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New Japanese-Filipino movie about an amputee boxer is being filmed in Okinawa

New Japanese-Filipino movie about an amputee boxer is being filmed in Okinawa

March 1, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Japanese-Filipino joint production film, The Amputee Boxer (title TBD), is currently being filmed in Okinawa. The movie is a human drama based on the true-life story of Naozumi Tsuchiyama, 37. Tsuchiyama, who hails from Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, built his boxing career in the Philippines as an amputee and has moved to Okinawa since his retirement. The film is directed by internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, who has received numerous...

 

Night mayor ISSA carries out ‘official duties’ during Koza Night event

Night mayor ISSA carries out ‘official duties’ during Koza Night event

February 22, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa City, Okinawa—ISSA, a member of the popular J-pop group DA PUMP, participated in Koza Night, a bar-hopping event organized by the city. ISSA was appointed night mayor (nightlife official) for Okinawa City in 2018 and while the singer is currently on...

Cocco explains the reason she continues to sing, talks about the song “2・24” from her new album

Cocco explains the reason she continues to sing, talks about the song “2・24” from her new album

November 8, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Cocco, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut in 2017, released her 10th studio album, StarShank, in October (3,000 yen before tax, Victor Entertainment).

Released three years after the release of her previous album, Adan Ballet, Cocco once again...

MASA MAGIC wins international magic competition for second time

MASA MAGIC wins international magic competition for second time

October 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawan magician MASA MAGIC took first place in the Strolling Magic Showdown, an event in which magicians from around the globe compete in Los Angeles. This is the second win for MASA MAGIC, who won the competition for the first time in June of last year.

The...

See the clip of Gov. Tamaki taking the stage at Fuji Rock

See the clip of Gov. Tamaki taking the stage at Fuji Rock

July 28, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki took the stage during the final day of Fuji Rock, Japan’s largest outdoor music festival, held at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata prefecture on July 28. The session took place at the festival’s Atomic Cafe stage, where the topic centered...

Kurara Chibana publishes her first anthology

Kurara Chibana publishes her first anthology

June 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 28, 37-year-old model and actress from Naha, Kurara Chibana’s first anthology “At the Beginning, There was Love” was released at bookstores.

The anthology will hit Okinawa’s shelves at the beginning of July.

Besides writing about her...

‘Army on the Tree’ comes to Okinawa stage, resonating with Okinawans’ desire for peace

‘Army on the Tree’ comes to Okinawa stage, resonating with Okinawans’ desire for peace

June 27, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 26 at the Okinawa City Civic Center, the late Hisashi Inoue’s theater troop performed his original play “Ki no Ue no Guntai (Army on the Tree)”, depicting the Battle of Okinawa. The Ryukyu Shimpo and the Okinawa City Cultural Development Consortium...

Feeling primeval: Tyrannosaurus exhibits begins

Feeling primeval: Tyrannosaurus exhibits begins

July 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

An exhibit on the tyrannosaurus sponsored by Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Churashima Foundation opened with over 80 rare fossil remains and a 12-meter-tall full skeleton. The exhibit is named, “Tyrannosaurus Exhibit: The mystery of evolution,” and opens at the Okinawa...

Shimoji of Kinoshita Circus thrills the audience

Shimoji of Kinoshita Circus thrills the audience

January 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Chikako Maemori

A skilled performer set the stage for a variety of performances; the 40-year-old performer from Ishigaki City, Kazuya Shimoji, performs three roles on his own at the Kinoshita Circus held at Toyosaki Town special venue in Tomigusuku City....

Kinoshita circus welcomes audiences to a dream world

Kinoshita circus welcomes audiences to a dream world

 

December 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The opening of the Kinoshita circus was held as part of the launch event for the Ryukyu Shimpo main building on December 15 at the Toyosaki Special Venue in Tomigusuku city.

It has been five years since the circus was last held...

CHURASA wins the championship at worldwide Eisa festival

CHURASA wins the championship at worldwide Eisa festival

 

November 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Worldwide Eisa Festival was held at the National Theatre Okinawa in Urasoe City on November 4 and 5.

Nineteen teams competed in the Grand Prix match, and CHURASA took the first prize. CHURASA.

JR also won the first...