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Yanbarukuina made a surprise visit to a private residence in Ogimi

Yanbarukuina made a surprise visit to a private residence in Ogimi

 

September 8, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ayako Sakaguchi

 

Yanbarukuina or Okinawa rail, which is an endangered species and designated as a natural treasure of Japan suddenly appeared in the house of Mitsuaki Miyagi in Takasato, Ogimi Village. While Yanbarukuina are sometimes found in the gardens of private residences in Yasuda, Kunigami Village, it is rare for them to be found inside homes.

Miyagi expressed his surprise;...

 

Get ready! Kinoshita circus returns to present super-miracle-illusion

Get ready! Kinoshita circus returns to present super-miracle-illusion

 

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

With a message of love, courage, and excitement, the Super Miracle Illusion Kinoshita circus in Okinawa will be held from December 15 as a launch event for the Ryukyu Shimpo main building.

The Kinoshita circus is one of the...

Defense ministry eyes Bora mine as likely site for ammunition depot in GSDF deployment to Miyako

Defense ministry eyes Bora mine as likely site for ammunition depot in GSDF deployment to Miyako

 

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

(Miyako) Interviews with multiple government officials revealed, on September 6, that the “Bora mine” in Bora, Gusukube, Miyako is being eyed as a likely candidate for an ammunition depot to store missiles as part of the plan to...

US military report: MV-22 Osprey crash in Nago caused by pilot error in difficult weather

US military report: MV-22 Osprey crash in Nago caused by pilot error in difficult weather

 

September 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 11, The Ministry of Defense announced a summary of a report by the U.S. military of an accident in which an MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft belonging to the Futenma Air Station crashed off...

Okinawa City sets Guinness World Record for longest origami crane lei on local Day of Peace

Okinawa City sets Guinness World Record for longest origami crane lei on local Day of Peace

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

In Okinawa City, a project called “The Origami Crane Project: The Longest Origami Crane Lei” has been underway in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of connected origami cranes.

On September...

Okinawa plans to improve their Agu pig stock by freezing genetic material of select specimens

Okinawa plans to improve their Agu pig stock by freezing genetic material of select specimens

September 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture is moving forward with a plan to freeze the semen of select Agu pigs, the native pig breed in Okinawa.

As part of a plan to improve Okinawa Agu pork, pigs that grow quickly and produce the best meat will have their semen...

Descendants outraged as Chibichiri Gama found vandalized, collected remains destroyed

Descendants outraged as Chibichiri Gama found vandalized, collected remains destroyed

September 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Yomitan – Chibichiri Gama, a cave in Namihira, Yomitan where civilians were forced to commit suicide by the Japanese military after the Battle of Okinawa, was discovered to be vandalized on the morning of September 12.

Shoichi...

Celebrating 20 years of bonds built through business, the WUB vow to “Work the Net Together” at conference in Hawaii

Celebrating 20 years of bonds built through business, the WUB vow to “Work the Net Together” at conference in Hawaii

 

September 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Wu Li Jun

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB), founded 20 years ago, held their 21st WUB Network Conference at Hawaii University’s East-West Center September 1.

The conference was attended by around...

Mao Ishikawa’s Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll parts 1-4 exhibition opens with new pieces in Naha

Mao Ishikawa’s Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll parts 1-4 exhibition opens with new pieces in Naha

September 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On September 5 Mao Ishikawa’s photograph exhibition, the Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll parts 1-4, opened at Naha Civic Gallery in Kumoji, Naha City.

The same day Ishikawa conducted a gallery talk during which she gave some exposition...

Diomedea immutabilis return to sky after recovery in Nago

Diomedea immutabilis return to sky after recovery in Nago

 

August 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Three diomedea immutabilis birds were taken into care after they were lost in Okinawa due to the typhoon in early August.

Two of them were released on the 21-seiki no mori beach on August 22.

The two birds flew towards...

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

 

August 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A large number of fishhooks and lures are being left around Kokuba river in Naha city, making the rivers dangerous for local species.

More people go fishing during the summer break season, and the city’s conservation department...