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University of the Ryukyus criticizes government’s request to raise flag and sing anthem

University of the Ryukyus criticizes government's request to raise flag and sing anthem

June 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 24 at a regular media meeting, President Hajime Oshiro of the University of Ryukyus criticized the central government’s requests to display the national flag and have participants sing the anthem at entrance and graduation ceremonies. On June 16, Hirofumi Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, requested presidents of public universities display the national flag and have participants sing the national anthem at...

 

Children from Shuri enjoy Zimbabwean music performance

Children from Shuri enjoy Zimbabwean music performance

June 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 16, Social welfare corporation Network Sousei hosted a concert with Zimbabwean music group JENAGURU performing at Shuri Community Hall in Shuri, Naha. Zimbabwe is located in the Southern part of Africa, and the JENAGURU performs traditional music from that...

Universities in Okinawa and Hawaii agree partnership

Universities in Okinawa and Hawaii agree partnership

May 14, 2015 Sadaharu Shimabukuro, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

At the Hawaii State Capitol on May 12, the University of the Ryukyus President Hajime Oshiro, Meio University President Katsunori Yamazato, and the University of Hawaii President David Lassner signed a partnership agreement....

OPG publishes book to help elementary and junior high students learn Shimakutuba

OPG publishes book to help elementary and junior high students learn Shimakutuba

April 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has for the first time published a booklet to help elementary and junior high students learn Shimakutuba – the local dialects of Okinawa. The booklets are designed for fifth-grade elementary school students and second-grade...

Okinawan students have the most interest in gaining international experience

Okinawan students have the most interest in gaining international experience

November 14, 2014 Yoshiki Nagahama of Ryukyu Shimpo

A nationwide survey on academic ability conducted by the Ministry of Education in 2013 revealed that 20 percent of students in public junior high schools in Okinawa answered “yes” to the question, “Do you think you are interested...

Eleven Okinawan universities establish a consortium for human resource development

Eleven Okinawan universities establish a consortium for human resource development

October 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eleven higher education institutions in Okinawa, including public and private colleges and universities, the Okinawa National College of Technology, and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) established a coalition organization “University...

Meio University students win top essay prize at tertiary education conference in Hanoi

Meio University students win top essay prize at tertiary education conference in Hanoi

October 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Meio University’s team won the top prize in the international division of an essay contest at the GPAC2014 (Global Partnership of Asian Colleges), held at Vietnam National University in Hanoi from August 24 to 29. Eleven students from Meio University took...

Junior high-school student whose parents are from China speaks out against prejudice

Junior high-school student whose parents are from China speaks out against prejudice

October 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 30, the Okinawa Prefectural People’s Forum for the Fostering of Children and Youth held the 36th Okinawa Junior Students Speech Contest at the Okinawa Civic Theater Ashibina in Okinawa City.

Twelve contestants selected from six districts...

Okinawa and JICA agree to send teachers to Bolivia and Laos

Okinawa and JICA agree to send teachers to Bolivia and Laos

September 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Education Board and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) plan to send teachers to Bolivia and Laos from the 2015 fiscal year. The head of the education board Akira Moromizato and the head of the JICA Okinawa International...

A high school student films and interviews protesters against the Henoko relocation

A high school student films and interviews protesters against the Henoko relocation

August 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are preparing to build a new base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in the Nago district. While the Japanese government was not carrying out the work on August 10, many citizens who oppose plans to build...

JICA to resume sending teachers to Bolivia

August 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

While the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) stopped sending teachers to Bolivia in fiscal 2012, the organization has decided to resume the program in the next fiscal year.

In the 189th Multiracial Nation Bolivia Independence Ceremony, the head...

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