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Sakura the Hokkaido horse performed solidly at Ryukyuan horse racing

Sakura the Hokkaido horse performed solidly at Ryukyuan horse racing

 

February 22, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

N’maharashi, the Ryukyuan traditional horse racing in which horses compete in beauty, speed, and running-rhythm categories, was held at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Goya, Okinawa city on February 11.

Twenty-six horses from all over Okinawa including neighboring islands performed at the event, entertaining the audiences with its rare running techniques and beautiful decorations.

 

It featured the first...

 

Purple Ipe as a symbol of appreciation

Purple Ipe as a symbol of appreciation

 

February 23, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

In hopes of sending them as a token of his appreciation to those who have supported the cultural exchange, Okinawa Brazil Network Amigo Association President Akihiro Yonashiro, age 74, has been growing more than 200 pots of Ipe, or...

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

OIST awards its first doctorates to 14 scholars

 

February 25, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Onna – The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University...

Yuntanza-hanaui incorporated in university academic regalia for first OIST graduation ceremony

Yuntanza-hanaui incorporated in university academic regalia for first OIST graduation ceremony

 

February 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On February 24, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) will hold its first graduation ceremony since it opened in 2014. OIST has recently collaborated with the Yuntanza-hanaui Industry Cooperative...

Humpback whale family enjoys swiming in harbor in Tokashiki

Humpback whale family enjoys swiming in harbor in Tokashiki

February 15, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

As whale watching season reaches its peak, a family of humback whales was found swimming in the harbor near Tokashiki island for about four hours from 10:00 a.m. on February 14.

The family of whales was seen around Gusukujima and the Tokashiki...

Sake cup gifted to Konoe Iehiro 300 years ago by Tei Junsoku found preserved in Kyoto

Sake cup gifted to Konoe Iehiro 300 years ago by Tei Junsoku found preserved in Kyoto

 

February 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Recently it came to light that the Yomei Bunko Foundation of Kyoto has been preserving some artifacts relating to the Ryukyu Kingdom for about 300 years.

Among these items are a particular sake cup (called the Kōrinkaihai)...

Osprey aerial refueling confirmed near the hamlet of Ada

Osprey aerial refueling confirmed near the hamlet of Ada

 

February 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

It was confirmed around 5:45 p.m. on February 14 that a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 transport Osprey was engaging in aerial refueling near the hamlet of Ada, Kunigami Village.

The cause of the crash in Abu, Nago City...

Memorial statue commemorating the landing of John Manjiro unveiled at Odo Beach in Itoman

Memorial statue commemorating the landing of John Manjiro unveiled at Odo Beach in Itoman

 

February 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Itoman – A statue commemorating the landing of John Manjiro on Odo Beach in Itoman, Okinawa, aptly named the, “John Manjiro Landing Memorial,” was unveiled at a ceremony hosted by Itoman City February 18. The day marked the anniversary...

Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education requests the suspension of flight above schools

Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education requests the suspension of flight above schools

 

February 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

On February 15, Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education Superintendent Shojin Heshiki met with Ministry of Defense Okinawa Defense Bureau (OBD) Director Kouichiro Nakajima. Superintendent Heshiki verbally requested for...

Minister of Defense says internal communication delays by U.S. military caused late reporting on dropped Osprey engine intake, no apology from U.S. military

Minister of Defense says internal communication delays by U.S. military caused late reporting on dropped Osprey engine intake, no apology from U.S. military

 

February 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Tokyo – Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera spoke at a press conference concerning the accident wherein an engine intake falling from an MV-22 Osprey February 16.

Regarding the issue of the late notification from...

Former Defense Minister Kyuma doubts need for Henoko base due to military technological advancements

Former Defense Minister Kyuma doubts need for Henoko base due to military technological advancements

 

February 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Former Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma, who was also the director-general of the Defense Agency at the time of the Special Action Committee on Okinawa (SACO) final report and when the agreement to build on the shore on Camp Schwab...