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6000 people come together from across the globe, enjoy samba and hula in a parade in Kokusai Street

6000 people come together from across the globe, enjoy samba and hula in a parade in Kokusai Street

October 12, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Several thousand people from 23 countries and two regions who came to participate in the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival marched in matching regional and national costumes in a parade in Kokusai Street in Naha City, at 4:00pm on October 12. Brazilian participants led by 1000 members of the samba corps moved lightly on their feet dancing to the rhythm of the drums during the parade.
The Hawaii Uchinachu troupe performed the hula dance...

 

Executive Committee to honor seven brave Hawaiian Uchinanchu who transported 550 pigs to their homeland following the devastation of war

Executive Committee to honor seven brave Hawaiian <em>Uchinanchu</em> who transported 550 pigs to their homeland following the devastation of war

October 8, 2011 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Executive Committee of the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival will formally recognize the efforts of seven brave people of Okinawan origin who brought 550 pigs for Okinawan people suffering from severe food shortages in 1948. On...

Record number of more than 5000 people to participate in the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival

Record number of more than 5000 people to participate in the 5th Worldwide <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival

October 7, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 6, it was reported that the number of people planning to come to Okinawa from other prefectures and countries to take part in the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival has reached a record-high of almost 6000. The festival will be held over a four-day...

Learn Okinawan dialect in English

Learn Okinawan dialect in English

October 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Part-time teacher at Seisa Kokusai High School Masashi Sakihara and three academics studying the Okinawan dialect are creating a textbook called Rikka, Uchinaa-nakai! that is designed to help people learn the Okinawan dialect through the medium...

Nursery rhymes to be sung to welcome Uchinanchu from all around the world

Nursery rhymes to be sung to welcome <em>Uchinanchu</em> from all around the world

October 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The “Choral Group for Okinawan Nursery Rhymes and School-Songs” (headed by Zenko Iramina), which consists of three nursery rhyme and school-song circles from the middle region of Okinawa Prefecture, is scheduled to participate in the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu...

Monorail featuring a picture of Shuri Castle runs

Monorail featuring a picture of Shuri Castle runs

September 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 26, a ceremony to mark the departure of a monorail carriage named “the Yui Rail Shuri Castle,” which has been wrapped with a picture of the castle, was held at Naha Station on the Okinawa City Monorail Line (Yui Rail) in conjunction with the...

100 year-old Okinawan Peruvian woman tells her story

100 year-old Okinawan Peruvian woman tells her story

September 7, 2011 Hisao Miyagi, reporter of Ryukyu Shimpo, in Lima City

As the Peru Okinawa Kenjin-Kai marked the 100th anniversary of its foundation, first-generation Okinawan Peruvian Tsuyu Toyama, who currently resides in Lima City, Peru, turned 100 this year but remains in good...

Argentina Okinawa Kenjin-Kai celebrates 60th Anniversary

Argentina Okinawa <em>Kenjin-Kai</em> celebrates 60th Anniversary

August 27, 2011 Hisao Miyagi of Ryukyu Shimpo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

On August 25 local time, at the Kenjin-Kai Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 250 people of Okinawan origin attended the Argentina Okinawa Kenjin-Kai’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of its foundation....

Peru Okinawa Kenjin-Kai celebrates 100th anniversary with the Deputy Governor in attendance

Peru Okinawa <em>Kenjin-Kai</em> celebrates 100th anniversary with the Deputy Governor in attendance

August 22, 2011 Hisao Miyagi reporter of Ryukyu Shimpo, in Lima City

On August 20, the Peru Okinawa Kenjin-Kai held a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of its foundation at the Okinawa Kenjin-Kai Hall, in Lima City, Peru, with approximately 250 people of Okinawan origin...

“The World Youth Uchinanchu Network” launched for the Festival, calls for young people to participate through Facebook

“The World Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Network” launched for the Festival, calls for young people to participate through Facebook

August 12, 2011 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

Ahead of the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival to be held in October, the Next-Generation Project team, which is working on organizing a network for young people, has recently launched the “The World Youth Uchinanchu Network,”...

Children of Okinawan emigrants participate in 10000 people Eisa Dance Parade

Children of Okinawan emigrants participate in 10000 people Eisa Dance Parade

August 8, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

“Ten thousand people Eisa Dance Parade” of the Summer Festival in Naha 2011, in which members of Youth Groups and Eisa groups from various parts of the prefecture took part in a vibrant dance performance, was held at Kokusai Street in Naha City on August 7.

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