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Okinawa Karatekaikan, new sacred place for Karate practitioners

Okinawa Karatekaikan, new sacred place for Karate practitioners

March 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The highly-anticipated inauguration of Okinawa Karatekaikan was held on March 5. With the building open to the public, Karate groups showcased their exercises. Those who visited the building said they were happy to see it completed.

Kazuhiko Shimoji of Shorinryu Kawasaki Do-jo, said, “It is a nice and refreshing building.”

Eleven-year-old Shunto Sueyoshi of Shorinryu Seinshinkan Sakugawa Do-jo, who practices karate two times a week,...

 

Irish national Frazer and Akita resident Suzuki win 25th Okinawa Marathon

Irish national Frazer and Akita resident Suzuki win 25th Okinawa Marathon

February 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On February 19 in the morning 35-year-old Irish national Thomas Frazer, who currently lives in Uruma City, won the men’s division of the full marathon with a time of 2 hours 27 minutes and 9 seconds. Thirty-two-year-old Eri Suzuki from Akita...

Karate Kaikan due to open next month

Karate Kaikan due to open next month

February 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports in Okinawa announced the schedule of events for the opening of Okinawa Karate Kaikan on February 16. The kaikan will be open on March 4 in Tomigusuku City. There will be an inauguration ceremony and symposium on...

Okinawa Plans 40 country, 700 participant International Karate Tournament for the summer of 2018

Okinawa Plans 40 country, 700 participant International Karate Tournament for the summer of 2018

January 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament will be held in August of 2018 to both solidify Okinawa’s status as the birthplace of Karate, and also to give practitioners and enthusiasts a place to interact. Related to the commemoration of the opening of the...

Physically challenged karate champion and the two masters behind her success

Physically challenged karate champion and the two masters behind her success

November 25, 2016 Wakana Hanmine of Ryukyu Shimpo

An unexpected bond between three generations of masters and an apprentice has resulted in a karate champion. Aika Arakaki is a 23-year-old who is deaf and practices karate while working at a confectionery factory in Naha. In October, she won...

Japan wins the Men’s Team Kata at the Karate World Championships

October 31, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ryo Kiyuna, Arata Kinjo, and Takuya Uemura from Ryueiryu-Ryuhoukai defeated France 5-0 in the championship round of the team Kata to win the first gold medal for Japan since two competitions ago on October 30, the final day of the Karate World Championships held...

3973-Person Karate demonstration breaks Guinness World Record at anniversary festival on Kokusai Street

3973-Person Karate demonstration breaks Guinness World Record at anniversary festival on Kokusai Street

October 24, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Karate Guinness World Record was attempted at the “Karate Day Anniversary Demonstration Festival,” on Kokusai Street in Naha, October 23. A simultaneous demonstration of 3973 people was formally recognized by adjudicators, setting a new Guinness World Record....

Citizens criticize city assembly for approving Self Defense Force deployment to Ishigaki

Citizens criticize city assembly for approving Self Defense Force deployment to Ishigaki

September 30, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Regarding the debate over deployment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) to Ishigaki City, a rally march and citizens’ gathering were held on September 29 in protest of the city assembly’s passing of a resolution to request the deployment.

Approximately...

Japanese team, including Kinjo, Kyuna and Uemura, wins three consecutive championships at Karate 1 Premier League

Japanese team, including Kinjo, Kyuna and Uemura, wins three consecutive championships at Karate 1 Premier League

October 3, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

The World Karate 1 Premier League was held on October 2 at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Naha City. The Japanese team, including Arata Kinjo, Ryo Kyuna and Takuya Uemura, who belong to Ryueiryu and the National team, won three consecutive championship titles...

Kings loses close game at B-League opening match

Kings loses close game at B-League opening match

September 23, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Men’s basketball match called B-League opened on September 22 at the National Yoyogi Stadium. The game was held between the Ryukyu Golden Kings and the Alvark Tokyo at the First Gymnasium. The Kings who was once losing at the beginning of the game caught...

Japan wins bronze medal in Wheelchair Rugby in Rio thanks to Nakazato, Norimatsu and other players’ good showing

Japan wins bronze medal in Wheelchair Rugby in Rio thanks to Nakazato, Norimatsu and other players' good showing

September 18, Ryukyu Shimpo

Masatoshi Inafuku reports from Rio de Janeiro

On the morning of September 18, (the afternoon of the same day in Japan), the last day of competition in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, Japan won the bronze medal with a 52-50 win to Canada in the third place...

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