Top News

Shurijo Castle reconstruction materials to be procured via central government, using donations made to Okinawa

Shurijo Castle reconstruction materials to be procured via central government, using donations made to Okinawa

September 24, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 23, Okinawa Prefecture and the Cabinet Office’s Okinawa General Bureau signed a memorandum to procure large-diameter logs for the reconstruction of Shurijo Castle, which was destroyed in a fire last October. The Okinawa General Bureau will determine the specifications for the large-diameter logs which will be used for the structural frame of the castle and notify the prefecture. The prefecture will then procure the lumber using the donations...

 

Nago City Assembly passes 2.1 billion yen supplementary budget, 400 million yen for FRF construction

September 24, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 23, in the final regular meeting for the month of the Nago City Assembly (chaired by Hideki Oshiro), the Assembly adopted, by a majority, a 2020 general accounting and finance supplementary budget. The supplemented sum is 2,154,370,000 yen. The...

Photo Feature: Traditional Events in Okinawa “We’ll Go All Out when Things are Under Control” Okinawan Passion Undiminished

Photo Feature: Traditional Events in Okinawa     “We’ll Go All Out when Things are Under Control” Okinawan Passion Undiminished

September 22, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

In a normal year, summer and fall are busy with traditional events held in each part of Okinawa. These include Honensai, harvest festivals to give thanks for that year’s harvest and pray for a bumper crop the next year; Usudeku, a dance to pray for peace and...

LDP group proposes strengthening control of Senkaku Islands by making using of Shimojishima Airport

LDP group proposes strengthening control of Senkaku Islands by making using of Shimojishima Airport

September 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) National Defense Legislator’s Alliance (NDLA, former Director General of the Japan Defense Agency Seishiro Eto, chairman) authored a proposal September 17, calling for added maintenance and expansion of the...

Okinawa Minister Kono meets with Gov. Tamaki: “My role is to boost Okinawan economy”

Okinawa Minister Kono meets with Gov. Tamaki: “My role is to boost Okinawan economy”

September 19, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September19, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki and Taro Kono, who was recently appointed Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, met at the Okinawa Prefectural Office. The governor presented Minister Kono with a letter listing 19 requests...

Reproduction of clothing from Ryukyu Kingdom with emphasis on sewing technique Fusako Kumagai donates pieces to Naha City Museum of History

Reproduction of clothing from Ryukyu Kingdom with emphasis on sewing technique Fusako Kumagai donates pieces to Naha City Museum of History

September 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 16, Fusako Kumagai, director of Kumagai Wa Ryusai Kimono Vocational School in Naha, donated four reproductions of official attire from the Ryukyu Kingdom to the Naha City Museum of History. The four reproductions are based on articles in the museum’s...

Defense Minister Kishi expresses intent to continue Abe administration’s MCAS Futenma relocation policy

Defense Minister Kishi expresses intent to continue Abe administration’s MCAS Futenma relocation policy

September17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

In the early morning hours of September 17, at his inaugural interview, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said, concerning relocation of Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Nago City, “On the basis of the principle that there is one sole solution,...

Okinawan music from Hawaii: Kagiyadefu Bushi performance by Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu President

Okinawan music from Hawaii: Kagiyadefu Bushi performance by Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu President

September 16, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Derek Fujio, president of the classical Okinawan koto school Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu (branch), made a guest appearance on Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s YouTube channel “HUOA Yuntaku Live!” Fujio performed three solo songs on the...

Group submits proposal to preserve the 32nd Army Headquarters Shelter as a “peace education site,” Okinawa’s vice governor will look to discuss at investigative commission

Group submits proposal to preserve the 32nd Army Headquarters Shelter as a “peace education site,” Okinawa’s vice governor will look to discuss at investigative commission

September 17, 2020 by Ryukyu Shimpo

The committee to preserve and open to the public the 32nd Army Headquarters Shelter (Eiki Senaha, chairman) met with Okinawa vice-governor Kiichiro Jahana at the Okinawa Prefectural Office September 16, where they submitted a proposal to designate the 32nd...

Governor Tamaki asks new LDP President Suga for opportunity to “resolve through dialogue” the Henoko base issue etc.

Governor Tamaki asks new LDP President Suga for opportunity to “resolve through dialogue” the Henoko base issue etc.

September 14, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

On the afternoon of September 14, Okinawa’s Governor Denny Tamaki stated, regarding the election of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the new president of the Liberal Democratic Party, “The new President Suga prides himself on having...

In Tokashiki, dragonflies and winter birds announce the arrival of autumn

In Tokashiki, dragonflies and winter birds announce the arrival of autumn

September 12, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Hideaki Yoneda

Countless dragonflies and winter birds in search of food have appeared in the mountains and paddy fields of Tokashiki Island, announcing the arrival of fall after the tropical storm Haishen hit the region.

Dozens of winter birds...