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Kinoshita Circus to perform in Okinawa

Kinoshita Circus to perform in Okinawa

November 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

To help commemorate the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Ryukyu Shimpo the Kinoshita Circus will begin performances in Okinawa from December 1 at a special venue set up in Toyosaki Town in Tomigusuku City. Some of the circus staff arrived in Okinawa on November 23, and about 100 of the circus troupe worked up a sweat as they set up the tent site in preparation for the show.

After leaving Ariake Port in Tokyo on the evening of November...

 

Yabiji coral reef community and tsunami stones designated as natural treasures

Yabiji coral reef community and tsunami stones designated as natural treasures

November 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 16, the Council for Cultural Affairs recommended that Education Minister Makiko Tanaka formally designate the Yabiji coral reef community of Miyako-jima as a place of scenic beauty, and the tsunami stones of the east coast of Ishigaki-jima as a natural...

90 dB low-frequency sound recorded in classroom during Osprey take off

90 dB low-frequency sound recorded in classroom during Osprey take off

November 16, 2012 Kenta Masuda of Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 29, Takeshi Tokashiki, an associate professor of the University of the Ryukyus, conducted a low-frequency sound measurement survey in No. 2 Futenma Elementary School when the MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft took off from U.S. Marine...

U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant suspected of trespassing knew he was violating the curfew

November 20, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 24 year-old U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant based at Camp Foster and suspected of trespassing in a room of a building in Naha on November 18, initially denied the charges during police questioning after his arrest, claiming that a Japanese woman he met at a...

Okinawan musician performs in the United States

Okinawan musician performs in the United States

November 12, 2012 Sadao Tome Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Takane Kochihira, an Okinawan sanshin player, songwriter and Okinawan cultural coordinator, has given live performances on the west coast of the United States. In a 10-day period, Kochihira performed at places such as Japanese-American...

Dalai Lama calls for century of peace

Dalai Lama calls for century of peace

November 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 11, at the Budokan in Naha, the supreme leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama gave a public talk on “The Strength to Overcome Difficulties and Talk to the Future Younger Generation.” It was attended by about 3500 people, including 645...

Dalai Lama agrees that the current concentration of bases in Okinawa reflects discrimination

Dalai Lama agrees that the current concentration of bases in Okinawa reflects discrimination

November 13, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 12, in Okinawa, Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama suggested how the Okinawan people, who suffer under the heavy burden of U.S. military presence, could take action. The Dalai Lama stated that the Okinawan people are well-educated and know...

Okinawan Police will not arrest the U.S. serviceman who trespassed and assaulted a teenage boy in Yomitan

November 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kadena Police have identified a member of the U.S. military as the suspect in the case of trespassing and assault of a junior high school student in Yomitan on November 2. Police officers spoke to the 24 year-old man stationed at Kadena Air Base after he agreed...

120000 people conduct evacuation drills in Okinawa

120000 people conduct evacuation drills in Okinawa

November 06, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 5, learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Okinawa Prefectural Government and all municipalities conducted evacuation drills in many parts of Okinawa for the first time this year, on the basis that a huge earthquake and tsunami had occurred.

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Second World Youth Uchinanchu Festival to be held in the United States next July

Second World Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival to be held in the United States next July

October 21, 2012, Ryukyu Shimpo

The second World Youth Uchinanchu Festival will be held in Los Angeles at the end of next June. This festival that brings together Uchinanchu youth from all around the globe is organized by the World Youth Uchinanchu Association (WYUA),...

Naha adopts Uchinaguchi in employment test

October 22, 2012 Masanao Chinen of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 21, the Naha Municipal Office announced that it will incorporate greetings in Uchinaguchi into this year’s employment test interviews. This is a part of the “Haisai, Haitai Campaign” in which staff...