazu delivers lecture by TV phone from Hawaii

Astronomer Kakazu delivers lecture by TV phone from Hawaii

December 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Astronomer Yuko Kakazu delivered a lecture to students of Okinawa Shogaku High School using a TV phone from the Subaru Telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Hawaii. A total of 63 first to third grade students of the International Culture...

Aguni Junior High School students create ice cream containing salt

Aguni Junior High School students create ice cream containing salt

October 22, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Aguni Junior High School students have created ice cream containing salt and gluey millet fried dough cookies made in Aguni. The students reported their achievement to Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at the Prefectural Office on October 21.

The students...

Okinawan and Sri Lankan students meet on Tokashiki

Okinawan and Sri Lankan students meet on Tokashiki

September 19, 2013 Hideaki Yoneda correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Asian Bridge Project between Sri Lanka and Okinawa was held from September 12 to 20 on Tokashiki Island. The National Okinawa Youth Friendship Center hosted this project commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture,...

OIST to set up venture capital company

September 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Within the next fiscal year, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) plans to set up a venture capital company that provides protein substance information to pharmaceutical companies. This information is important for companies when creating medicines....

Naha City creates booklets for Shimakutuba

Naha City creates booklets for <em>Shimakutuba</em>

September 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha City Government has created booklets designed to help spread the use of Shimakutuba, the endangered Okinawan language. The government held a ceremony on September 9 to present the booklets to local pupils at the City Office.

The 34,000...

Researcher publishes Japanese author Higuchi’s works in Vietnamese

Researcher publishes Japanese author Higuchi's works in Vietnamese

September 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nguyen Do An Nhien, a visiting fellow at Meio University Research Institute, has published Vietnamese translations of Japanese author Ichiyo Higuchi’s works Takekurabe and other two novels. Higuchi was Japan´s first prominent woman writer of modern times...

University of Tokyo students teach children in Iheya

University of Tokyo students teach children in Iheya

August 22, 2013 Hideyoshi Noho, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Iheya Village held an annual course to invite students from the University of Tokyo as tutors for students in the village during summer vacation on August 10. This is the third time the village has held the course. With an...

Junior high school students in Urasoe learn about horrors of the atomic bomb

Junior high school students in Urasoe learn about horrors of the atomic bomb

August 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten students from five junior high schools in Urasoe took part in a peace education session held in Nagasaki from August 8 to 10. They met students who came from all over the country as peace delegations.

After returning to Okinawa, they visited Urasoe mayor...

High school students from Asia discuss energy issues in Okinawa

High school students from Asia discuss energy issues in Okinawa

August 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The opening ceremony for the Asian Youth Development Program hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government was held on August 5 at the Bankoku Shinryokan in Nago. A total of 54 high school students from 13 South East Asian countries and Japan, including Okinawa,...

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