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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 3. The same day, the group held an opening ceremony where Japanese Ambassador to Peru Sadayuki Tsuchiya, AOP president Maria Luisa Kohatsu, Okinawa Women’s Association (AFO – Spanish: Asociación...

 

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...

Okinawa governor delivers speech in New York, hoping diversity can encourange peace

Okinawa governor delivers speech in New York, hoping diversity can encourange peace

 

November 13, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

For the first time following taking office, Governor Denny Tamaki chose New York as his first stop in the U.S. About 140 people gathered for his speech in which he said, “Okinawa’s diversity...

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...

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...