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Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus to start newspaper course

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus to start newspaper course

March 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper and the Faculty of Education at University of the Ryukyus will cooperate to deliver a newspaper course from the 2013 academic year. The course aims to teach the role and structure of newspapers by introducing examples of NIE (Newspapers In Education) to students who hope to become teachers.

On March 22, in a signing ceremony held at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara, Yasutaka Hanashiro, the chief of the editorial office...

 

Schools to teach history of the Ryukyu Islands

Schools to teach history of the Ryukyu Islands

March 4, 2013 Kenta Masuda of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Nakagusuku Education Board will permit elementary schools teach the history of the Ryukyu Islands from the 2014 academic year by taking advantage of a system that allows designated schools to create their own programs without strictly adhering...

High school students run a department store

High school students run a department store

February 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 30, at Gushikawa Commercial High School the “Gusho Department Store,” a simulated company set up for business training purposes, held its 19th general meeting for shareholders. The management, including its president, Yuya Komesu, announced financial...

Kitanakagusuku pupils receive e-learning delivered by Washington State University

Kitanakagusuku pupils receive e-learning delivered by Washington State University

January 27, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Since last year, in conjunction with Washington State University, the Kitanakagusuku Municipal Office has been using a video-conference system to run a distance e-learning English program for elementary and junior high school pupils. The program is planned and...

University of the Ryukyus signs exchange agreement with Korean university

University of the Ryukyus signs exchange agreement with Korean university

February 1, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 24, the Mokpo National University of Korea and the University of the Ryukyus concluded academic exchange and cooperation agreements at the University of the Ryukyus campus in Nishihara. These agreements encourage both universities to exchange researchers...

University of the Ryukyus holds Career Fair for international students

University of the Ryukyus holds Career Fair for international students

January 23, 2013, Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 18, the International Student Center of the University of the Ryukyus held a special Career Fair for foreign students. According to the center, this is the first of its kind to be held in Okinawa. A total of 39 participants from four universities and...

Rika Chinen achieves special-A grade in English Test

Rika Chinen achieves special-A grade in English Test

January 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 17, 19 year-old Rika Chinen from Okinawa Shogaku High School obtained the special-A grade, the highest grade of the United Nations Associations Test of English that requires skills to communicate freely at international conference level.

She...

Urasoe Technical High School students develop pie snack with Lawson Okinawa

Urasoe Technical High School students develop pie snack with Lawson Okinawa

November 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 7, Urasoe Technical High School and major convenience store Lawson Okinawa announced that they have developed a product called Sakutto Time, a snack food product using taro.

They started selling it on November 13 in all Lawson stores in Okinawa...

Taiwanese and Okinawan elementary school pupils carry out friendly exchange through traditional arts

Taiwanese and Okinawan elementary school pupils carry out friendly exchange through traditional arts

November 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

“Inabayo (Hello),” “Haisai,”

On November 2, about 40 members of the samba team of Taiping Elementary School, including pupils, teachers and representatives of the Puyuma people, from Taitung County, Taiwan, visited Shonan Elementary...

Photograph capturing the protest against the deployment of the Osprey wins highest award

Photograph capturing the protest against the deployment of the Osprey wins highest award

November 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 4, a photograph entitled No Osprey, which captures a scene of a protest against the deployment of the tilt-rotor aircraft, won the highest award in a high school photography contest. Kanna Higa, a sophomore of Urasoe Technical High School, took the...

“Face things head on and never give up“ – father and daughter Olympic medalists talk at Tomigusuku High School

“Face things head on and never give up“  - father and daughter Olympic medalists talk at Tomigusuku High School

October 31, 2012, Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 30, at Tomigusuku High School, the women’s weightlifting silver medalist Olympian, Hiromi Miyake and her coach as well as her father, Yoshiyuki were invited to give a talk on “The Path to the Silver Medal—Reaching for your Goal.” It was Hiromi...