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“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 July 2018. His cancer was stage 4, the most advanced form, but with surgery and treatment with anti-cancer drugs, Ueno was able to return to work. He would sometimes speak about his illness during class,...

 

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...

Strengthen your immune system with radio karate along with a Naha Tomari Elementary school teacher

Strengthen your immune system with radio karate along with a Naha Tomari Elementary school teacher

May 25, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Kotaro Nagamine

In order to provide some energy for the children who are still stuck at home from school due to the coronavirus Naha’s Tomari Elementary School teacher Bunshiro Nagamine, 43, has been uploading “Radio Karate” videos to YouTube. In the...

Peace Memorial Museum reopens with few visitors, dampened active peace education

Peace Memorial Museum reopens with few visitors, dampened active peace education

May 22, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Peace Memorial Museum in Itoman City, Okinawa, reopened its doors on May 21. The museum has been temporarily closed on-and-off since mid March, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Group tours of the permanent exhibition will be unavailable at this time, to...

“I Realized Its Importance when It Burned Down” 11-meter Mural Imbued with Wishes for Recovery Graduation Projects by Shuri High School Department of Dyeing and Weaving Design Students

“I Realized Its Importance when It Burned Down”  11-meter Mural Imbued with Wishes for Recovery Graduation Projects by Shuri High School Department of Dyeing and Weaving Design Students

February 7, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Between January 28 and February 2, graduation projects by the 33 third-year students in the Shuri High School Department of Dyeing and Weaving Design were displayed in the 60th Dyeing and Weaving Exhibition at the Naha Shimin Gallery in Kumoji, Naha.

One...

Okinawan children play in the snow for the first time, react with great enjoyment

Okinawan children play in the snow for the first time, react with great enjoyment

January 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
Takaya Kinra

Yamagata – In an exchange program between community organizations in Chubu, Okinawa and Mogami, Yamagata, 68 5th-graders from 9 communities in central Okinawa had a chance to play in the snow in Yamagata.

For most of the children,...