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Okinawa Junior Study Tour – children of Okinawan immigrants learn about Okinawa

Okinawa Junior Study Tour - children of Okinawan immigrants learn about Okinawa

August 4, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At the prefectural government office on August 3, a welcome ceremony was held for the participants of the Okinawa Junior Study Tour, in which a group of children of Okinawan who emigrated overseas learned about the history and culture of Okinawa.
Twenty-three participants from 16 Okinawa Kenjinkai (associations of people from Okinawa) in ten different countries visited Okinawa on August 2. They are scheduled to mix with high school and junior high school...

 

Konishiki becomes cultural ambassador for Okinawa

Konishiki becomes cultural ambassador for Okinawa

July 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Prefecture has accredited 47 year-old Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan former sumo wrestler Konishiki Yasokichi as the 219th cultural ambassador for Uchina (Okinawa). Certification as cultural ambassador for Uchina is granted to people who...

Worldwide Eisa Festival to be held on October 15

Worldwide Eisa Festival to be held on October 15

July 7, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Worldwide Eisa Festival 2011, which aims to establish a new style of “participatory Eisa” as a world standard, is scheduled to be held at Onoyama Stadium in Naha City on October 15 and 16.
While the festival has been held under the name “the National...

Theme song for the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival selected

Theme song for the 5th Worldwide <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival selected

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nirai no Kanata (Beyond Nirai) was selected as the theme song for the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, which is scheduled to be held over four days from October 13.
Composer Katsushi Arakaki wrote the music and lyrics and Natchy (her real...

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Governor of Okinawa promotes the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Canada

Governor of Okinawa promotes the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Canada

June 3, 2011 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

A roadshow across North America headed by the governor of Okinawa, Hirokazu Nakaima, who visited Canada to promote the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival scheduled for October, arrived in Calgary City, Canada in the afternoon on June 1....

Okinawan House to be constructed in New Caledonia as a center for friendship

Okinawan House to be constructed in New Caledonia as a center for friendship

June 1, 2011 by Tsuyoshi Arakaki of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawan Japanese Community Association of New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France located in the South Pacific, and also known as the “island closest to Heaven,” has recently started construction of an “Okinawan House”...

New Caledonia joins 5th Uchinanchu Festival for the first time

New Caledonia joins 5th Uchinanchu Festival for the first time

May 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty people of Okinawan descent and a number of government officials from New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France, will take part in the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival scheduled to be held in October 2011.
Four members of a family from New Caledonia...

“The 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival” Pre-Event: Global Next Generation Project

“The 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival” Pre-Event: Global Next Generation Project

March 27, 2011. Ryukyu Shimpo

The “Global Next Generation Project,” the pre-event of the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, was held in the hall of University of the Ryukyus on March 26.

During the event, local Okinawan students who have experienced exchanges with people of Okinawan...

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