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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 people including staff involved in the University, representatives from various organizations within Okinawa Prefecture and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, as well...

 

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...

Shuri JHS and Shoyaku HS win at English Spelling-Bee Contest

Shuri JHS and Shoyaku HS win at English Spelling-Bee Contest

September 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
 
The final of the 4th English Spelling-Bee Contest, sponsored by the Ryukyu Shimpo, the Executive Committee Considering Teaching English in Okinawa and the NPO Cross Cultural Collective, and co-hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Okinawa, was held at...

Anthology of Okinawan contemporary literature published

Anthology of Okinawan contemporary literature published

August 11, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

University of Hawaii has published Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa, an anthology of Okinawan contemporary literature, with the concept of it being unique literature, existing beyond the bounds of Japanese literature.
In...

Okinawa Junior Study Tour – children of Okinawan immigrants learn about Okinawa

Okinawa Junior Study Tour - children of Okinawan immigrants learn about Okinawa

August 4, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At the prefectural government office on August 3, a welcome ceremony was held for the participants of the Okinawa Junior Study Tour, in which a group of children of Okinawan who emigrated overseas learned about the history and culture of Okinawa.
Twenty-three...

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