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Nago man donates clothing to Cambodia despite rare disorder

Nago man donates clothing to Cambodia despite rare disorder

September 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Despite struggling with a rare inherited muscle disorder known as hypokalemic periodic paralysis, Nago resident Tsubasa Ishikawa does volunteer work sending clothing to children in Cambodia. Ishikawa received a certificate of appreciation from a Cambodian nongovernmental organization.

Starting his volunteer work this spring, by August Ishikawa had sent more than 800 kilograms of clothing to Cambodia. He plans to continue his grassroots level international...

 

Elementary and junior highschool students on Aguni Island take part in product development class

Elementary and junior highschool students on Aguni Island take part in product development class

September 16, 2013 Yusho Namihira, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

All the students in Aguni Elementary and Junior High School took part in a product development class on September 6. The class was a part of a career education support project run on Aguni.

In the class, for several...

Former University of the Ryukyus engineering official contributes 200 kilogram giant clam to Nago City

Former University of the Ryukyus engineering official contributes 200 kilogram giant clam to Nago City

September 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eighty-four-year-old Hideo Nakamura used to conduct submersible surveys in various areas in Okinawa as an engineering official at the University of the Ryukyus. Nakamura contributed a 200 kilogram giant clam, barrel sponges and fishing gear to Nago Museum on...

Okinawa City starts virtual broadcasting station Koza TV

Okinawa City starts virtual broadcasting station Koza TV

August 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

From the beginning of July, the Okinawa City Culture Tourism Division has started a virtual broadcasting station called Koza TV. Through their website they introduce events, key people and behind-the-scenes information on economic development projects in Okinawa...

Climax of Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival

Climax of Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival

September 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifteen groups took part in the final day of the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Okinawa City on September 1. The city is widely recognized as a symbol of eisa dance. People from inside and outside the city took part in the festival.

The crowd was...

Tokashiki Village office worker debuts as mixed martial arts fighter

Tokashiki Village office worker debuts as mixed martial arts fighter

September 1, 2013 Hideaki Yoneda, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirty-five-year-old Tokashiki Village employee Kiyoya Toyama made his debut in a mixed martial arts event held in Matsuyama, Naha on August 25.

Fighting under the ring name Hija Devil, Toyama is the first mixed martial...

Unjami Festival in Ogimi

<em>Unjami</em> Festival in Ogimi

August 26, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Unjami Festival was held in Shioya Bay and other areas of Ogimi on August 25. Designated as one of Japan’s significant intangible folk cultural assets, the event features the Ugan Barley dragon boat race and Okinawan shaman or kaminchu...

Prayer for rain comes true in Kumejima

Prayer for rain comes true in Kumejima

August 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

For the first time in 15 years, on August 11 at Chinbe dunchi, in Nakachi, Kumejima Town held a ritual calling for rain. Chinbe dunchi is the main place of worship in Kumejima. About 150 residents, including Mayor Choko Taira prayed for rain. The town office said...

Children enjoy survival camp on uninhabited island

Children enjoy survival camp on uninhabited island

August 15, 2013 Hideaki Yoneda, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The National Okinawa Youth Friendship Center held a survival camp for children on an uninhabited island off Tokashiki from July 28 to August 3. Participants from all over the country took part in the camp on Gishippu Island,...

Kumejima tug-of-war, prayer for rain

Kumejima tug-of-war, prayer for rain

August 18, 2013 Tetsuya Nakajima, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The 13th Kumejima Festival revived the island’s great tug-of-war after a gap of 13 years in Hureai Park in Kumejima on August 17. Many locals and people from off the island took part in the event.

The rope used...

People enjoy seeing and collecting insects in Takae

People enjoy seeing and collecting insects in Takae

July 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

About 200 parents and children took part in an insect observation session at Takae in Higashi Village on July 21.

A member of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan’s Nature Conservation Committee, Akino Miyagi, gave a lecture. The participants enjoyed...

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