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Italian solar-car race team presents model car to Team Okinawa

Italian solar-car race team presents model car to Team Okinawa

August 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

An engineer team from Modena in Italy that participated in the World Solar Challenge race held in October 2011 in Australia presented a model car to Team Okinawa, the first Okinawan team to take part in the world’s largest solar-powered car race. The model car was made using exactly the same design and materials as the car that competed in the actual race and it represents the engineers’ desire to wish each other good luck and to look forward to a reunion...

 

Children on bank work experience say, “100 million yen was heavy”

Children on bank work experience say, “100 million yen was heavy”

August 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 7, in Naha branch of the Mizuho Bank held what they called a Children’s Summer School featuring enjoyable quizzes and games to give 12 elementary school and junior high school pupils an idea of what working in a bank is like. The children each handled...

Pupils of Kaneshi Elementary School work under professionals to create models of their dream shop

Pupils of Kaneshi Elementary School work under professionals to create models of their dream shop

July 15, 2012 Takahiro Shinjo, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 27, in an art class at Kaneshi Elementary School in Nakijin, 26 sixth-grade pupils took part in a special workshop, to create models of their dream shop. The children designed a variety of shops for motorcycles, cars,...

Sol-T-Shine gets in a dance “Olympic”

Sol-T-Shine gets in a dance “Olympic”

July 18, 2012 Kenta Masuda of Ryukyu Shimpo

Sol-T-shine, a dance group from the Tida Dance Studio in Chatan, gained entry to the World Hip-Hop Championship 2012 to be held on August 1 in Las Vegas, which is known as the dance Olympics.

The group consists of eight elementary school and...

Hokubu Agricultural High School students succeed with sterile cultivation of Easter lily

Hokubu Agricultural High School students succeed with sterile cultivation of Easter lily

July 13, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten students majoring in horticultural engineering at Hokubu Agricultural High School, have succeeded in sterile cultivation of the Easter lily. They launched the project last year with the aim of increasing the numbers of this flower that symbolizes Nago but is...

Elementary school pupils listen to song written by Japanese POWs during the Battle of Okinawa

Elementary school pupils listen to song written by Japanese POWs during the Battle of Okinawa

June 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 15, at Kin Municipal Kagei Elementary School, which used to be the Yaka Prison Camp, where Japanese prisoners of war were accommodated during the Battle of Okinawa, the Yakabushi song written by the POWs was performed at a gathering held for peace...

AMICUS students publish a school paper about the reversion of Okinawa

AMICUS students publish a school paper about the reversion of Okinawa

May 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa, fifth-grade students of the Okinawa AMICUS International published a school newspaper.
Twenty-seven students worked on the paper from mid-April and draw a comparison between Okinawa in the...

Students from Hikone City Nishi Junior High School have their school song by Baku

Students from Hikone City Nishi Junior High School have their school song by Baku

May 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 7, 80 students from Hikone City Nishi Junior High School in Shiga Prefecture visited the Okinawa Prefectural Library on a school trip and saw the original lyrics of their school song written by a poet from Okinawa, Baku Yamanokuchi.

The 27 page-long...

Okinawa Education Office asks high schools to teach about the reversion of Okinawa

April 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 22, to mark the 40th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese sovereignty, the Okinawa Education Office sent prefectural high schools a written request that students deepen their knowledge of Okinawa around the time of the reversion, and about...

Twenty-nine haiku stone tables placed on Izena Island

Twenty-nine haiku stone tables placed on Izena Island

April 18, 2012 Correspondent Kyoko Agarie of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Twenty-three first-year junior high school students placed 29 haiku stone tables at various locations around Izena Island. The haiku poems were written as part of a project with their homeroom teacher Ikuko Ueno when they were second-grade...

“We hope to let people know about the Okinawa reversion movement,” ― Hentona High School Students make a film

April 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The broadcasting club of Okinawa Prefectural Hentona High School has been making a film about the Okinawa movement to revert to Japanese sovereignty. Masataka Nozato and Mikiko Sakugawa, who are second-year students and members of the club, came to know about the...

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