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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 part in the conference. On Sept. 25, the students reported their achievement to the university’s president Katsunori Yamazato.

GPAC is an annual international conference in which university...

 

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...

OIST founds its first venture company

OIST founds its first venture company

July 31, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), based in Onna, has founded its first venture company Okinawa Protein Tomography Ltd. (Okinawa PT). The company headed by CEO Akira Kamei was founded on June 25. It commenced business at the start of August....

Large hydrothermal deposit found off coast of Iheya Island

Large hydrothermal deposit found off coast of Iheya Island

July 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) announced on July 26 that there is possibly presence of a hydrothermal deposit under the sea off the coast of Iheya Island. JAMSTEC speculates that this hydrothermal deposit is the largest one of...

Okinawa International Peace Research Institute renews exhibition on the Battle of Okinawa

Okinawa International Peace Research Institute renews exhibition on the Battle of Okinawa

July 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa International Peace Research Institute renewed its Battle of Okinawa exhibition on June 19. It displays 755 photographs which Masahide Ota, the president of the Institute and former Okinawa Governor, collected from the U.S. National Archives and Records...

Okinawan Junior High School students learn about the Constitution of Japan in Uchinaguchi

Okinawan Junior High School students learn about the Constitution of Japan in <em>Uchinaguchi</em>

June 22, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 13, Chatan Junior High School held a peace education class for third-grade students. Special-guest lecturer Eiko Ginoza from the Half Century Miyamori, a peace organization, gave a speech on the theme of “Learning about Peace.” Seven students...

High school students in Yambaru learn about military base issues

High school students in Yambaru learn about military base issues

June 19, 2014, Mitsuo Kochi correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 14, a peace project titled “Thinking about the Battle of Okinawa in Yambaru with High School Students” with the themes of the Battle of Okinawa and the U.S. military bases was held. The Nago City School Board sponsors...

Educators swear at memorial service never to send their students to war

Educators swear at memorial service never to send their students to war

June 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 7, the 61st memorial service for 7609 pupils, students, teachers and school staff members who were killed in the Battle of Okinawa, was held at the Okinawa Prefecture Education Center at Kumoji, Naha. Fifty-four people, including educators and bereaved family...

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