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Karate Day: Over 2,000 people including children perform in Naha

Karate Day: Over 2,000 people including children perform in Naha

October 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 25, in commemoration of Karate Day, which highlights that Okinawa is the birthplace of Karate, events were held at a square in front of Tenbus-kan Hall and in Kokusai Street.

The Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai, Okinawa Prefectural Government and Prefectural Assembly hosted the festival.
At the square in front of the Tenbus-kan Hall, Karate men and women from each school,...

 

Strong opposition against temporary deployments of US Air National Guard F-16 squadrons to Kadena

Strong opposition against temporary deployments of US Air National Guard F-16 squadrons to Kadena

October 23, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Five F-16 fighters belonging to the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron located at Tulsa Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma landed at Kadena U.S. Air Base on October 22. According to the U.S. Air Force, 12 F-16 fighters will be deployed temporarily to Kadena...

18 organizations light candles in Osaka to support Governor’s revocation of landfill permit

18 organizations light candles in Osaka to support Governor’s revocation of landfill permit

October 21, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the night of October 20, “Stop! Henoko New Base Construction! Osaka Action,” a group made up of 18 citizens’ organizations working on the Okinawa base issue in Japan’s Kansai region, held a candlelight vigil in front of JR Osaka Station to show their...

Record number of tourist visits to Okinawa in 2015 high season

October 21, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 20, Okinawa’s prefectural government publicized the number of tourists to visit the prefecture in the first half of the 2015 fiscal year (April – September). The number reached a record high of 4,093,000, exceeding the number of tourists during...

Shimagurumi delegation to visit US, tell US congress members about governor’s revocation of Henoko landfill

Shimagurumi delegation to visit US, tell US congress members about governor’s revocation of Henoko landfill

October 19, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Now that Governor Takeshi Onaga has revoked authorization for the land reclamation needed to proceed with the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, it has been decided that on November 15, members of the “Island-Wide...

The World’s most tremendous Great Tug of War in Naha

The World’s most tremendous Great Tug of War in Naha

October 12, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 45th the Naha Tug of War was held at Kumoji intersection of Route 58 in Naha on October 11. About 275,000 people took part in the event.

The rope used in the tug of war is 200 meters long and weighs about 43 tons, and is recorded in the Guinness World...

Shimauta singer Kazufumi Miyazawa to teach at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

Shimauta singer Kazufumi Miyazawa to teach at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

October 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Singer and songwriter Kazufumi Miyazawa, a member of former Japanese rock band The Boom, will become a lecturer at the music department of Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts in April 2016. This was revealed at a lecture presented at the university on October...

Government panel members received 11 million yen from contractors to build new US base in Henoko

October 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three experts of the 13 members of an environmental oversight panel set up by the Okinawa Defense Bureau of the Ministry of Defense have received donations totalling 11 million yen from the companies that received orders to build a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago,...

Sea turtles raised from artificial hatching of eggs produced by mother that died in accident released

Sea turtles raised from artificial hatching of eggs produced by mother that died in accident released

October 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the night of October 4, at a beach of Kijoka, Ogimi, the Okinawa Churashima Foundation’s Research Center released ten baby turtles. They were from artificially raised and hatched eggs, which were taken from a female green sea turtle that was run over...

Two typhoon experts at University of the Ryukyus collaborate

Two typhoon experts at University of the Ryukyus collaborate

October 7, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Two typhoon experts, 44-year-old associate professor Hiroyuki Yamada and 33-year-old assistant professor Kosuke Ito have formed a rare partnership in their research into mesoscale meteorology and numerical weather prediction systems in the Geoscience Section at...

Katsuren Peninsula: rich sea where coral reefs live

Katsuren Peninsula: rich sea where coral reefs live

October 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Under the blue sea off the coast of Katsuren Peninsula, Uruma City, where helicopters belonging to Japanese Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military fly over frequently, precious coral colonies such as blue coral and Pavona cactus, commonly known as ‘lettuce coral’,...