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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 catering to the physically-impaired and the elderly. This is the second time an Okinawa-based organization has received this award. Delighted, the organization’s director Osamu Oyakawa said,...

 

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...

South American students of Okinawan descent come to Urasoe student exchange

South American students of Okinawan descent come to Urasoe student exchange

November 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Elisa Mary Higa Morikawa and Bruna Mariko Oshiro are students from a training project for descendants of Okinawan migrants to South American countries. They have been selected for the program for the fiscal year of 2014 organized by Urasoe City. On November 17,...

Okinawan old, folk house used as guest accommodation attracting foreign tourists

Okinawan old, folk house used as guest accommodation attracting foreign tourists

November 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Located in the Goya district of Okinawa City, guest house Goya is a 40-year old Okinawan folk house with a tiled roof, and it is attracting guests from Asia and Europe. Tourists from Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, and France have visited the house. Even in the...

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...

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...

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