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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 members took part in the ceremony and offered silent prayer to the war victims. They renewed their pledges of no-war. Ordinary citizens and participants from 14 education-related groups paid floral...

 

Onna Village continuing international exchanges with four Asian countries

Onna Village continuing international exchanges with four Asian countries

June 13, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Onna Village Board of Education continues to provide chances for children to connect with Asian neighbours through an international exchange programs with four Asian countries and regions such as Taiwan and Malaysia. In February, Onna received approval to conduct...

Okinawan Elementary School students learn about the Battle of Okinawa

Okinawan Elementary School students learn about the Battle of Okinawa

May 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

As part of studies for a peace class, 120 pupils of Yomitan’s Furugenminami Elementary School visited the Okinawa International Peace Research Institute in Naha on May 2.

Taking notes, they looked at displays showing about 1500 photographs about the Battle...

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus hold newspaper course

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus hold newspaper course

April 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 15, at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara, the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper and the university’s Faculty of Education cooperated to launch a newspaper course. The course is a continuation from the last academic year. It aims to teach students the...

Kadena Elementary School pupils to send satchels to Afghanistan

Kadena Elementary School pupils to send satchels to Afghanistan

March 19, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirteen nine pupils of the sixth-year grade of Kadena Elementary School will send ten satchels that they have used for six years, and writing materials to children in Afghanistan. The pupils are graduating from the elementary school on March 19. They want all the...

Okinawan American veteran used Uchinaguchi to save local residents during the Battle of Okinawa

Okinawan American veteran used Uchinaguchi to save local residents during the Battle of Okinawa

December 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Hawaiian resident 90-year-old Takejiro Higa was born in Hawaii and raised in Okinawa from the age of two-years-old. After returning to Hawaii when he was 16-years-old Higa joined the US military and served in the Battle of Okinawa. On December 4, he visited his...

Astronomer Kakazu delivers lecture by TV phone from Hawaii

Astronomer Kakazu delivers lecture by TV phone from Hawaii

December 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Astronomer Yuko Kakazu delivered a lecture to students of Okinawa Shogaku High School using a TV phone from the Subaru Telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Hawaii. A total of 63 first to third grade students of the International Culture...

Aguni Junior High School students create ice cream containing salt

Aguni Junior High School students create ice cream containing salt

October 22, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Aguni Junior High School students have created ice cream containing salt and gluey millet fried dough cookies made in Aguni. The students reported their achievement to Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at the Prefectural Office on October 21.

The students...

Okinawan and Sri Lankan students meet on Tokashiki

Okinawan and Sri Lankan students meet on Tokashiki

September 19, 2013 Hideaki Yoneda correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Asian Bridge Project between Sri Lanka and Okinawa was held from September 12 to 20 on Tokashiki Island. The National Okinawa Youth Friendship Center hosted this project commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture,...

OIST to set up venture capital company

September 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Within the next fiscal year, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) plans to set up a venture capital company that provides protein substance information to pharmaceutical companies. This information is important for companies when creating medicines....

Naha City creates booklets for Shimakutuba

Naha City creates booklets for <em>Shimakutuba</em>

September 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha City Government has created booklets designed to help spread the use of Shimakutuba, the endangered Okinawan language. The government held a ceremony on September 9 to present the booklets to local pupils at the City Office.

The 34,000...

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