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São Paulo Councilman Aurélio Nomura institutes World Uchinanchu Day in Brazil

São Paulo Councilman Aurélio Nomura institutes World Uchinanchu Day in Brazil

October 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Akihide Celso Shiroma

São Paulo, Brazil—On July 20, law nº 17,395 went into effect, adding World Uchinanchu Day to the city’s Official Calendar of Events. The text of the measure states: “With the purpose of carrying on the legacy of Brazil’s Okinawan pioneer immigrants through debate and preservation of Okinawan traditions and values, October 30 shall be designated World Uchinanchu Day.”

The bill, submitted in 2019, was authored...

 

Hawaii Okinawa Association sells 8,400 Okinawan doughnuts in 3 days

Hawaii Okinawa Association sells 8,400 Okinawan doughnuts in 3 days

August 3, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hanae Gushiken Higa

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) set up a drive-thru for customers to pick up their pre-ordered sata-andagi, a traditional Okinawan treat, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on July 19. The deep-fried Okinawan sweets are popular...

World Uchinanchu Festival plan for October 2021 under reconsideration due to coronavirus

World Uchinanchu Festival plan for October 2021 under reconsideration due to coronavirus

July 29, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

A panel of experts called the Universal Shinryo Council on Overseas Networks has been established to listen to the public opinion of Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki’s ongoing management of the Okinawa prefectural administration. The first meeting of this Council...

Ginowan brand Binryu exhibits bingata wallpaper collection in France

Ginowan brand Binryu exhibits bingata wallpaper collection in France

March 1, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
Yoko Oshiro reports

Starting on January 17, Europe’s largest home décor fair, Maison et Objet, was held for five days at the Villepinte Exhibition Center in the suburbs of Paris. The wallpaper collection from Binryu, the original brand of Araya Planning,...

Fourth-generation Okinawan descendant from New Caledonia meets her Okinawan relatives

Fourth-generation Okinawan descendant from New Caledonia meets her Okinawan relatives

July 26, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 25, fourth-generation Okinawan descendant Emilie Thosei Miyasato, 17, met with her relatives Miyoko Uema, 78, and Sadako Majikina, 72, who live in Futenma, Ginowan. Emilie is visiting from New Caledonia to trace her roots.

Tears welled up in her eyes...

Two young Okinawa descendants share their intercultural challenges

Two young Okinawa descendants share their intercultural challenges

June 23, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
Correspondent Celso Akihide Shiroma

On June 9, Brazil’s People of Okinawa Prefecture Association Youth Division and Urizun Okinawa Prefecture Foreign Exchange Student Trainee OB Association hosted a joint symposium at the People of Okinawa Prefecture headquarters....

Female firefighter in New Caledonia finds her Okinawan roots

Female firefighter in New Caledonia finds her Okinawan roots

June 16, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

New Caledonia Correspondent Yumiko Yamada of Ryukyu Shimpo

New Caledonia, which is known as the “closest island to paradise,” is also one of the world’s leading nickel producers. Due to the nature of open cast mining, some of the red soil of the nickel...

People of Japanese ancestry worldwide invited to attend International Day of Nikkei on June 20

People of Japanese ancestry worldwide invited to attend International Day of Nikkei on June 20

March 13, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

At Meio University in Nago City on March 12 Andres Higa, 43, a second generation Okinawan-Argentinian, and Andres Tadashi Isa, 28, a third generation Okinawan-Peruvian promoted the “International Day of Nikkei” 100 days in advance of the event.

The...

Peru – Okinawan group in Peru fulfills long-held dream of constructing children’s park in Lima

Peru – Okinawan group in Peru fulfills long-held dream of constructing children’s park in Lima

November 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By correspondent Mitsuhiro Akamine

The Okinawa Association of Peru (AOP – Spanish: Asociación Okinawense del Perú) opened a children’s playground named “Ashibina Park” on the grounds of their community center in the suburbs of Lima on November...

International conference in Ireland calls for removal of all U.S. military bases worldwide, Okinawa included in discussion

International conference in Ireland calls for removal of all U.S. military bases worldwide, Okinawa included in discussion

November 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Hanayo Oya reports for the Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 16 the International Conference Against U.S./NATO Military Bases commenced in Dublin, Ireland.

The conference is attended by around 230 people from roughly thirty countries and regions worldwide...

Governor Tamaki visits NYU, speaks about Henoko base and state of democracy in Okinawa

Governor Tamaki visits NYU, speaks about Henoko base and state of democracy in Okinawa

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On the evening of November 11 in New York, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki delivered a speech at New York University (NYU) on his first visit to the United States since taking office.

He strongly...