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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 videos, Nagamine has donned a karate mask and demonstrates karate fundamentals such as fukyu kata 1 in rhythm to stirring music.

Radio karate is traditional Okinawa karate paired with music...

 

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,...

Get out of your comfort zone – Taiwanese koshien player wins English speech contest

Get out of your comfort zone - Taiwanese <em>koshien</em> player wins English speech contest

November 22, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 2, high-school sophomore student Po-Han Chang won first place in division 1 (non-bilingual division) of the 29th Kyushu Regional English Speech Contest held in Fukuoka. Dreaming of playing in Japan’s national high-school baseball championship known...

Nine universities and colleges in Okinawa request flight ban on U.S. military aircrafts

Nine universities and colleges in Okinawa request flight ban on U.S. military aircrafts

September 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nine of Okinawa’s universities and specialized vocational schools held a press conference at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Press Club on September 17, and announced they have jointly filed a formal request with the Japanese and American governments to...

Okinawa high school students place in national tanka poetry competition

Okinawa high school students place in national tanka poetry competition

August 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The final rounds of the National High School Tanka Competition were held in Morioka city, Iwate prefecture—hometown of the poet, Takuboku Ishikawa. Tanka is a Japanese thirty-one-syllable poem, written in a single unbroken line. The Yukari Kojima Special Jury...

Okinawa Shogaku Junior High School receives MEXT Minister Prize for largest number of Eiken passers

Okinawa Shogaku Junior High School receives MEXT Minister Prize for largest number of Eiken passers

April 12, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 29, the Okinawa Shogaku Junior High School was awarded the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Minister Prize (junior high school division) as the entity with the largest number of people nationwide who passed the Eiken...

Compendium of Ryukyu literature to be published by Meio University

Compendium of Ryukyu literature to be published by Meio University

April 2, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 1, Meio University President Katsunori Yamazato announced that the university would start an editing and publishing project for the “Compendium of Ryukyu Literature,” which is to have notes and explanations in combination with the original text.

It...

Natsuko Izena holds a talk on reliance and independence at Haebaru High School

Natsuko Izena holds a talk on reliance and independence at Haebaru High School

March 6, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 5, columnist of “The View from 100 cm,” Natsuko Izena held a talk titled “What Does It Mean to Help One Another?” at Haebaru High School.

The column is serialized in Ryukyu Shimpo’s Lifestyle section.

She spoke of her own daily life...

“Lobbying Journal” detailing the “beggars’ march” is published

“Lobbying Journal” detailing the “beggars’ march” is published

March 1, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 28, the “Lobbying Journal” which covers the activities of late Shoko Ahagon, who took part in the land dispute in Ie Island under U.S. military rule, was published.

The journal details the lobby activities by residents of Ie Village, Okinawa...