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One million paper cranes converted to stationery and sent to conflict-torn regions

One million paper cranes converted to stationery and sent to conflict-torn regions

June 14, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 11, the “Thousand Crane Project For a Hopeful Future,” which reutilizes paper cranes donated by peace memorial facilities and battle sites in Okinawa, held its fifth delivery ceremony at Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum in Mabuni, Itoman City.
The museum handed over approximately one million paper cranes to the “Thousand Crane Project For a Hopeful Future,” a non-profit-organization based in Hiroshima City. Those paper cranes will...

 

Protest rally against the Kadena-Futenma integration plan

Protest rally against the Kadena-Futenma integration plan

June 12, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

“Protest rally against the Kadena-Futenma integration plan” was held at Michinoeki Kadena, in Kadena Town. Those at the rally adopted a resolution and called for the rescinding of the Kadena-Futenma integration plan, the reduction of accidents related to the...

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Tripod Co. seeks to establish a medical tourism partnership with China to attract wealthy visitors

Tripod Co. seeks to establish a medical tourism partnership with China to attract wealthy visitors

June 11, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tripod is a company operating out of Tomigusuku City that mainly coordinates healthcare tourism. Its president, Seishu Tamaki, is seeking to collaborate with Yuanhua Healthcare Co.Ltd, headed by president Zhao Lei, to attract wealthy tourists from China. With 500,000...

Eisa Advertising Tower erected at the Raikamu intersection

Eisa Advertising Tower erected at the Raikamu intersection

June 14, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Zento (all islands) Eisa Festival Executive Committee (headed by Mitsuko Tomon, Mayor of Okinawa City) has erected a tower advertising Eisa, a type of folk dance unique to the people of the Ryukyu Islands, at the Raikamu (Rycom) intersection in Yamazato,...

The sun shining on squid drying in the open air on Ojima Island

The sun shining on squid drying in the open air on Ojima Island

June 11, 2011 by Yasuhide Matayoshi, Photographer of Ryukyu Shimpo

A typical scene as people start their traditional summer work of drying squid in the sun on the fishermen’s island of Ojima, Nanjo City. Squid caught in the morning are carefully prepared and brought into the port to be hung...

Ginowan Mayor’s sit-in-protest against the Osprey deployment

Ginowan Mayor’s sit-in-protest against the Osprey deployment

June 13, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of June 13 residents of Ginowan City watched a sit-in protest rally at the City Hall against plans to deploy the MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing transport aircraft. The protest included Takeshi Asato, mayor of Ginowan City, city council...

Governor Nakaima criticizes the Defense Minister’s notification of the plan to build the V-shaped runway at Henoko

Governor Nakaima criticizes the Defense Minister's notification of the plan to build the V-shaped runway at Henoko

June 14, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 13, Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa met Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at the prefectural office to formally tell him that the governments of the United States and Japan will decide to build a V-shape runway for the replacement facilities for the U.S....

Heads of 38 municipalities oppose the deployment of MV-22 Osprey at Futenma Air Station

June 11, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A survey conducted by Ryukyu Shimpo on June 10 about the deployment of MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft at the Futenma Air Station from 2012 has revealed that this is opposed by the heads of 38 of 48 municipalities in the prefecture....

Novelist describes his memory of the land taken by the U.S. military

Novelist describes his memory of the land taken by the U.S. military

June 9, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo,

Eighty-five year-old Tatsuhiro Oshiro, an Akutagawa Prize-winning writer, will publish his anthology of short stories Futenma yo through Shinchosha Co., Ltd. in mid-June. Futenma yo, is the overarching name of seven short stories written specifically...

Sutsuupunaka: celebration of a full harvest in Tarama Village

Sutsuupunaka: celebration of a full harvest in Tarama Village

June 8, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 6 and 7, the harvest festival Sutsuupunaka was held in four sites in Tarama Village with all the villagers wishing for a year with a good harvest.

From late in the evening on June 6 into the early hours of June 7, elders sang divine songs and...