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Real Madrid to set up training school in Ishigaki

Real Madrid to set up training school in Ishigaki

September 1, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 31, the Ishigaki Municipal Office announced that the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) has moved to set up a football academy in Ishigaki. The foundation will be established by Real Madrid, which is a powerful football club in the Spanish first division, and this academy will become the first permanent training school belonging to the club in Japan.

That the same day, RMF academy project manager Manuel Pareno Rodriguez visited the site that it...

 

GI Antiwar Movement and Okinawa II

GI Antiwar Movement and Okinawa II

June 4, 2012 ChotaTakamine

The Los Angeles based filmmaker Eric Watson is well known to the American film industry. He worked alongside successful director Darren Aronofsky. Watson has been creating challenging films.

In his early childhood, Watson lived briefly in Okinawa when his mother...

GI Antiwar Movement and Okinawa

GI Antiwar Movement and Okinawa

May 21, 2012 ChotaTakamine

Around the time when Okinawa returned to Japanese sovereignty in 1972, American activists came to Okinawa to support the GI Antiwar Movement. In cooperation with...

Tens of thousands participate in protest rally against Osprey deployment in Okinawa

Tens of thousands participate in protest rally against Osprey deployment in Okinawa

September 10, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 11:00am on September 9, a mass rally was held at the Ginowan Seaside Park to protest against the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

According to rally organizers, 101000 people took part in Ginowan, so combined...

Film set in Okinawa wins two awards at Montreal World Film Festival

Film set in Okinawa wins two awards at Montreal World Film Festival

September 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 3, in Montreal, Canada, the Japanese-Canadian movie Karakara, which was produced by Okinawan filmmaker, Takako Miyahira, won the Public Award for the most popular Canadian feature film and the Openness to the World Award at the 36th Montreal...

Okinawa tops four categories in Jalan Travel Research 2012

August 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 22, the Jalan Research Center, which is affiliated to the travel division of Recruit, a major company in Tokyo, released the results of Jalan Travel Research 2012. It provides a ranking for prefectures in eight categories, including the new category of...

This is no longer an opposition movement but a prefecture in resistance, saying “No.”

This is no longer an opposition movement but a prefecture in resistance, saying

September 09, 2012 By Gavan McCormack

Great issues are at stake in the Osprey contest and the 5 August Meeting. After four decades of lying to, discriminating against, and betraying Okinawa, time and again, decade after decade, the governments of Japan and the United States now seem to have...

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Okinawan people’s mass rally to reject Osprey deployment Protect the sanctity of human life and become a cornerstone of peace

September 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo 

For the people of Okinawa, today is the day of an historic mass rally. In this rally the young and the old, men and women and people of all walks of like will participate to express their opposition to the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and...

LPGA winner Mika Miyazato wins Naha City Honor Award

August 30, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 29, Mayor Takeshi Onaga announced that he is to present the Naha City Honor Award to 22 year-old Mika Miyazato, who was born in Naha and claimed her...

Family Olympic Games held on Ojima

Family Olympic Games held on Ojima

August 22, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, the 5th Agaritukume Olympics were held on Ojima Island, Tamagusuku, Nanjo. The Agaritukume family has held this event once every four years in order to create an opportunity to see all their relatives, including families who live abroad, in other...

North America Kenjinkai looks into reasons for migration

North America Kenjinkai looks into reasons for migration

August 27, 2012 Sadao Tome Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The History Committee of Okinawa Association of America, Hokubei Okinawa Kenjinkai, has interviewed five members from Hawaii and four from Central and South America to find out why they migrated to the United States. The United States...