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Okinawan descendants abroad create petition in support of Governor Tamaki

Okinawan descendants abroad create petition in support of Governor Tamaki

 

November 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 7, Okinawans descendants abroad issued “A Statement by Diasporic Okinawans in Support of Governor Denny Tamaki.” Governor Tamaki opposes the construction of the new military base in Henoko, Nago City, which is associated with the relocation of the U.S. military Futenma Air Station.

The statement was issued in preparation for the governor’s first visit to the U.S, which is to take place between November 11...

 

Hawaii establishes September 27 as Pigs from the Sea Day in commemoration of 1948 gesture

Hawaii establishes September 27 as Pigs from the Sea Day in commemoration of 1948 gesture

October 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hanae Higa Gushiken

 

On September 27 (local time) in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room of the Hawaii State Capitol Building in Honolulu, the 70th anniversary of the happening known as Pigs from the Sea was commemorated.

Officials...

Hawaii and Okinawa join together to share food and culture at festival opening

Hawaii and Okinawa join together to share food and culture at festival opening

September 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Fumiaki Jahana

 

Honolulu – A large number of people flocked to the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu September 1 for the start of the 36th Annual Okinawan Festival (hosted by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association), where they enjoyed...

800 people gather to commemorate Okinawa-Hawaii figure Jane Serikaku

800 people gather to commemorate Okinawa-Hawaii figure Jane Serikaku

 

August 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By correspondent Hanae Gushiken Higa

 

On August 9, a funeral and memorial service for Jane Serikaku was held at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Oahu.

Serikaku served as the first female chair of the Hawaii Okinawa United Association...

Celebrating 110th anniversary of Okinawan-Argentinian Immigration

Celebrating 110th anniversary of Okinawan-Argentinian Immigration

 

July 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hiroe Nakagawa

 

On July 15, the Okinawa-Argentina Friendship Association held the 110th Anniversary Celebration of Argentine Republic’s Independence and Okinawa Citizens’ Immigration at a hall in the Okinawa Industry Support...

Hawaii Okinawa Plaza fund raising approaches 100 million yen goal

Hawaii Okinawa Plaza fund raising approaches 100 million yen goal

 

May 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The money raised by the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza Fund Raising Committee for the construction cost of “Hawaii Okinawa Plaza” in Waipahu, Hawaii has reached 91 million yen, which means as of May 9 it has surpassed 90 percent of its 100 million...

The 35th Anniversary Celebration for Okinawa Kai of Washington D.C. is celebrated with a variety of lively performances

The 35th Anniversary Celebration for Okinawa Kai of Washington D.C. is celebrated with a variety of lively performances

 

April 30, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Special Corresponded Tamiko Suzuki

 

Washington D.C. – It has been 35 years since Jesse Shokan Shima gathered 27 people at his home, and started the Okinawa Kai of Washington D.C. Since then, the Okinawa Kai has...

Jacksonville Okinawa Kenjin Kai celebrates 30th anniversary with various Ryukyu arts performances

Jacksonville Okinawa Kenjin Kai celebrates 30th anniversary with various Ryukyu arts performances

 

March 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Tamiko Suzuki

 

 

The Jacksonville Okinawa Kenjin Kai was founded in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1988.

Camp Lejeune, the largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the East Coast, is located there as well. At first...

Okinawan’s from all over the world embrace in Peru at the World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

Okinawan’s from all over the world embrace in Peru at the World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

 

February 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Lima Tokumori

 

The 6th World Youth Uchinanchu Festival (hosted by the festival’s executive committee) held the round table discussion, closing ceremony, and grand finale February 10 at the Peru Okinawa...

Uchinanchu gather in Peru for Sixth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

Uchinanchu gather in Peru for Sixth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival

 

February 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Peruvian Correspondent Mitsuhiro Akamine

 

The Sixth World Youth Uchinanchu Festival commenced in the evening on February 6 local time in Lima, Peru (Japan time February 7).

The festival attracts young people of Okinawan...

Mikhail Gorbachev sends message of support to the Okinawan anti-base struggle and urges that truth be disclosed about nuclear weapons in Okinawa

Mikhail Gorbachev sends message of support to the Okinawan anti-base struggle and urges that truth be disclosed about nuclear weapons in Okinawa

January 31, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Spurred by concerns about the rising threat of nuclear weapons, Mikhail Gorbachev (86), former president of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and leading figure in bringing the Cold War to a close, sent a message to the people of Okinawa through the...