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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. The school has a patent on the technology the new company will use.

This is the first step for the school to promote the self-sustaining development of Okinawa and to make a contribution...

 

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...

Researcher publishes Japanese author Higuchi’s works in Vietnamese

Researcher publishes Japanese author Higuchi's works in Vietnamese

September 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nguyen Do An Nhien, a visiting fellow at Meio University Research Institute, has published Vietnamese translations of Japanese author Ichiyo Higuchi’s works Takekurabe and other two novels. Higuchi was Japan´s first prominent woman writer of modern times...

University of Tokyo students teach children in Iheya

University of Tokyo students teach children in Iheya

August 22, 2013 Hideyoshi Noho, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Iheya Village held an annual course to invite students from the University of Tokyo as tutors for students in the village during summer vacation on August 10. This is the third time the village has held the course. With an...

Junior high school students in Urasoe learn about horrors of the atomic bomb

Junior high school students in Urasoe learn about horrors of the atomic bomb

August 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten students from five junior high schools in Urasoe took part in a peace education session held in Nagasaki from August 8 to 10. They met students who came from all over the country as peace delegations.

After returning to Okinawa, they visited Urasoe mayor...

High school students from Asia discuss energy issues in Okinawa

High school students from Asia discuss energy issues in Okinawa

August 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The opening ceremony for the Asian Youth Development Program hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government was held on August 5 at the Bankoku Shinryokan in Nago. A total of 54 high school students from 13 South East Asian countries and Japan, including Okinawa,...

Japanese, Taiwanese and South Korean researchers to create shared teaching materials

Japanese, Taiwanese and South Korean researchers to create shared teaching materials

July 10, 2013 Yuki Nakasone of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Senkaku Islands and Liancourt Rocks disputes have been attracting international attention. Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese researchers have launched a project to create common teaching materials on the topic of maritime territorial disputes....

AmerAsian School in Okinawa marks 15th anniversary of establishment

AmerAsian School in Okinawa marks 15th anniversary of establishment

June 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 1, at Jubilance in Ginowan, the AmerAsian School in Okinawa celebrated the 15th anniversary of its establishment. Amerasian refers to people born in Asia to a U.S. military father and an Asian mother.
About 200 people – current students, parents,...

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus start newspaper course

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus start newspaper course

April 17 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 16, at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara, the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper and the university’s Faculty of Education cooperated to start delivering a newspaper course. The course aims to teach students the role and structure of newspapers by introducing...

Okinawa University offers fees waivers for foster care students

Okinawa University offers fees waivers for foster care students

March 29, 2013 Yoko Takaesu of Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 28, Okinawa University announced that it has set up a special bursary for foster-care students who need assistance. All tuition fees will be waived for these students for four years. Starting from next April, a limited number of enrollees...

Pupils and residents bid farewell to schools being closed down

Pupils and residents bid farewell to schools being closed down

March 25, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 24, closing ceremonies were held at Genga Elementary School and kindergarten in Nago, and Kori Elementary School and kindergarten in Nakijin. Decreasing numbers of pupils mean that they will merge with neighboring schools from April. Genga Elementary School...

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