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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 Day chocolates to female fans who came to support the team.

The Yomiuri Giants held the event two hours earlier than scheduled to fit it in with the training schedule. One hundred female...

 

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.

This year...

Koza wins a ticket to Hanazono in high school rugby

Koza wins a ticket to Hanazono in high school rugby

November 2, 2012 Risa Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 1, at the Okinawa Prefectural Sports Park rugby field, the final of...

Okinawa Shogaku High School wins Kyushu baseball tournament

November 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 2, the final of the 131st High School Baseball Championship of the Kyushu region was held at the Nagasaki Prefectural Baseball Ballpark. These games decide the schools that will compete in the National Championship in next spring. Okinawa Shogaku High...

Softbank Hawks win the right to negotiate with Higashihama

Softbank Hawks win the right to negotiate with Higashihama

October 26, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 25, in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) draft, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks have won the right to negotiate with Nao Higashihama, who is now a player at Asia University but is originally from Okinawa Shogaku High School. Higashihama is a right-handed...

Karate and traditional martial arts symposium held in Naha

Karate and traditional martial arts symposium held in Naha

October 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 20, the Naha Karate Association (NKA) and Naha Municipal Government held a symposium entitled “Naha, Home of Karate and Traditional Martial Arts 2012” at Palette Civic Theater in Naha. They recommended that karate be expanded globally and suggested...

Urasoe Commercial HS team presents “soil from Koshien” to player

Urasoe Commercial HS team presents

September 26, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 25, the Urasoe Commercial High School (UCHS) baseball team that took part in the national Koshien Summer Championship presented some “sacred soil” from the Koshien Stadium and a practice ball to Yo Teruya, a third-year student of the Okinawa...

Real Madrid to set up training school in Ishigaki

Real Madrid to set up training school in Ishigaki

September 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 31, the Ishigaki Municipal Office announced that the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) has moved to set up a football academy in Ishigaki. The foundation will be established by Real Madrid, which is a powerful football club in the Spanish first division,...

Young kick boxer captures third title

Young kick boxer captures third title

August 22, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fourteen year-old kick boxer, Kaito Gibu, a second grade pupil of Nago Municipal Omiya Junior High School, secured his third title in a competition held in Tokyo.
Gibu intends to fight in various competitions in future, saying, “I am determined to win...

Five children from Nago will go to Argentina to learn football

Five children from Nago will go to Argentina to learn football

July 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Five junior high-school students who belong to a football club in Nago, Escuela de Barbie Futbol, will go to Argentina for two weeks from August 10. They are looking forward to their experience in the home of football.

When he was in his teens, the head of...