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Nijima selected as a 2011 Women of the Year honoree

Nijima selected as a 2011 Women of the Year honoree

June 27, 2011, Sadao Tome, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California selected women who made a contribution to the local Japanese community as the 2011 Women of the Year honorees, holding a celebration at a restaurant in Quiet Cannon, Montebello. Three hundred people attended the ceremony.
One of the five honorees who played an active role in the many diverse areas...

 

Miyu enjoys yoga lessons, two months after her heart transplant surgery

Miyu enjoys yoga lessons, two months after her heart transplant surgery

June 28, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirteen year-old Miyu Kaname, from Urasoe City, is now steadily recovering, two months after undergoing heart transplant surgery at Columbia University hospital in New York City for restrictive cardiomyopathy. She had tests conducted under a microscope last week...

Giant bluefin tuna caught after six hours on the line

Giant bluefin tuna caught after six hours on the line

June 26, 2011 Yoko Morinaga, a correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 16, off Kumejima Island, which is now in the middle of its fishing season, 45 year-old Hiroyuki Hirayama from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, caught a giant bluefin tuna weighing 286 kilograms and measuring 2.6 meters in length....

Motobu High School student Higa wins Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

Motobu High School student Higa wins Japan Women's Amateur Golf Championship

June 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The final of the 53rd Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship 2011 was held in a match play (36 holes) format at Takarazuka Golf Club (6216 yards, par 72) in Hyogo Prefecture on June 25.
Seventeen year-old Mamiko Higa (third grade student of Motobu Senior...

Team Okinawa participates in 2011 World Solar Challenge

Team Okinawa participates in 2011 World Solar Challenge

June 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Team Okinawa (sponsored by The Ryukyu Shimpo Co. Ltd. and others), will participate in the 2011 World Solar Challenge, a solar-powered car race scheduled to be held in Australia this October. Team Okinawa has almost finished building its car for the race.
The...

Uchinaguchi class of the Okinawa Association of America marks its 9th anniversary

<em>Uchinaguchi</em> class of the Okinawa Association of America marks its 9th anniversary

June 20, 2011 by Sadao Tome, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Nine years have passed since 2002, when Chogi Higa started up Uchinaguchi (Okinawan language) classes as one of the cultural activities of the Okinawa Association of America.
Two-research scholars from the University...

Crabs spawn in Ikemajima under a full moon

Crabs spawn in Ikemajima under a full moon

June 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A species of terrestrial crab known as okagani (biological name: Discoplax hirtipes) were observed spawning on the night on June 15 on Ikemajima, which is located to the north of Miyako Island.
The crabs moved from the Ikema wetland to the seashore...

Okinawa marks the 66th anniversary of the end of WWII battle

Okinawa marks the 66th anniversary of the end of WWII battle

June 23, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On Thursday, June 23, Okinawa marked the 66th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa in which more than 200,000 people lost their lives.
At the Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture and the prefectural assembly held a ceremony...

Compiled from reports and editorial of the Ryukyu Shimpo on the 2+2 Meeting

U.S.-Japan 2+2 decides on a V-shaped runway at Henoko and the withdrawal from the timeline for relocation of the Futenma

June 22, 2011 reports of Washington DC, by Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting of defence ministers...

Thirteen year-old girl to read her poem entitled “One scene from the happy days” at the Memorial Service of Battle of Okinawa

Thirteen year-old girl to read her poem entitled “One scene from the happy days” at the Memorial Service of Battle of Okinawa

June 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate the Fallen on the Anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa will be held at Mabuni, Itoman City, on June 23. At the ceremony, Tomoka Kamida, 13 year-old student of the second grade of Nakanishi Junior High School in Urasoe City will...

University of Hawaii honors OTV director Maehara with an honorary doctorate for his documentary program Sekai-Uchinanchu-Kiko

University of Hawaii honors OTV director Maehara with an honorary doctorate for his documentary program Sekai-Uchinanchu-Kiko

June 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

During the 15-year period since 1987, Shinichi Maehara, the executive director of Okinawa Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (OTV), has interviewed many Uchinanchu active around the world, introducing them in a documentary entitled Sekai-Uchinanchu-Kiko...

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