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Three elderly women selected for the fifth Beauty and Longevity Award in Okinawa

Three elderly women selected for the fifth Beauty and Longevity Award in Okinawa

October 26, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The sixth Kitanakagusuku Welfare Festival was held at Kitanakagusuku Village Comprehensive Social Welfare Center on October 25. Out of 600 applicants, 80-year-old Asae Mekaru, 87-year-old Tomiko Higa and 83-year-old Natsuko Yonamine won the fifth Beauty and Longevity Award. The village set up the award to promote the health and longevity of the community.

The village mayor Kunio Arakaki presented the certificates to them. Three women will fill their...

 

Crested serpent eagle released after road accident

Crested serpent eagle released after road accident

October 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Crested Serpent Eagle has recovered from injuries suffered in a road accident that occurred on Prefectural Road 79 in the Sakieda district of Ishigaki in September. It was released on October 4.

According to the Ishigaki Natural Conservation Office, the...

Academy Award winning Okinawan CGI artist delivers lecture in his hometown

Academy Award winning Okinawan CGI artist delivers lecture in his hometown

October 5, 2014 Tetsuya Nakajima, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Los Angeles resident and CGI(Computer-Generated Image) artist Hiroki Itokazu, from Kumejima, took part in creating Disney’s animated film Frozen, which won the Academy Award for the best animated feature film at the 86th...

Long-living sisters to celebrate Kajimaya for the third time next month

Long-living sisters to celebrate <em>Kajimaya</em> for the third time next month

September 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three sisters, 106-year-old Nahe Shuri from Uruma City, 98-year-old Chiyo Moriya from Naha City, and 96-year-old Toyo Agarie from Yonashiro City will next month celebrate Kajimaya, an event that takes place in Okinawa when a person reaches their 97th...

New Ryukyu king and queen selected at Shurijo Castle Park event

New Ryukyu king and queen selected at Shurijo Castle Park event

September 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A selection ceremony for a new “king” and “queen” took place at the event “Mid-Autumn Feast” held in the Una forecourt of Shurijo Castle in Naha on September 7. Twenty-year-old company employee Daichi Teruya was chosen...

Yaeyma Standup Paddle Boarding Association launched to promote the sport in Okinawa

Yaeyma Standup Paddle Boarding Association launched to promote the sport in Okinawa

September 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), in which boarders paddle standing up, is becoming a popular sport in Okinawa. On September 1, the Yaemaya SUP Association was set up in Ishigaki City, with the aim to promote the sport in Okinawa. On the same day, people involved...

An Iriomote wild cat released back into the wild after recovering from injuries in a car accident

An Iriomote wild cat released back into the wild after recovering from injuries in a car accident

September 9, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

An Iriomote wild cat, classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, was injured in a traffic accident on Iriomote Island in August. The Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center of the Ministry of the Environment,...

Tornado appears over Oura Bay in Nago

Tornado appears over Oura Bay in Nago

September 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Around 9:30 p.m. on August 31, a tornado appeared over Oura Bay in Nago.
There were no reported injuries or damages property around the bay.

Yoshiharu Nina who lives in the Teira district, confirmed the occurrence of a tornado. He said the tornado...

Itoman farmer aiming to export avocados

Itoman farmer aiming to export avocados

September 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Koei Kinjo, a farmer in the Yoza district of Itoman City, is one of few in Okinawa cultivating avocado. Producing the fruit since 2010, Kinjo succeeded in growing green and shiny avocados in clusters in a plastic greenhouse this summer. Kinjo said, “I would...

Tropical day in various areas of Okinawa

August 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The weather cleared up in the Okinawa region due to an anticyclone on August 24. However, it rained heavily in some areas because the state of the atmosphere was unstable. The temperature hit 33.7 degrees in Yonaguni island. It was a tropical day in the Okinawa...

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival enthrals spectators

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival enthrals spectators

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 59th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival was held at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City from August 15 to 17. Fifteen Eisa organizations from in and outside the city took part in the festival and attracted spectators to various performances. Many families and tourists...

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