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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 experiences with love and marriage, she also candidly writes about her miscarriage.

She also incorporates subjects, such as the existence of the current U.S. military bases and her grandfather’s...

 

‘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...

Yoshimoto Kogyo to open entertainment school in Naha next spring

Yoshimoto Kogyo to open entertainment school in Naha next spring

 

October 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 5, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. announced the details regarding the Laugh & Peace Entertainment School Okinawa that is to open next April in Matsuo, Naha City in Okinawa Prefecture.

Yoshimoto Kogyo thereby began recruiting...

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

Namie Amuro performs 2-night 25th anniversary concert for 52,000 fans in Ginowan

 

September 18, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawan-born singer Namie Amuro celebrated the 25th anniversary of her debut performance with back-to-back performances dubbed “Namie Amuro 25th Anniversary Live in Okinawa” on September 16 and 17 at Ginowan Seaside Park...

With success of Okinawan hero Ryujin Mabuyer, more Asian heroes to come

With success of Okinawan hero Ryujin Mabuyer, more Asian heroes to come

February 8 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

In Tomigusuku City, Nansei Sangyo which produced Ryujin Mabuyer, a local hero of Okinawa Prefecture, has joined with Seiginomikata Corporation which manages Tohokugoshin Miraiga, local heroes of the Tohoku area, to fund and set up an organization that will produce...

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...

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...