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Vietnam and Okinawa to make TV drama

Vietnam and Okinawa to make TV drama

November 22, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

A press conference on a joint TV drama co-production between Okinawan and Vietnamese television broadcasting companies was held recently at the head office of Okinawa Family Mart in Naha City.

The drama aims to promote tourism, products and friendship between Okinawa and Vietnam.

The drama will be broadcast on Vietnam Television (VTV, the national television broadcaster of Vietnam) from the end of January to February 2017, on Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting...

 

Ryukyuan food to be theme for Singaporean film “Jimami Tofu”

Ryukyuan food to be theme for Singaporean film “Jimami Tofu”

November 16, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, filming kicked off for a romantic movie called “Jimami Tofu”, which has Ryukyuan food as its central theme. On November 14, Singaporean Jason Chan, one of the main characters and the film director, and an actor from Okinawa Masane Tsukayama...

Okinawa street performers establish staffing agency RPC to allocate performers

Okinawa street performers establish staffing agency RPC to allocate performers

July 14, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

In April, the Ryukyu Performers Connection (RPC) agency was set up to allocate dancers, street performers, artists and other performers in Okinawa to various events. The agency will be a single point of contact for event managers and performers to negotiate casting...

Fans cheer stars on the red carpet at Okinawa International Movie Festival

Fans cheer stars on the red carpet at Okinawa International Movie Festival

March 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 25, the 7th Okinawa International Movie Festival, “Laugh & Peace” opened at the Tropical Beach in Ginowan.

Appearing on the red carpet, marking the festival’s opening, were Okinawan comedy duo Garage Sale, other comedians, idols, actors...

Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revived

Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade from Ryukyu era revived

October 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 19, the 2nd Futenmagu shrine pilgrimage parade (Usanchii), one of the King’s annual events during the Ryukyu Dynasty, was held in Ginowan City and at Shurijo Castle in Naha. Along with the King and Queen, 115 citizens who dressed up as sanshikan,...

Okinawan rock music event Peaceful Love Rock Festival 2014 held

Okinawan rock music event Peaceful Love Rock Festival 2014 held

July 14. 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 32nd Peaceful Love Rock Festival 2014 was held at the Okinawa City Open Air Stage on July 12 and 13. Legendary Okinawan rock musicians performed, exciting the audience with their heavy, original pieces on the night of the summer.

Ten bands, including Haebaru...

Okinawa International Movie Festival fills audience with smiles and thrills

Okinawa International Movie Festival fills audience with smiles and thrills

March 25, 2014 Takahiro Miyagi and Naoki Isa of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival 2014 was held from March 20 to 24 at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City. The red carpet event was first held in Naha City. The organizer has since expanded the locations...

Okinawa International Movie Festival conveys the charm of islands

Okinawa International Movie Festival conveys the charm of islands

March 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 20, the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival 2014 kicked off at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City. A community-based movie project of Okinawa by Gori of Garage Sale, “Naha NAHA Nafa!” in which the students from Naha International High...

Okinawan among artists to win Oscar for animated film Frozen

Okinawan among artists to win Oscar for animated film Frozen

March 5, 2014 Shoichiro Yonamine of Ryukyu Shimpo

Los Angeles resident and CGI(Computer-Generated Image) artist Hiroki Itokazu,from Kumejima, participated in creating Disney’s animated film Frozen. The film won the Academy Award for the best animated feature film at the 86th...

40 people turn into zombies in Okinawa City

40 people turn into zombies in Okinawa City

January 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

About 40 people turned into zombies by special makeup effects in the First Commercial Avenue in Okinawa City on December 28. They will appear in Haisai Zombie, a short film that the Okinawa City KOZA Film Office creates.

Yoshihiro Nishimura, who has been...

Ryukyu Dynasty procession unfolds

Ryukyu Dynasty procession unfolds

October 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Dynasty procession was held in Kokusai Street, Naha on October 27, the third day of the Shurijo Castle Festival. Reenacting the colorful event from the Ryukyu Dynasty almost one thousand people took part in the procession, including those in the roles...

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