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Booklet about Okinawan immigrants published

Booklet about Okinawan immigrants published

February 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa NGO Center, which conducted the “Let’s Study! The Worldwide Uchinanchu Project,” in which during the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival students in Okinawa learned about the history of Okinawan migrants, published CHAMPURREADO, a booklet containing the educational materials used in the project. The Center plans to distribute these booklets to schools and libraries in Okinawa and to call for the continuation of...

 

Prefectural government establishes a new division to conduct independent research on the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty and to build a Japan – U.S. professional network

January 31, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 30, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) revealed an outline of a new division designed to gather information and carry out research on security issues from April. The OPG is planning to commission specialists in Japan and the United States to...

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance in Nishihara took eight hours of traffic control 

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance in Nishihara took eight hours of traffic control 

January 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 22, 2012, an eight-inch U.S. shell found during the construction of a cemetery in Uchima, Nishihara Town was disposed of. Evacuation of residents started at 9:15am and traffic controls began at 9:45am. Until the disposal finished and the traffic...

Let’s sing Uchinaguchi

Let’s sing <em>Uchinaguchi</em>

January 20, 2012 Yuki Nakasone of Ryukyu Shimpo

Brandon Ing, a fourth-generation Okinawan from Hawaii, teaches English in Kanagusuku Elementary School in Naha. He wrote a song called “Let’s sing Uchinaguchi!” that has attracted some attention lately. The song includes Uchinaguchi...

International NGO visits Henoko and Takae and recommends to appeal on the world stage

International NGO visits Henoko and Takae and recommends to appeal on the world stage

January 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 15, Daisuke Shirane, member of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), an international non-governmental organization devoted to eliminating discrimination through United Nations agencies, visited the planned...

Complaints from local residents after six CH 46 helicopters fly over Ginowan City

Complaints from local residents after six CH 46 helicopters fly over Ginowan City

January 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 12, it was confirmed that six CH 46 helicopters that operate out of the United States Marine Corps Air Station Futenma flew in formation over an area of Ginowan City adjacent to the base. These helicopters are rarely known to fly in formation. The Ginowan...

Singer UA establishes organization to consider food-safety issues around radiation contamination

Singer UA establishes organization to consider food-safety issues around radiation contamination

January 10, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 11, ten months had passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Japanese singer-songwriter UA, who moved from Kanagawa Prefecture to Okinawa because of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and her friends who also evacuated to Okinawa, established...

Okinawan youngsters to participate in networking tour to Brazil for the first time

Okinawan youngsters to participate in networking tour to Brazil for the first time

January 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 10, Minami Tamamoto, the director of the Okinawa head office of the World Youth Uchinanchu Association and others held a press conference and announced that three Okinawan young people including director Tamamoto join the 5th Niiseetaa...

Less than 50 percent say that they can speak the Okinawan dialect
Ryukyu Shimpo conducts an attitude survey

Less than 50 percent say that they can speak the Okinawan dialect<br/>Ryukyu Shimpo conducts an attitude survey

January 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo conducted an attitude survey in November 2011 in order to gain an insight into the character of Okinawan people and to detect trends in society. This is the third of its kind after those carried out in 2001 and 2006. The percentage who answered,...

Dragon-shaped pottery to bring luck

Dragon-shaped pottery to bring luck

December 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

As the year wound down, workers at Toushingama in Yomitan Village were busy making items of pottery in the shape of a dragon, next year’s Chinese zodiac animal.

“Just as the dragon rises up, I really do hope that next year will be a good year for...

Seifa Utaki the sacred prayer site to close six days a year from 2012 for preserve the environment

Seifa Utaki the sacred prayer site to close six days a year from 2012 for preserve the environment

December 28, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 27, the Nanjo Municipal Office announced that from 2012 it will close the sacred prayer site Seifa Utaki for six days a year from May 1 to 3 and October 1 to 3 of the lunar calendar.

After being designated as a World Heritage Site in 2000,...