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New head for Japanese Association of Southern California

November 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sadao Tome, 72, was elected as the next executive director of the Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California (Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai) by its board in October. The association is the unified body for the 40 kenjinkai (prefectural associations) from Japan’s total of 47 prefectures. The Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai, which is the largest non-profit organization run by Japanese people in California, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding...

 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...