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“I Lost My Voice:” Naha’s Giant Tug-of-War Unites Tourists and Locals

“I Lost My Voice:” Naha’s Giant Tug-of-War Unites Tourists and Locals

October 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

The 48th annual Naha Giant Tug-of-War took place at the Kumoji intersection on Route 58 on October 7. The event, organized by the Office of the Conservation Society of the Naha Giant Tug-of-War, lead to streets that brimmed with excitement from locals and tourists alike.

Participants split into two teams: East and West, with 15,000 attendees on each side.

The intense competition commenced at approximately 4:30 p.m.,...

 

Artist Manabu Kochi from Naha to have artwork displayed at a French national museum in Paris

Artist Manabu Kochi from Naha to have artwork displayed at a French national museum in Paris

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Ami Chibana

 

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A 14 percent increase in tourism-related economic effect, record high at 1.17 trillion yen

September 26, Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 25, the Okinawa Prefecture Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports announced the economic ripple effect of travel-related services and tourism for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

The effect was calculated based on travel and tourism expenditure,...

Hawaii establishes September 27 as Pigs from the Sea Day in commemoration of 1948 gesture

Hawaii establishes September 27 as Pigs from the Sea Day in commemoration of 1948 gesture

October 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hanae Higa Gushiken

 

On September 27 (local time) in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room of the Hawaii State Capitol Building in Honolulu, the 70th anniversary of the happening known as Pigs from the Sea was commemorated.

Officials...

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

New governor Denny Tamaki will work to prevent construction of Henoko base

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

At 1:55 p.m. on October 4, Denny Tamaki, 58, held an inaugural press conference in the Prefectural Office’s special conference room. At the beginning of the press conference Tamaki made a statement as the new governor, “I will follow...

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

Denny Tamaki visits Henoko and reiterates his determination to stop Henoko base construction

 

October 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 3 Denny Tamaki, after his election but prior to assuming office as governor of Okinawa, visited the sit-in at the front of the gate to Camp Schwab in Henoko, Nago City. As rain fell, about 130 gathered citizens smiled and...

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

Ex-U.S. military base worker convicted of rape and murder of woman in Okinawa will not appeal life sentence, officially ending legal proceedings

 

October 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kenneth...

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

New Naha bus terminal kicks off service

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

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Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

Dugong lawsuit appealed to U.S. High Court

 

September 26, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha

 

On September 24 the plaintiffs in the dugong lawsuit, who requested a stop to construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility in Henoko, Nago City, appealed to the Federal High...

Editorial – Newly elected Governor Tamaki announces his opposition to new U.S. military bases

 

October 1, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa gubernatorial election, held after the passing of Governor Takeshi...

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

About 70 percent of Okinawans including some LDP voters support OPG’s revocation of land reclamation approval

September 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Over the course of three days starting on September 14, the Ryukyu Shimpo conducted a telephone public opinion poll jointly with the Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company (OTV) and JX Press Corporation.

The poll revealed that about 70...