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Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus hold newspaper course

Ryukyu Shimpo and University of the Ryukyus hold newspaper course

April 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 15, at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara, the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper and the university’s Faculty of Education cooperated to launch a newspaper course. The course is a continuation from the last academic year. It aims to teach students the role and structure of newspapers, and how they can be used in education, by introducing examples of NIE (Newspapers in Education) to students who hope to become teachers.

Nine students in the...

 

Okinawan sculptor to present a large-sized shisa to the Okinawa Association of Argentina

Okinawan sculptor to present a large-sized <em>shisa</em> to the Okinawa Association of Argentina

April 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Seventy-five-year-old sculptor Minoru Kinjo, based in Yomitan Village, will present a pair of large-sized shisa to the Okinawa Association of Argentina. Shisa is a traditional Okinawan ceramic art. Shisa or lion-dogs are believed to ward...

[Editorial]Mr. President: Do not smother democracy in Okinawa!


President Obama, we extend a hearty welcome to you. We welcome your visit to Japan and place our highest hopes in the outcome of the meeting...

EVA Airways plans to launch flights between Naha and Taipei in mid-June

April 10, 2014 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

EVA Airways, a major airline based in Taiwan, plans to launch new flights between Naha and Taipei on June 17 for the first time. The airline will use Airbus A321-200 with 184 seats, and it will operate one round trip per day. The new addition to the...

Plaintiffs claim landfill work for building US base will damage biodiversity of Henoko

April 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The first verbal blows have been struck in a lawsuit challenging Okinawa Governor’s approval of the landfill to build a U.S. air base. On April 16 at the Naha District Court, plaintiffs and local residents asked the court to invalidate Governor Hirokazu...

Nago Mayor to visit the United States in May

Nago Mayor to visit the United States in May

April 10, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 9, Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine announced plans to visit the United States in the middle of May to declare his opposition to the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to Henoko in Nago.

He is still finalizing the details of his schedule,...

Fishery cooperative and companies create fund for protecting Mozuku seaweed in Kumejima

Fishery cooperative and companies create fund for protecting Mozuku seaweed in Kumejima

April 11, 2014 Tetsuya Nakajima correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

An agreement signing ceremony for a fund to protect Mozuku seaweed was held on April 2 at the town office on Kumejima Island. Kumejima Mayor Choko Taira, Seiji Tonaki, the president of the Kumejima Fishing Cooperative, Takayuki...

Nerpai ritual for charm against Tsunami

<em>Nerpai</em> ritual for charm against Tsunami

April 14, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In Gusukube district of Miyakojima City on April 8, people carried out a traditional Ryukyuan ritual Nerpai to pray for a good harvest and set up charms against tsunami.

About 30 citizens of two villages, Sunagawa and Tomori, took part in the ritual....

An escaping crocodile captured at Chatan restaurant

An escaping crocodile captured at Chatan restaurant

April 13, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Around 8:43 a.m. on April 12, the police received a phone call that a reared crocodile had escaped from a restaurant in Mihama district of Chatan. The restaurant was temporarily closed for renovations. At 9:55 a.m., the police officers found the crocodile at a site...

Okinawan makeup artist shows her talent at international competitions

Okinawan makeup artist shows her talent at international competitions

April 10, 2014 Naoki Isa of Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirty-three-year-old Akiko Yamakawa from Nago City has been training to become a top makeup artist in the United States. Although she could not speak English in the beginning, she set her mind on success and moved to the United States at the age of...

OPG to interview Okinawan Americans who worked for the U.S. military during the Battle of Okinawa

April 10, 2014 Masatoshi Inafuku of Ryukyu Shimpo

In this fiscal year, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) will carry out a project to interview and collect the stories of Okinawan Americans who worked for the U.S. military during the Battle of Okinawa.

It will be the first time...