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Taco Rice creator Parlor Senri closes after 31 years

Taco Rice creator Parlor Senri closes after 31 years

July 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The creator of the now nationally famous Taco Rice,Taco-rice founder Parlor Senri, in the town of Kin in northern Okinawa, closed on June 29 after 31 years in operation. While fans lamented the store’s closing, they also expressed excitement about tasting the same flavor at chain restaurants across Okinawa Prefecture.

A total of seven King Tacos outlets serve the same Taco Rice dishes as those of Parlor Senri.

Parlor Senri was founded in 1984...

 

Collectable stamps of the Iriomote wild cat to help raise funds for its protection

Collectable stamps of the Iriomote wild cat to help raise funds for its protection

July 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 17, the Japan Post Network Okinawa Branch released sets of Iriomote wild cat original stamps. The launch of the new stamps onto the market commemorates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the animal, a special national treasure, which is found only on...

Okinawa Governor Onaga criticizes forcible passage of security bills in Lower House

July 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

With controversial security bills being forced through the Lower House, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga has given a severe critique of the Japanese government. Onaga said, “It is extremely disappointing the bills were passed forcibly while it should have been discussed...

French researcher wins highest award at Miyakojima dialect contest

French researcher wins highest award at Miyakojima dialect contest

July 18, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 22nd Miyakufutsu speech contest was held on July 12 at Matida Municipal Theater in Miyakojima.
Seven men and women from 27-year-olds to 66-year-olds performed their speeches on stage in Miyakufutu, the dialect of Miyakojima. With many stories of humor,...

New damage found on coral in Oura Bay possibly due to Henoko relocation plan

New damage found on coral in Oura Bay possibly due to Henoko relocation plan

July 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japanese government is carrying out preparation work in Oura Bay for construction of a new U.S. base that would replace the Futenma air base in Ginowan. On July 16, members of Diving Team Rainbow of the Helicopter Base Objection Association confirmed newly damaged...

Hawaii-Okinawa photo exhibition at Hawaii Okinawa Centre

Hawaii-Okinawa photo exhibition at Hawaii Okinawa Centre

July 9, 2015 Shoichiro Yonamine of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Hawaii

The Ryukyu Shimpo launched the Hawaii-Okinawa Press Photo exhibition at Hawaii Okinawa Centre in Oahu Island on July 8. The exhibition was held ahead of the Ryukyu Shimpo’s forum called “Kizuna Ichimadhin Future...

Hayao Miyazaki tells reporters he will do everything he can to prevent Henoko base construction

Hayao Miyazaki tells reporters he will do everything he can to prevent Henoko base construction

July 14, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 13, Hayao Miyazaki, anime film director and joint representative of the Henoko Fund, established with the aim of preventing the construction of a new military base in Nago City’s Henoko district, gave a press conference for reporters affiliated with the...

Sanabe receives Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation Award

Sanabe receives Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation Award

July 9, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation held its 19th award ceremony at Mitsukoshi Theater in the Chuo district of Tokyo on July 7. Thirty-five-year old Ryukyu dance grand master Yoshikazu Sanabe from Ryukyu Buyo Seibukai received the award. The award is given to...

New Yorkers gather to protest against new base construction in Henoko

New Yorkers gather to protest against new base construction in Henoko

July 13, 2015 Yoshiharu Higa, Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

In a gentle rain in the morning of June 30, a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko was held at Union Square Park in New York. In the lead up to Okinawa Memorial Day, participants carrying...

Ordinance to regulate sediment from outside Okinawa passes in assembly

Ordinance to regulate sediment from outside Okinawa passes in assembly

July 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 13, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passed an ordinance to regulate the use of sediment such as soil and stone from outside the prefecture passed in a majority. The ordinance was proposed by the ruling parties. Members of the ruling parties and the New Komeito...

Panel finds flaws in former governor’s approval of Henoko landfill

Panel finds flaws in former governor's approval of Henoko landfill

July 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 16, Hiroshi Oshiro, chairman of an advisory panel to Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga charged with investigating his predecessor’s approval of a landfill in Henoko, Nago to build a new base as part of the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma,...