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Welcome! The first first-grader in two years has a new student ceremony just for them at Takae Elementary

Welcome! The first first-grader in two years has a new student ceremony just for them at Takae Elementary

April 9, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Higashi – Takae Elementary School in Higashi, Okinawa (Tatsuya Miyagi, principal), had their new student ceremony April 8. There was only one new first-grader, Hachimitsu Shoji, 6, the first new student in two years. The ceremony was attended by the school’s students, teachers, and about 20 people from the community.

Shoji looked nervous as she entered the ceremony, holding the hand of her teacher, and was welcomed by the audience...

 

New students ages 10- 88 look forward to a dazzling school year at Sangosya Scholé

New students ages 10- 88 look forward to a dazzling school year at Sangosya Scholé

April 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On April 4, Sangosya Scholé in Nanjo City, which operates free schools and night schools, hosted a gathering to welcome 17 new students for the 2021 academic year. Alumni, teachers, and other interested parties congratulated the new students, ranging...

Iori Nakamura, who has a disability, admitted to high school in fourth year applying

Iori Nakamura, who has a disability, admitted to high school in fourth year applying

March 10, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On March 10, entrance exam results were announced for Okinawa Prefectural High Schools and Special Needs Schools. Iori Nakamura, who has a severe intellectual disability and is now in his fourth year of taking entrance exams, was accepted into Mawashi...

All 21 students of this AMICUS fifth-grade class have been published

All 21 students of this AMICUS fifth-grade class have been published

January 16, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Uruma City—Throughout the 2020 school year, Okinawa AMICUS International Elementary School teacher Kaoru Joanna Uezu worked with her fifth-grade class to send submissions to the “Voice” and “Ryu PON!” sections of the Ryukyu Shimpo. The...

“Difficulty is the Spice of Life”: “Lessons for Life” from a teacher fighting pancreatic cancer

“Difficulty is the Spice of Life”: “Lessons for Life” from a teacher fighting pancreatic cancer

January 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

Recently, Mr. Hiroshi Ueno, a teacher at Okinawa Shogaku Junior and Senior High Schools, presented “Lessons for Life,” speaking to third-year junior high school students about his own experience battling cancer. Ueno was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in...

Diplomas made of Basho-shi by sixth graders in Ogimi, home of Basho-fu and Shikuwasa

Diplomas made of Basho-shi by sixth graders in Ogimi, home of Basho-fu and Shikuwasa

December 27, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ikue Asato

 

Ogimi – In Ogimi, the home of basho-fu (traditional cloth made from banana fibers) and shikuwasa (Okinawa lime), 29 sixth graders at Ogimi Elementary School made diplomas from basho-shi (paper made...

Ikkokudou talks about becoming a ventriloquist in guest lecture at Ginoza Junior High School, “When your dreams change, it is progress”

Ikkokudou talks about becoming a ventriloquist in guest lecture at Ginoza Junior High School, “When your dreams change, it is progress”

November 21, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ginoza – Ventriloquist and Okinawa Native Ikkokudou gave a guest lecture at Ginoza Junior High School November 13. He also performed some ventriloquy, and talked about how he became a ventriloquist, and how important it was to have a goal to work towards.

Ikkokudou...

“I want to drink Awamori over Antarctic ice!” University of the Ryukyus Staff Junji Kinjo selected to join Antarctic expedition

“I want to drink Awamori over Antarctic ice!”  University of the Ryukyus Staff Junji Kinjo selected to join Antarctic expedition

November 6, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 20, Junji Kinjo will depart the Port of Yokosuka headed to Antarctica. Kinjo is a staff member at the University of the Ryukyus and was chosen to join the winter group of the 62nd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE). The expedition will...

Ryukyu Shimpo article “Okinawa Rail Released” used in fifth grade Japanese language textbook

Ryukyu Shimpo article “Okinawa Rail Released” used in fifth grade Japanese language textbook

October 16, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Newspaper Week began on October 15. A Ryukyu Shimpo article, “Yanbaru Kuina Hocho Kunigami Kotsu Jiko de Chiryo Kaifuku” (Okinawa Rail Released in Kunigami, Treated and Recovered After Traffic Accident, July 5, 2017, Local News) is used in Hirogaru Kotoba...

Naha Nishi High School swim team gives back with blood donation during temporary school closure

Naha Nishi High School swim team gives back with blood donation during temporary school closure

September 4, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 21, second-year students of the Okinawa Prefectural Naha Nishi High School swim team donated blood at the Kumoji blood donation room in Kumoji, Naha City. While the novel coronavirus pandemic has kept her school from re-opening, Nirai Tamaki, 17, student...

OIST and HabuBox collaborate on kariyushi capsule collection

OIST and HabuBox collaborate on kariyushi capsule collection

July 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Onna Village collaborated with the T-shirt brand HabuBox to create a capsule collection of kariyushi wear. A photoshoot was held on campus on July 7. The exclusive designs are based on the...