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Miyakojima Triathlon cancelled due to concerns over coronavirus

Miyakojima Triathlon cancelled due to concerns over coronavirus

March 2, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Miyakojima – The “36th All Japan Triathlon Miyakojima” (Hosted by Miyakojima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo Co. Ltd.) scheduled for April 19 was cancelled by the event’s executive committee at a special meeting held at the JTA Dome Miyakojima March 2, due to concerns over the effect the coronavirus could have on the event. Miyakojima mayor Toshihito Shimoji, who leads the executive committee, commented, “It is truly unfortunate. We never thought the event...

 

Hayato Sonoda wins the Okinawa marathon men’s race, Karen Kinjo wins the women’s race

Hayato Sonoda wins the Okinawa marathon men’s race, Karen Kinjo wins the women’s race

February 16, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Chubu – The 28th 2020 Okinawa Marathon (co-hosted by Chubu Large Area Municipal Corp, the Ryukyu Shimpo Co. Ltd., Okinawa Television, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) Okinawa, and the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park...

The campaign to become the best in Japanese pro baseball begins for eight teams in Okinawa

The campaign to become the best in Japanese pro baseball begins for eight teams in Okinawa

February 1, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Japanese professional baseball kicked off their spring training camp February 1, with eight teams starting their training camps in various locations around Okinawa: the first string players for the Hanshin Tigers (Ginoza), Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters (Nago),...

Nago City holds ceremony celebrating the opening of a new baseball stadium, will host Nippon-Ham Fighters for spring training in February

Nago City holds ceremony celebrating the opening of a new baseball stadium, will host Nippon-Ham Fighters for spring training in February

January 26, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nago – The Nago City Baseball stadium (Tapic Stadium Nago), had an opening ceremony January 25, hosted by the city and stadium management.

The ceremony was attended by people from the city government and members of the community, as well as representatives...

Ryo Kiyuna determined to win gold medal at Tokyo Olympics, “I train 365 days a year”

Ryo Kiyuna determined to win gold medal at Tokyo Olympics, “I train 365 days a year”

January 1, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Shun Furukawa

With currently no true rival in the world, Karateka Ryo Kiyuna is considered the Japanese athlete with the best chance of taking home a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

While most only the world champion’s face makes its way...

Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Extra – Kiyuna selected to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Men’s Karate Kata competition December 1, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Extra – Kiyuna selected to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Men’s Karate Kata competition December 1, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

December 1, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ryo Kiyuna, 29, Ryueiryu-ryuhokai, along with two others, were the first to be selected to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Kata competition for Karate, a sport that was born in Okinawa and will be at the Olympics for the first time, after satisfying...

Orix Buffaloes select Konan High School’s Hiroya Miyagi with their first pick in the draft; “I want to return the favor [of support] to my hometown.”

Orix Buffaloes select Konan High School’s Hiroya Miyagi with their first pick in the draft; “I want to return the favor [of support] to my hometown.”

October 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

The Nippon Professional Baseball New Player Selection Conference (the draft) was held in Tokyo on October 17, and the Orix Buffaloes selected Konan High School pitcher Hiroya Miyagi with their first pick.

Miyagi was selected to represent...

Ryo Kiyuna wins 8th straight championship at Karate1 Premier League Tokyo 2019, with his team also winning the group Kata

Ryo Kiyuna wins 8th straight championship at Karate1 Premier League Tokyo 2019, with his team also winning the group Kata

September 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The championship round for each event was held September 8 at Karate1 Premier League Tokyo 29 at the Nippon Budokan, and Ryo Kiyuna (Ryuei Ryu Ryuho-kai), who has won three-straight world championships, took the top finish for the men’s individual kata, his...

Stunning! 1,000 Karate-ka perform a martial arts demonstration for peace against the backdrop of the blue Okinawa Sea

Stunning! 1,000 Karate-ka perform a martial arts demonstration for peace against the backdrop of the blue Okinawa Sea

August 21, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Onna – The Ryuei-ryu Ryuho-kai karate organization (Tsuguo Sakumoto, president) hosted the “International Peace Offering Demonstration” August 20 at the Onna Beach Park in Onna.

Approximately 1,000 Karate-ka from Okinawa, other parts of Japan, and...

The best in the world from 50 countries show their stuff at the Okinawa Traditional Karate Ceremony

The best in the world from 50 countries show their stuff at the Okinawa Traditional Karate Ceremony

August 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 8th Okinawa Traditional Karate Ceremony (hosted by the International Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation – IOGKF) held their demonstration event at the Okinawa Budokan in Naha August 4, the final day of the even which opened July 29.

Celebrating...

Committee formed in order to inscribe Okinawa Karate on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset List

Committee formed in order to inscribe Okinawa Karate on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset List

July 11, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Committee for Okinawa Karate UNESCO Listing was recently formed with the goal of getting Okinawa Karate registered as an intangible cultural asset with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The committee members gathered...