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Okinawa team wins championship at Karate 1 Premier League

Okinawa team wins championship at Karate 1 Premier League

September 1, 2014 Taichi Hirayasu of Ryukyu Shimpo

The final competition of the Karate 1 Premier League was held on August 31 at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Naha City. In the final of the Kata Team Division, Okinawa team, including Ryo Kyuna (Ryueiryu and Kobudo-ryuhokai), Arata Kinjo (Ryueiryu and Kobudo-ryuhokai) and Takuya Uemura (Okinawa International University), won the championship title, defeating the opponent by 4-1. Kyuna captured two crowns, with his title in the men’s...

 

Ryukyu Golden Kings win the national championship for the third time

Ryukyu Golden Kings win the national championship for the third time

May 26, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa’s national league basketball team won the championship in Japan’s professional basketball league or “bj league” at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on May 25. In the play off for the 2013-2014 season championship, the Ryukyu Golden Kings beat...

Ryukyu Golden Kings attracts 100,000 visitors a year for the first time in a professional basketball league in Japan

Ryukyu Golden Kings attracts 100,000 visitors a year for the first time in a professional basketball league in Japan

May 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa’s national league basketball team Ryukyu Golden Kings attracted 101,054 visitors in the year ending May 11 – a national record. According to a spokesperson of the team, which is a star team in Japan’s professional basketball league or “bj league”,...

Symposium to talk about creating Okinawan karate brand

Symposium to talk about creating Okinawan karate brand

March 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A symposium to talk about boosting the international profile of Okinawan karate was held at the Urasoe Industry Promotion Center on March 22.

Okinawa Prefectural Government officials and karate instructors talked about promoting Okinawa as the birthplace...

Cycling event Sugar Ride Kumejima held

Cycling event Sugar Ride Kumejima held

March 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The third Sugar Ride Kumejima started at Ojima on March 16. Cyclists enjoyed touring around Kumejima Town, which has rich nature.

Over the 130 kilometer-Challenge course, the participants did three laps of the island. In the 90 kilometer-Athlete course, they...

Yusaku Miyazato wins 1st career title in Nippon Series

Yusaku Miyazato wins 1st career title in Nippon Series

December 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yusaku Miyazato has won his long-sought-after first title in his 11-year career as a professional in the season-ending Nippon Series JT Cup. The final round of the JT Cup was held on December 8 at the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club.

The first-round co-leader...

245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

245 people finish the 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon

December 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives Cup 25th Ginowan Wheelchair Marathon started from the Ginowan Seaside Park on December 8.

Fukuoka resident Sho Watanabe won the half marathon for the first time.
There were 249...

About 20,000 people finish the 29th Naha Marathon

About 20,000 people finish the 29th Naha Marathon

December 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha City Government and other organizations held the 29th Naha Marathon on December 1. The participants started in front of Meijibashi intersection on National Route 58 in Naha and ran 42.195 kilometers through the southern part of Okinawa. They finished...

Okinawa Shogaku wins Meiji Jingu baseball title

Okinawa Shogaku wins Meiji Jingu baseball title

November 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Shogaku High School won the 44th Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament with a 3-1 upset victory over Nihonbunri High School in the final in Tokyo on November 20. Okinawa Shogaku represented the Kyushu area and Nihonbunri (Niigata Prefecture) the Hokushinetsu...

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 24th Chubu Time Prediction Race was held at the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park in Okinawa City on November 17.

About 3,800 people from among 4,232 applicants took part in the four categories of 20, 10, 5 and 3 kilometer races, with 3,756 people...

Ishigaki Island will not hold triathlon events next year

Ishigaki Island will not hold triathlon events next year

November 7, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 6, the Ishigaki Triathlon 2013 organizing committee unanimously decided not to hold the Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup 2014 and the Ishigaki Triathlon 2014. The committee will review the timing of the events and the course, and has not decided when...

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