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Contest judging the awamori liquor that sleeps in households kicks off

Contest judging the awamori liquor that sleeps in households kicks off

February 28, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

A contest judging the awamori liquor that sleeps in Okinawan households kicked off at the Okinawa Regional Taxation Office in Naha February 27. The contest is evaluating 128 submissions collected through February 28 of awamori that has both been aging in a single bottle as well as awamori aged through a traditional aging method known as shitsugi. There is hope that the contest will scientifically confirm that shitsugi improves the quality of the liquor, and...

 

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

Osprey spotted flying above Futenma Elementary School

March 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

Around 5:30 pm on February 28 at Ginowan City Funtenma Elementary School, a transport aircraft Osprey was photographed flying. A student’s family member spotted and videotaped the Osprey. The video footage shows the bottom of the aircraft. In response...

Uza weaves hanaui to celebrate granddaughters’ coming-of-age

Uza weaves hanaui to celebrate granddaughters' coming-of-age

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shimizu Yuri

Eighty-three-year-old Sumi Uza of the Yuntanza-hanaui Industry Cooperative has woven four Yuntanza-hanaui long-sleeved kimono for her four granddaughters to celebrate their coming-of-age, starting with the eldest 15 years ago. In January,...

New York demonstrators protest Henoko base, call to acquit Yamashiro

New York demonstrators protest Henoko base, call to acquit Yamashiro

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

By Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On February 24 Okinawa Peace Appeal, a group comprised of Okinawan people who live in the United States, held a demonstration in New York supporting Chairman Hiroji...

Prefectural Assembly repeats request for closure of Futenma stating, “Okinawa is not a colony”

Prefectural Assembly repeats request for closure of Futenma stating, “Okinawa is not a colony”

 

February 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 21, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously adopted a written statement and protest resolution requesting the immediate closure of Futenma Air Station.

These were adopted in response to a Futenma Air Station...

“Would you build it in Lake Towada, Matsushima, or Lake Biwa?” Governor Takeshi Onaga says base relocation “For political purposes,” urges Diet committee to reconsider

“Would you build it in Lake Towada, Matsushima, or Lake Biwa?” Governor Takeshi Onaga says base relocation “For political purposes,” urges Diet committee to reconsider

 

February 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga held a conference to exchange ideas with Japan’s...

Uezu from Urasoe wins chance to compete in International Public Speaking Competition in London

Uezu from Urasoe wins chance to compete in International Public Speaking Competition in London

 

February 21, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On February 3, a preliminary round of the “International Public Speaking Competition 2018” sponsored by the English-Speaking Union was held in Tokyo. Marino Uezu from Urasoe City (a freshman at Ochanomizu...

Sakura the Hokkaido horse performed solidly at Ryukyuan horse racing

Sakura the Hokkaido horse performed solidly at Ryukyuan horse racing

 

February 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

N’maharashi, the Ryukyuan traditional horse racing in which horses compete in beauty, speed, and running-rhythm categories, was held at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Goya, Okinawa city on February 11.

Twenty-six horses from...

Purple Ipe as a symbol of appreciation

Purple Ipe as a symbol of appreciation

 

February 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In hopes of sending them as a token of his appreciation to those who have supported the cultural exchange, Okinawa Brazil Network Amigo Association President Akihiro Yonashiro, age 74, has been growing more than 200 pots of Ipe, or...

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

 

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Onna – The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University...

Yuntanza-hanaui incorporated in university academic regalia for first OIST graduation ceremony

Yuntanza-hanaui incorporated in university academic regalia for first OIST graduation ceremony

 

February 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 24, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) will hold its first graduation ceremony since it opened in 2014. OIST has recently collaborated with the Yuntanza-hanaui Industry Cooperative...