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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 pitcher currently in the spotlight because of his shutout record and for achieving the most strikeouts in the Toto League. Three teams chose him in the first-round draft, and by drawing lots Softbank...

 

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...

Young Okinawan rugby player selected in top New Zealand high school team

Young Okinawan rugby player selected in top New Zealand high school team

May 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo original English article and photograph by Mark Ealey

Koza High School third year student Kenichiro Kuwae (17 years-old), of Awase, Okinawa City has been selected in one of New Zealand’s top secondary school teams.

Kuwae is studying at St. Bede’s College,...

Cyclist from Okinawa to go to the Olympics

May 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 1, the Japan Cycling Federation selected 27 year-old cyclist Yukiya Arashiro (from Ishigaki City, Team Europcar) as a male road bicycle race representative in the London Olympics. He is the first representative from Okinawa to be chosen for this year’s London...

Ukrainian Balokhin wins the Miyakojima triathlon for the first time

Ukrainian Balokhin wins the Miyakojima triathlon for the first time

April 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 15, the 28th All Japan Triath about us lon Miyakojima (co-hosted by Miyakojima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo) was held with 1470 triathlon athletes started off at 7:00am...

Possibility of holding an international tournament in Okinawa discussed at the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting

Possibility of holding an international tournament in Okinawa discussed at the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting

February 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 17 at Laguna Garden Hotel in Ginowan, officials of professional basketball leagues from Japan (bj), Korea (KBL) and Taiwan (SBL), were invited to attend the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting held to discuss international exchange among professional...

Thirty junior golfers come to Okinawa from Korea

Thirty junior golfers come to Okinawa from Korea

February 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Korea-Okinawa Friendship Junior Golf Camp in Okinawa, in which junior golfers from Okinawa and Korea practice and play together, started at 6:30am on February 16 at the Kanucha Golf Course. By February 15, 30 Korean junior players from the first grade of...

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