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Okinawan Keiko Tsuji crowned Miss Japan, aiming for Miss Universe

Okinawan Keiko Tsuji crowned Miss Japan, aiming for Miss Universe

October 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Twenty-one-year-old student Keiko Tsuji, who is from Nago and was chosen to represent Japan at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, visited the Ryukyu Shimpo Office on October 23. Tsuji expressed her goals for the contest which will be held in Miami, Florida next January. She said, “As I study dietetics at university, I would like to convey the charms of Japanese food, which is known to be healthy.”

Tsuji moved to Nagasaki prefecture for her studies....

 

Okinawa Soba Day

Okinawa Soba Day

October 17, 2014 Ryuyu Shimpo

October 17 is Okinawa Soba Day. On October 16, at Okinawa Soba restaurant Kenpa No Subaya in the Omoromachi district of Naha, many businessmen and tourists came to taste the hot noodle with a broth made from bonito flakes.

Mikio Teruya who came with his...

Reddish-brown moon appears in clouds during total eclipse

Reddish-brown moon appears in clouds during total eclipse

October 9, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 8, a total lunar eclipse was observed in various locations around Okinawa. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth is aligned with and comes in between the moon and the sun. The red light from the sun is deflected through the earth’s atmosphere, illuminating...

Fund-raising campaign for cardiomyopathy boy reaches target

Fund-raising campaign for cardiomyopathy boy reaches target

October 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 16, a fund-raising campaign for 12-year-old Rai Matsushima, who is suffering from cardiomyopathy after myocarditis, exceeded its goal of 215 million yen. Rai was told he could only receive heart transplant surgery at a hospital in the United States....

HUOA seeks donations for the construction of Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

HUOA seeks donations for the construction of Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

October 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 15, President Chris Mamoru Shimabukuro of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA), which has been visiting Okinawa from October 7 for an ancestral home study tour, visited the Ryukyu Shimpo building. The HUOA carries out tours every year. This...

Nago City Assembly asks the U.S. and Japanese governments to stop the construction of a new base in Henoko

October 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are building a new base in the Henoko district of Nago for replacement of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, for which they began marine boring investigations in August. A majority of the Nago City Assembly members resolved...

Agricultural damage from typhoon Vongfong reaches 865 million yen

October 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 14, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced that the damages to the agricultural and fishery industries from typhoon No.19 Vongfong reached 864,840,000 yen. Twenty-six people were injured, including three serious cases.

There were ten residential...

Panel falls from Kadena F-15 fighter during training

October 4, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of October 2, a titanium alloy panel fell off an F-15 fighter jet stationed at United States Air Force Kadena Air Base. The panel was from the frame of the plane on the rear of the cockpit and weighed about 2.5 kilograms, with a diameter of about...

Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa by New Zealand translators published in US

<em>Descent into Hell: Civilian Memories of the Battle of Okinawa</em> by New Zealand translators published in US

October 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo published a series of articles titled, Senka o Horu (Trans: Digging up the Ravages of War) between August 1983 and April 1985. An English translation of the article series has been published as a book in the United States, under a new...

Volunteer group from Hokkaido takes part in Henoko sit-in protest

Volunteer group from Hokkaido takes part in Henoko sit-in protest

October 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In front of the gate at Camp Schwab in Nago, about 40 citizens continue to stage a sit-in-protest against the construction of an alternative base for U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, which the Japanese and US governments want to relocate to Oura Bay, off...

Three rare butterfly species photographed in Takae on same day

Three rare butterfly species photographed in Takae on same day

September 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Akino Miyagi, a committee member of the Nature Conservation Committee of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, captured on camera three near-threatened species of rare butterflies, on September 25 in Higashi Village, Takae. Takae is near the designated construction...