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Tiny baby grows steadily thanks to devoted nursing

Tiny baby grows steadily thanks to devoted nursing

July 5, 2012 Eriko Tamaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

Sachika Kinjo, a girl born this January weighing just 407 grams left the Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital on July 3. Even for the hospital specializing in treatment for the most critically ill baby-patients, a baby weighing only 407 grams required intensive care. It was said that there was no guarantee that she would survive for very long after birth, but she grew to 2990 grams in weight and 45 centimeters in body length. Her parents have sensed...

 

Discussion about Okinawa under U.S. military occupation held at Brazil

Discussion about Okinawa under U.S. military occupation held at Brazil

July 4, 2012 Akiko Yasuhara Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 24, at the Brazil Okinawa Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, a discussion involving first-generation Okinawan Brazilians was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty and to deepen the...

Yonaha Bay becomes Ramsar site

Yonaha Bay becomes Ramsar site

July 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ahead of the 15th meeting of the signatory countries to be held in Bucharest, Romania, commencing on July 6, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has added new areas to its list, including Yonaha Bay in Miyako-jima. The Convention on Wetlands, otherwise known as the...

Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival to be held in Brazil in July

Worldwide Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival to be held in Brazil in July

June 26, 2012

On June 25, at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office, the World Youth Uchinanchu Association (WYUA) released the program of the 1st Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival, which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 25 to...

Ceremony to commemorate victims of the Battle of Okinawa

Ceremony to commemorate victims of the Battle of Okinawa

June 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 23, at the Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman, the Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Prefectural Assembly held a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Battle of Okinawa. The participants prayed for the more than 200000 people killed in the battle,...

Okinawan Women’s Association of Peru holds respect-for-the-aged ceremony for 600 people

Okinawan Women’s Association of Peru holds respect-for-the-aged ceremony for 600 people

June 18, 2012 Mitsuhiro Akamine, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of June 2, at the Junji Nishime Kenjin-Kai Hall in Lima, Peru, the Association for Okinawan Women of Peru held its annual respect-for-the-aged ceremony, to which it invited almost 600 elderly people over...

Protest rally held in Ginowan against deployment of the Osprey to Futenma Air Station

Protest rally held in Ginowan against deployment of the Osprey to Futenma Air Station

June 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From 2:00pm on June 17 at the Ginowan Outdoor Theater, a rally was held to protest against the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, and against the base becoming a permanent...

Remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

Remains from the Battle of Okinawa found in Nishihara

June 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 15, in the Kochi area of Nishihara, seven sets of remains that seem to have been soldiers and young civilian personnel of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Battle of Okinawa were found. Among those, there are skulls and teeth with three sets of remains....

Japan Times reporter writes about the current state of affairs for the Okinawan dialect

Japan Times reporter writes about the current state of affairs for the Okinawan dialect

June 11, 2012 Sadao Tome, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion from U.S. rule to Japanese sovereignty, Japan Times reporter Ayako Mie visited the prefecture for four days at the beginning of May, reporting about the current...

Japanese government accepts a U.S. report on the crash in Morocco as a declaration of a clean bill of health and declares Osprey aircraft safe

June 9, 2012 Sakae Toiyama of Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Government has concluded that no mechanical problems were found to be involved in the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft crash in Morocco in April. Receiving the report from the United States government, a senior...

Shimauta live performance at the World Travel Fair 2012

<em>Shimauta</em> live performance at the World Travel Fair 2012

June 4, 2012 Ryota Kotani, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

From May 10 to 13, the World Travel Fair 2012 was held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in the Jingan district of Shanghai. Various countries and regions from around the world participated in the fair, running booths advertising...