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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 the Kenjin Kai only had 32 members, but now it has grown to incorporate 126 members.

The group plays an important role in Okinawa public relations in Jacksonville by providing public entertainment...

 

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...

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...

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...