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Unai appraised for Okinawan theater performance in Hawaii

Unai appraised for Okinawan theater performance in Hawaii

November 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 13 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, the theatrical group Unai held their first performance in Hawaii. While Ryukyuan performing arts are popular in Hawaii, performances of Okinawan theater are rare. In the audience questionnaire, 152 out of 170 respondents wrote that the performance satisfied them. On October 25, the group held a workshop at the University of Hawaii.

The Unai support group suggested the performance to the United Hawaii Okinawa...

 

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

24th Chubu Time Prediction Race held in Okinawa

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 24th Chubu Time Prediction Race was held at the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park in Okinawa City on November 17.

About 3,800 people from among 4,232 applicants took part in the four categories of 20, 10, 5 and 3 kilometer races, with 3,756 people...

All Japan Abstinence Federation marks 50th anniversary in Okinawa

All Japan Abstinence Federation marks 50th anniversary in Okinawa

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the All Japan Abstinence Federation was held at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan on November 17.

About 2,150 members of the federation and their family from 44 prefectural and...

Sandwich Sharp wins Koza A-lunch Competition

Sandwich Sharp wins Koza A-lunch Competition

November 14, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The third Koza A-lunch Competition was held on November 9 and 10 at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Okinawa City. Many food fans enjoyed lunch served from at eleven stalls set up for the competition. Sandwich Sharp (Kitanakagusuku Village) won the A Grand Prix...

Okinawa Tourist Service issues guide booklet for Muslim travelers

Okinawa Tourist Service issues guide booklet for Muslim travelers

November 13, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha City-based Okinawa Tourist Service has issued an English version of the booklet entitled “Muslim friendly Okinawa.” On November 12, Yoshikazu Higashi, the president of the Okinawa Tourist Service, and Yoshiyuki Uehara, the chairman of the...

Ryukyu-Okinawa traditional arts group performs in Germany to promote Okinawa tourism

Ryukyu-Okinawa traditional arts group performs in Germany to promote Okinawa tourism

November 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A group of Okinawan traditional performing artists sent overseas as part of the prefecture’s Performing Arts Promotion Project, finished their three-performance tour of France and Germany. The project aims to attract overseas tourists to Okinawa by introducing...

Asiana Airlines starts flights between Naha and Busan

Asiana Airlines starts flights between Naha and Busan

November 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines commenced flights between Naha and Busan on November 14. These new regular flights follow on from the service operating between Naha and Seoul. The new service will offer round-trip services on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday...

Pre-Trade Fair for Okinawa Great Trade Fair

Pre-Trade Fair for Okinawa Great Trade Fair

November 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The pre-trade fair for the Okinawa Great Trade Fair, the largest international business convention for food suppliers in Japan, started at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan on November 14.

Twenty-three buyers from outside Okinawa and 79 from abroad...

Migratory birds at pond at Tomigusuku

Migratory birds at pond at Tomigusuku

November 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The migration of birds is gathering momentum with birds gathering at waterways around Okinawa. On November 7, black-faced spoonbills, an endangered species listed in the Red Data Book, black-winged stilts, and ducks were seen picking at food and preening their...

Agent Orange second-generation victim urges Okinawa to conduct health survey

Agent Orange second-generation victim urges Okinawa to conduct health survey

November 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Agent Orange second-generation victim Heather Bowser gave a lecture at the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly on November 11. Her late father was a Vietnam War veteran and a victim of the defoliant known as Agent Orange. She was born without a right leg below the knee,...

Almost all Nago citizens oppose reclamation proposal

Almost all Nago citizens oppose reclamation proposal

November 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 7, the Nago City Office revealed that 99 percent of 2,500 public comments they had received were opposed to the reclamation proposal to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in Nago. The Japanese government has applied to the Okinawa...