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Legendary Okinawan boxing trainer closes gym

Legendary Okinawan boxing trainer closes gym

June 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

This year, Shinkichi Kinjo, manager of the Okinawa Shogaku High School boxing club, will close the Winner Boxing Gym, which he has been running for the last 30 years in Shuri, Naha. The gym has turned out many famous boxers and has had a significant impact on Okinawan boxing history. Having seen the gym’s boxing ring covered in the sweat and tears of many boxers, Kinjo said, “I am grateful to have met so many children and that so many people have supported...

 

Okinawan karate men win at East Asian Senior Championship

Okinawan karate men win at East Asian Senior Championship

June 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the 3rd East Asian Senior Karate Championship, which began on June 8 in Wuhan, China, Japan won all the Kata divisions for individual men, women, and teams. Okinawan Ryo Kyuna (Ryueiryu) has now won two consecutive years in the men’s Kata Individual Division....

Doctor joins handball team to pursue his dream

Doctor joins handball team to pursue his dream

June 6, 2013 Noriko Oshiro of Ryukyu Shimpo

A doctor has joined the ranks of Japan’s top handball players. Shogo Nakamura, 30, from Iwate Prefecture, has passed the tryout for Ryukyu Corazon, a team in the Japan Handball League. He came to Okinawa on June 4 and joined the other members...

Takara to take part in Deaflympics

Takara to take part in Deaflympics

June 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

From July 26 in Sofia, Bulgaria, the International Olympic Committee will hold the Summer Deaflympics, in which deaf athletes compete at an elite level. Miki Takara, from Tomigusuku and a senior at Shikoku Gakuin University, will represent Japan in volleyball.

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Ukrainian Balokhin wins Miyako-jima triathlon again

Ukrainian Balokhin wins Miyako-jima triathlon again

April 22, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 29th All Japan Triathlon Miyako-jima (co-hosted by Miyako-jima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo) was held on April 21 but had the swim part of the race canceled due to strong winds. As a result, it changed to a run-bike-run duathlon.

This is the first time...

Ryan Fisher comes out top in the Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup

Ryan Fisher comes out top in the Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup

April 15, 2013 Taichi Hirayasu of Ryukyu Shimpo
 
The Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup 2013 and Ishigaki Triathlon 2013 were held on Ishigaki Island on April 14. The two events were co-organized by Ishigaki City, the Triathlon Union, Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa Television Broadcasting Co.,...

Yokozuna Harumafuji starts training camp in Tomigusuku

Yokozuna Harumafuji starts training camp in Tomigusuku

February 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 20, Yokozuna Harumafuji and Aminishiki, sumo wrestlers who belong to the Isegahama stable, started training in the grounds of Toyomi Elementary School in Tomigusuku. Harumafuji, who was undefeated in the January Tournament said, “I will practice...

More than ten thousand participants in the 2013 Okinawa Marathon

More than ten thousand participants in the 2013 Okinawa Marathon

February 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 17, the 21st Okinawa Marathon was held. The race started at Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park in Okinawa City. A total of 14233 participants competed, including 11612 in the full marathon, and 2621 in the ten kilometer road race. The event marked...

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Miyaguni gives Valentine’s chocolates to female fans

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Miyaguni gives Valentine’s chocolates to female fans

February 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 14, at Okinawa Cellular Stadium in Naha, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants, which commenced its second training camp, held a special Valentine’s Day event in the stadium. Two young pitchers, Ryosuke Miyaguni, who is from Okinawa, and Yuki Koyama, gave Valentine’s...

Eight professional baseball teams visit Okinawa for training camps

Eight professional baseball teams visit Okinawa for training camps

February 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

A total of 12 professional baseball teams commenced training camps on February 1. Eight of them have come to Okinawa to hold camps in various parts of the prefecture. On January 31, three teams, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars and...

Welcome event for 15 professional baseball teams

Welcome event for 15 professional baseball teams

January 25, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 24, at Naha Airport, an event organized by the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Okinawa Sports Convention Promotion Association to welcome professional baseball teams to Okinawa was held ahead of their training camps.

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