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Haebaru High School Wins Grand Prize in Traditional Arts Category at the All-Japan High School Culture Festival

Haebaru High School Wins Grand Prize in Traditional Arts Category at the All-Japan High School Culture Festival

August 6, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kumiko Yoshihara in Wakayama – On August 5, the Traditional Arts Club of Haebaru High School won the grand prize, the Minister of Education’s award for excellence, in the Traditional Arts Category of the 45th All-Japan High School Culture Festival for the first time. The festival is being held in Wakayama Prefecture. The Yaeyama High School Traditional Arts Club performed on August 3 and received an award in the same category.

 

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Okinawa Technical High School wins national photography competition capturing “Okinawan warmth”

Okinawa Technical High School wins national photography competition capturing “Okinawan warmth”

July 29, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 29, students at Okinawa Technical High School won the 2021 Photography Koshien, a national high school photography competition. Every year, high school students from all over Japan compete to show off their techniques and eye for photography....

Shoko Ahagon’s legacy of the Ie Land Struggle and Solidarity Dojo passed on to Ie Elementary School students

Shoko Ahagon's legacy of the Ie Land Struggle and Solidarity Dojo passed on to Ie Elementary School students

May 31, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Mitsue Chinen

 

On May 25, the 6th graders of Ie Elementary School learned about peace at the Danketsu Dojo (solidarity training center) in Maja, Ie Village, and in their classrooms at Ie Elementary School. The 30-hour learning opportunity...

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...

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.

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“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...