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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 the selection criteria set by the Japan Karate Federation (JKF).

He is the first Okinawan native to be selected for the Tokyo Olympics. Additionally, Kiyo Shimizu, 25, Miki House, was...

 

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...

Washizu wins record 5th Miyakojima Triathlon, Tohara wins men’s race

Washizu wins record 5th Miyakojima Triathlon, Tohara wins men’s race

April 15, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

[Miyakojima Triathlon New Team] – The 35th All-Japan Triathlon Miyakojima (Hosted by Miyakojima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo News Corporation) took off from Yonoha Maehama Beach April 14, a 202.195 km race that includes a 3 km. swiming leg, a 157 km. cycling leg,...

Five Karate-ka headed to the Tokyo Olympics train together in Okinawa in their quest for gold

Five Karate-ka headed to the Tokyo Olympics train together in Okinawa in their quest for gold

March 15, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three Okinawan members of the All Japan National Team, Ryo Kiyuna (Konan High School, Okinawa International University, Ryueiryu Ryuhokai), Arata Kinjo (Mirai Engineering High School, Okinawa International University, Ryueiryu Ryuhokai), and Takuya Uemura (Konan...

Mamiko Higa hits a life-saving birdie on the 17th hole to win the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament

Mamiko Higa hits a life-saving birdie on the 17th hole to win the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament

March 11, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Kyoko Ishii

 

After opening up a large early lead at ten under, Mamiko Higa flirted with disaster over the next five holes dropping six strokes with two double-bogeys and three bogeys with only a single birdie mixed in.

With...

Otaguro wins for the men, Nagayama sets a new race record winning for the women at the 2019 Okinawa Marathon

Otaguro wins for the men, Nagayama sets a new race record winning for the women at the 2019 Okinawa Marathon

February 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Chubu – The 27th Annual 2019 Okinawa Marathon (hosted by the Chubu Metropolitan Association, the Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa Television Broadcasting, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations Okinawa, the TrusTec Mizuno Okinawa...

Kiyuna wins third straight World Karate Championship, also repeats in group category with Kinjo and Uemura

Kiyuna wins third straight World Karate Championship, also repeats in group category with Kinjo and Uemura

 

November 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the fifth day of the World Karate Championship held in Madrid, Spain, Okinawan-born...