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Multi-generational World Uchinanchu Day celebration takes place in the Washington D.C. area

Multi-generational World Uchinanchu Day celebration takes place in the Washington D.C. area

 

November 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Yukiyo Zaha

 

Washington D.C. – The Washington Okinawa Kai (Itsuko Asato, president), formed by Okinawans and their descendants living in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, celebrated the October 30 anniversary “World Uchinanchu Day,” from October 28-30, hosting dinners in five areas including Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Members from different generations gathered to celebrate,...

 

Global Uchinanchu community connects across borders, celebrating the first “World Uchinanchu Day,” together

Global Uchinanchu community connects across borders, celebrating the first “World Uchinanchu Day,” together

 

October 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture hosted “World Uchinanchu Day,” which was designated last year the 6th International Uchinanchu Festival, on October 30 at the ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harbor View in Naha.

The event was attended by...

Catalonia’s leader delivers victory speech after 90% of voters vote for independence in referendum

Catalonia’s leader delivers victory speech after 90% of voters vote for independence in referendum

 

October 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Takahiro Miyagi reporting from Barcelona

 

Catalonia, the autonomous region located in northeastern Spain, voted for independence in a referendum held on October 1.

90% of voters voted in favor of becoming an...

Celebrating 20 years of bonds built through business, the WUB vow to “Work the Net Together” at conference in Hawaii

Celebrating 20 years of bonds built through business, the WUB vow to “Work the Net Together” at conference in Hawaii

 

September 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Wu Li Jun

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB), founded 20 years ago, held their 21st WUB Network Conference at Hawaii University’s East-West Center September 1.

The conference was attended by around...

Okinawan American awarded Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Award

Okinawan American awarded Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Award

 

August 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Sadao Tome

 

On August 23, Okinawan American Kitty Sankey, age 69, was awarded the Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Award for her contributions to the Japanese American community.

The award ceremony was held in Little Tokyo’s...

APALA adopts resolution against military expansion in Okinawa at 2017 Anaheim convention

APALA adopts resolution against military expansion in Okinawa at 2017 Anaheim convention

 

August 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

 

On August 19 the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) held the general session of its 25th Anniversary Convention in Anaheim, California. There, APALA adopted...

Retired U.S. military members oppose new base construction, calling for a halt in Henoko and Takae for the 2nd straight year

Retired U.S. military members oppose new base construction, calling for a halt in Henoko and Takae for the 2nd straight year

August 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

Chicago – The peace organization comprised of retired U.S. military members, Veterans for Peace (VFP) held their 32nd Annual Convention this past weekend.

During the VFP Business meeting on August 12, members...

LDP’s Nikai brings up importance of the Okinawa problem with U.S. Congressman Thornberry

July 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

On July 18 during LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai’s visit to the United States, he had a discussion with Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. In a press...

Joseph Kamiya wants to carry the future of the Okinawa Association of America

Joseph Kamiya wants to carry the future of the Okinawa Association of America

July 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Sadao Tome

Los Angeles – Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya, 30, is the head of the Culture Committee at the Okinawa Association of America (OOA). The only son of OOA President Eddy Kamiya, Joseph Kamiya is a 4th generation Okinawan born in Los Angeles. The...

ND proposes Henoko alternative in Washington, expressing skepticism about “deterrence”

ND proposes Henoko alternative in Washington, expressing skepticism about “deterrence”

July 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington D.C.

On July 12, the New Diplomacy Initiative (ND), a think tank made up of former Japanese government officials, journalists and others, held a symposium at the East-West Center in Washington, DC. The group...

Addressing disparate viewpoints on war between United States and Okinawa

June 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reports from Washington D.C.

The perception of troops in the United States is markedly different from the perception in Japan. Reports by the U.S. government and by television programs concerning military interventions in...

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