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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 bar U.S. military aircrafts from flying above educational institutions and its premises.

The request was lodged with the Japanese government on August 9, and with the U.S. government on August...

 

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...

Governor gives university lecture: “ You can change politics.”

Governor gives university lecture: “ You can change politics.”

 

January 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo 

 

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Marino Uezu wins national speech contest with presentation that spoke of her Okinawa roots

Marino Uezu wins national speech contest with presentation that spoke of her Okinawa roots

August 24, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 50th Japanese National Student Association (JNSA) All-Japan English Speech Contest was recently won by Okinawan-born Marino Uezu, a second year student at Ochanomizu University.

Uezu took the top spot this year after coming close the previous...

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

Emi Tamaki talks about her life of research at Ryudai 21st Century Forum

 

June 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At the “Ryudai 21st Century Forum” held recently at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara Town as a place of interaction between academia and society attended by students and employees of various companies, Emi Tamaki, Associate...

Uezu from Urasoe wins chance to compete in International Public Speaking Competition in London

Uezu from Urasoe wins chance to compete in International Public Speaking Competition in London

 

February 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On February 3, a preliminary round of the “International Public Speaking Competition 2018” sponsored by the English-Speaking Union was held in Tokyo. Marino Uezu from Urasoe City (a freshman at Ochanomizu...

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

 

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Onna – The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University...