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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 past and now. By studying about the reversion they are able to gain a perspective of the future of Okinawa and consider what role they should play by discussing the topic.

The students did some...

 

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...

Students pray to pass the entrance examination for high school in Miyako

Students pray to pass the entrance examination for high school in Miyako

March 8, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 7, on Miyako Island, an entrance examination for prefectural high schools was held. As has become an annual tradition, this year students and their family members gathered to eat lunch together. In the past, when there were very few restaurants near schools...

Second-generation Okinawans appeal for continuation of Teachers Dispatch Program to Bolivia ― “We may lose the spirit of Uchina

Second-generation Okinawans appeal for continuation of Teachers Dispatch Program to Bolivia ― “We may lose the spirit of <em>Uchina</em>”

February 10, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 8, at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office, some second-generation Okinawans (ni-sei) who came to Okinawa from Colonia Okinawa, a settlement for Okinawans in Bolivia, requested that the Teacher Dispatch Program...

Seventy people gather to discuss the establishment of an Okinawan Language Immersion School

Seventy people gather to discuss the establishment of an Okinawan Language Immersion School

November 29, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 20, “An emergency meeting to discuss the establishment of an Okinawan Language immersion school” was held at Makishiekimae Hoshizora Community Center in Naha. The organizers were Okinawan Studies 107 (Okisuta 107), a group of the local people...

Ceremony marking the establishment of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Ceremony marking the establishment of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

November 20, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A ceremony to commemorate the establishment of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST, President Jonathan Dorfan) was held at its main campus in Tancha, Onna Village on November 19.
The ceremony was attended by about 500...

World Solar Challenge 2011
Okinawan high school team finishes 13th in a solar car race across Australia

World Solar Challenge 2011<br> Okinawan high school team finishes 13th in a solar car race across Australia

October 24, 2011 Sadaharu Shimabukuro of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 23, the final day of the 2011 World Solar Challenge – the world’s largest solar car race, about 3000 kilometers across Australia – Team Okinawa “Lequion” finished the race by crossing the finish-line in...

Learn Okinawan dialect in English

Learn Okinawan dialect in English

October 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Part-time teacher at Seisa Kokusai High School Masashi Sakihara and three academics studying the Okinawan dialect are creating a textbook called Rikka, Uchinaa-nakai! that is designed to help people learn the Okinawan dialect through the medium...

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