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Three US students win Okinawa Essay Contest

Three US students win Okinawa Essay Contest

April 28, 2019 Rykyu Shimpo
By Tamiko Suzuki

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and the George Washington University Okinawa Collection held an awards ceremony at the university’s Gelman Library in D.C. on March 19 to recognize the Okinawa Essay Contest winners.

The contest invited undergraduate and graduate students from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Hawaii to submit academic research essays on Okinawa, of which three winning essays were selected. Each...

 

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...

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...