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Multi-generational World Uchinanchu Day celebration takes place in the Washington D.C. area

Multi-generational World Uchinanchu Day celebration takes place in the Washington D.C. area

 

November 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Yukiyo Zaha

 

Washington D.C. – The Washington Okinawa Kai (Itsuko Asato, president), formed by Okinawans and their descendants living in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, celebrated the October 30 anniversary “World Uchinanchu Day,” from October 28-30, hosting dinners in five areas including Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Members from different generations gathered to celebrate,...

 

New Marine-like GSDF unit considered for deployment to Okinawa after U.S. Marines’ relocation

New Marine-like GSDF unit considered for deployment to Okinawa after U.S. Marines’ relocation

 

November 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It came to light on October 31 that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and Self-Defense Forces (SDF) are considering Camp Hansen in Okinawa as a potential place to deploy the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB), a unit of the Ground...

First Japanese hailing from Ginowan City crowned best gelato-maker in the world

First Japanese hailing from Ginowan City crowned best gelato-maker in the world

 

October 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 28, Taizo Shibano, a 42-year-old executive of La Vous, a gelato shop in Ginowan City that uses locally-sourced Okinawan ingredients, was awarded first place in the Gelato World Cup held in Italy. Now that Taizo is the first...

A call to “gather at the birthplace of Karate,” as registration opens for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

A call to “gather at the birthplace of Karate,” as registration opens for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

 

November 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Participant registration for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament, which will be held starting August 1, 2018, began on November 1.

Including both the competitions and seminars, the tournament is aiming for between...

Global Uchinanchu community connects across borders, celebrating the first “World Uchinanchu Day,” together

Global Uchinanchu community connects across borders, celebrating the first “World Uchinanchu Day,” together

 

October 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture hosted “World Uchinanchu Day,” which was designated last year the 6th International Uchinanchu Festival, on October 30 at the ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harbor View in Naha.

The event was attended by...

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama criticizes forced Henoko base construction

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama criticizes forced Henoko base construction

 

October 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 26, Former Prime Minister and East Asian Community Institute (EACI) Chairman Yukio Hatoyama, Ryukoku University Professor Yasukatsu Matsushima from the Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans...

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

 

October 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Twelve children between the age of four and eleven living in Fukushima prefecture and their six mothers were invited to the Geruma Camp at Geruma Island, Zamami Village in Okinawa on October 24 and 25.

The event has been carried...

Farewell Ringo, a female lion finishes her life at 18 years of age

Farewell Ringo, a female lion finishes her life at 18 years of age

 

October 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A female lion named Ringo, who was raised at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum, died at 10:40am on October 16.

She died of natural causes at the age of 18 and two months. In general, lions in captivity usually live for about 15 years.

The...

Ministry of Defense confirms plan to resume flights of the U.S. military accident aircraft

Ministry of Defense confirms plan to resume flights of the U.S. military accident aircraft

 

October 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 26, the Ministry of Defense confirmed it will resume U.S. military aircraft flights and presented an opinion on the recent accident involving a U.S. military helicopter making a crash landing and catching fire in Takae, Higashi...

US Army veteran gives interview on 1959 Naha accidental nuke missile firing

US Army veteran gives interview on 1959 Naha accidental nuke missile firing

 

October 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Washington Special Correspondent Yukiyo Zaha reporting

 

On June 19, 1959, a Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile equipped with a nuclear warhead at US-controlled Naha Air Base was accidentally ignited and fired due...

Former US soldier details account of 1959 Naha accidental nuke firing fatal to fellow soldiers

Former US soldier details account of 1959 Naha accidental nuke firing fatal to fellow soldiers

 

October 26, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Washington Special Correspondent Yukio Zaha reporting

 

Fifty-eight years ago on June 19, a sunny Friday morning, a Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile equipped with a nuclear warhead was fired accidentially from...