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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 Okinawan music, traditional culture, and food.

The festival ran September 1-2. Timed in conjunction with the completion of the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza, the festival welcomed artists and performers...

 

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...

U.S. Department of the Interior investigates seven Okinawan POWs in Hawaii

U.S. Department of the Interior investigates seven Okinawan POWs in Hawaii

 

December 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

For the first time starting on December 8, the U.S. Department of the Interior will conduct interviews with seven former Okinawan prisoners of war in order to preserve memories of Honouliuli POW Camp in Hawaii during World War II.

The...

JICA volunteer Lima Tokumori teaches peace lesson about Okinawa to La Unión students in Peru

JICA volunteer Lima Tokumori teaches peace lesson about Okinawa to La Unión students in Peru

 

December 4, 2017 Correspondent Heiji Taira of Ryukyu Shimpo reports

 

On November 6, La Unión Private Elementary and Middle School for students of Japanese descent in Lima, Peru, held a lesson on peace education as part of an integrated curriculum.

Japan International...