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Multinational party held in monorail attracts 130 people

Multinational party held in monorail attracts 130 people

March 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A monorail station and a train have been transformed into a party venue. On February 28, an international exchange event, “English Network Dinner” was held at Shuri station on the Okinawa City Monorail Line, or Yui Rail. The event participants got to have the station and train all to themselves. With beer servers placed in the train, the participants enjoyed savoring Brazilian cuisines at the station platform, where samba dance was performed. About...

 

Samba duo Miyagi sisters become tourism ambassadors for Ogimi Village

Samba duo Miyagi sisters become tourism ambassadors for Ogimi Village

February 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 16, the Samba duo Miyagi sisters became the first tourism ambassadors for Ogimi Village. Their parents were from the Nerome district of the village. The Miyagi sisters have been participating actively in Brazil where samba dance originated. A spokesperson...

Symposium on Karate and Chinese Martial Arts held in Urasoe

Symposium on Karate and Chinese Martial Arts held in Urasoe

February 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At Urasoe City Tedako Hall on January 25, the Urasoe City Education Board held a symposium to trace the roots of karate. Many experts of Chinese martial arts and karate took the podium. They announced research results on the history, relationship, and similarities...

A 220-kilo Bluefin tuna, the first of the year, thrills Hentona fishing port

A 220-kilo Bluefin tuna, the first of the year, thrills Hentona fishing port

January 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo 

The first Bluefin tuna for this year was landed at Hentona fishing port on January 27. The welcomed “first catch” thrilled the people at the port.

Tsuyoshi Machida, 38-year-old fisherman, sailed out to the sea off Iheya on the 24th. In the...

Largest coral clump in Japan discovered in Nagura Bay

Largest coral clump in Japan discovered in Nagura Bay

January 22, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ministry of Environment Ishigaki Nature Conservation Office and the Yaeyama Diving Association announced on January 21 that a colony of Pavona clavus coral, which was discovered in Nagura Bay on the western region of Ishigaki Island, is the largest clump of...

Barrier-Free Network Council receives award for tourist accessibility initiatives

Barrier-Free Network Council receives award for tourist accessibility initiatives

January 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 25, at the 8th Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Barrier-Free Promotion Awards, non-profit organization “Barrier-Free Network Council” was recognized for operating, among other activities, a tourist information center...

Two sheep join Okinawa Zoo and Museum

Two sheep join Okinawa Zoo and Museum

January 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

This year is the year of the Sheep in Chinese astrology. Two sheep from a pasture in Kyushu have joined the Okinawa Zoo and Museum in Okinawa City. One is a two-year-old male and the other is four-year-old female.

The sheep have 100 percent natural wool...

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium exhibiting fish from coral reefs in Okinawa

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium exhibiting fish from coral reefs in Okinawa

December 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 27, the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium opened its “Oriental Zodiac Aquarium,” which is held every year. This year is the year of the Sheep in Chinese astrology. About 200 fish named after brightly-colored sheep, swam in tanks at the aquarium....

Nuchi-du-Takara-no-Ie celebrates 30th anniversary

Nuchi-du-Takara-no-Ie celebrates 30th anniversary

December 17, 2014 Hiroe Nakagawa, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 8, the Anti-War Peace Museum in Higashiemae, Ie Village “Nuchi-du-Takara-no-Ie,” celebrated the 30th anniversary of its opening. The museum marked the occasion by holding a screening of video records and...

Yaese Town and Koyo High School co-create Chinese-language promotional video on Okinawa tourism

Yaese Town and Koyo High School co-create Chinese-language promotional video on Okinawa tourism

December 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yaese Town and 26 students belonging to a Chinese course in Koyo High School have co-created a promotional video about the town in Chinese.

On November 28, they screened the movie at the school.

The students worked in 8 groups to create the video,...

Illumination at American Village in Chatan

Illumination at American Village in Chatan

November 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Night-time illumination has started at the American Village in Mihama, Chatan, giving the town boost. A lighting ceremony was held in front of Carnival Park Mihama Ferris wheel on November 21.

In lighting up the area, the town has started a promotional...

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