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Three new hybrid orchids registered with the Royal Horticultural Society

Three new hybrid orchids registered with the Royal Horticultural Society

May 1, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

Students of the Okinawa Chubu Agricultural High School (Uruma City, Okinawa, principal: Mitsuo Gushiken) have created new hybrid orchids by crossing different wild varieties. These new orchids were registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in England, which is the International Registration Authority for plants such as conifers, clematis, daffodils, dahlias, delphiniums, dianthus, lilies, orchids and rhododendrons.
The students continued research that...

 

Fight for human rights in Okinawa

Fight for human rights in Okinawa

May 3, 2011 by Eriko Tamaki, Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Human Rights Association, formed for the protection of human rights for people in Okinawa under the U.S. military administration, and for education about and encouragement of awareness of civil liberties, marked the 50th anniversary of...

New Caledonia joins 5th Uchinanchu Festival for the first time

New Caledonia joins 5th Uchinanchu Festival for the first time

May 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty people of Okinawan descent and a number of government officials from New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France, will take part in the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival scheduled to be held in October 2011.
Four members of a family from New Caledonia...

Lawsuit against Kadena Base

Lawsuit against Kadena Base

Residents around Kadena Air Base submit third lawsuit seeking to stop nighttime flights
April 28, 2011

Residents living near the U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa filed a lawsuit at the Okinawa Branch of the Naha District Court on April 28, seeking a ban on flights from night to early...

Miyu’s heart transplant operation is successful, Hospital of Columbia University

April 25, 2011. Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of April 25, Japan time, 13-year old Miyu Kaname, a Kamimori junior high school student from Urasoe City in Okinawa who was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy requiring a heart transplant to save her life, successfully underwent the transplant...

Miyakojima All Japan Strongman Triathlon won by Japanese

Miyakojima All Japan Strongman Triathlon won by Japanese

April 25, 2011 ,by Yuuna Fukuhara,staff writer of Ryukyu Shimpo

THE 27th ALL JAPAN TRIATHLON MIYAKOJIMA was held on Miyakojima Island on April 24 (co-hosted by Miyakojima City and Ryukyu Shimpo)
One thousand three hundred forty six competitors (1176 male and 170 female) took part in this...

Taketomi’s deigo trees blooming brightly after six years, adding vigor to islanders’ activities

Taketomi’s deigo trees blooming brightly after six years, adding vigor to islanders’ activities

April 17, 2011. by Masatoshi Inafuku, staff writer of Ryukyu Shimpo.

Taketomi Island – deigo tree flower viewing is at its best from early April on Taketomi, one of the Yaeyama Islands south-west of Okinawa. Deigo trees damaged by insects called Deigo-himekobachi, have been...

A-Sign Story: Enthusiastic depiction of Okinawan Rock

A-Sign Story: Enthusiastic depiction of Okinawan Rock

April 16, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The “A-Sign Story,” about the evolution of Okinawan rock music, was performed at Music Town Oto Ichiba in Okinawa City on the night of April 8.

The performance was delivered as an Ongakugeki, an alternative form of musical in which the singing...

Nerpai: Charm against Tsunami

Nerpai: Charm against Tsunami

April 15, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

“Nerpai,” a traditional Ryukyuan ritual in which people pray for a good harvest and set up charms against tsunami, was carried out in Miyakojima City on April 12.

The citizens of two villages, Sunagawa and Tomori, took part in the ritual. Local women...

Automobile Maintenance Factory carries out a gasoline to electric-powered vehicle conversion

Automobile Maintenance Factory carries out a gasoline to electric-powered vehicle conversion

April 13, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
Nagamine Automobile Maintenance Factory, headed by Akira Nagamine, succeeded in converting a gasoline-driven vehicle to one powered by electricity, which was then registered and given a number plate.
This is the first time in Okinawa that an automobile maintenance...

Oldest Iriomote wildcat dies aged 15 years one month

Oldest Iriomote wildcat dies aged 15 years one month

April 12, 2011. Ryukyu Shimpo.

Taketomi on Iriomote Island: “Yon,” a male Iriomote wildcat raised for about 14 years and eight months in the Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center run by the Ministry of the Environment, died at 1:59pm on April 9. His estimated age of 15 years...

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