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One hundred attendees at Hawaii “Irei no Hi” memorial ceremony mourn lives lost in Battle of Okinawa

One hundred attendees at Hawaii

July 6, 2015 Hanae Higa Gushiken, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 23, a memorial ceremony, by the Japanese title of “Irei no Hi,” was held in the garden of the Hawaii Okinawa Center in memory of all the lives lost in the Battle of Okinawa. The memorial was for all victims, regardless of nationality or allegiance during the war. More than 100 people attended, including members of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA). At the ceremony, four Battle of Okinawa survivors,...

 

Okinawans and Hawaiians discuss how best to educate youth about traditional cultures

Okinawans and Hawaiians discuss how best to educate youth about traditional cultures

July 12, 2015 Shoichiro Yonamine of Ryukyu Shimpo

In the afternoon of July 11, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) and the Ryukyu Shimpo co-hosted a forum called “Connection Ichimadin (Forever): Future for Hawaii and Okinawa” at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. About 230 people...

Okinawa, Hawaii celebrate 30th anniversary of establishment of sister-state relations

Okinawa, Hawaii celebrate 30th anniversary of establishment of sister-state relations

July 12, 2015 Shoichiro Yonamine of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Honolulu

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga attended a dinner held at the Hawaii governor’s official residence to celebrate the 30th anniversary of sister-state relations in the evening of July 10.

Hawaii Governor David...