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Okinawan art exhibition to be held in New York

Okinawan art exhibition to be held in New York

February 21, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

This summer in New York, an exhibition entitled Okinawa Art in New York will be held to introduce Okinawan postwar artwork. A gallery in the Nippon Club Tower located in the center of the old gallery district of New York will be used as the venue to display the works of more than ten artists living in the United States and Japan. Tsutomu Karino, the managing director of the Nippon Club, said, “This exhibition will help Americans and people of Japanese descent...

 

Thirteen artists and groups in Okinawa to hold exhibition in April in the UK

Thirteen artists and groups in Okinawa to hold exhibition in April in the UK

February 24, 2012

On February 23, at a press conference held at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office, young art creators active in areas such as design, craft and music in Okinawa announced that they will hold a group exhibition of Okinawan art creators, entitled LOOCHOO, from...

Okinawan Prefectural Forum discusses building “Futenma Park” on the site of Futenma Air Station for peaceful and disaster prevention purposes

Okinawan Prefectural Forum discusses building “Futenma Park” on the site of Futenma Air Station for peaceful and disaster prevention purposes

February 22, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 15 at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, hosted by the Prefectural Government and Ginowan City, the 8th Prefectural Forum was held to discuss the use of the land currently used by Futenma Air Station after it has been returned to local jurisdiction....

Gonzo makes inroads into Okinawa to make it an international hub of animation

February 23, 2012 Masaaki Umeda of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Japanese computer animation company Gonzo K.K., president Tetsuo Karasawa, will establish an Okinawa-based affiliate to operate in Ginowan from this April. They will create and edit computer graphics in the digital animation studio complex....

Japanese Prime Minister and Okinawan Governor remain far apart on Futenma relocation issue

Japanese Prime Minister and Okinawan Governor remain far apart on Futenma relocation issue

February 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of February 27, during his visit to Okinawa, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima at the Okinawa Prefectural Office.
With regard to the return and relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Nakaima...

“We love Koza” – people come together in former GI town

February 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 7, Koza-loving people participated in the Second World Kozanchu Festival, held in Gate Street in front of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa City, which until April 1, 1974 was actually known as Koza City. Kozanchu (people of Koza) came together...

Possibility of holding an international tournament in Okinawa discussed at the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting

Possibility of holding an international tournament in Okinawa discussed at the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting

February 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 17 at Laguna Garden Hotel in Ginowan, officials of professional basketball leagues from Japan (bj), Korea (KBL) and Taiwan (SBL), were invited to attend the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting held to discuss international exchange among professional...

Japanese International School teacher Tobaru creates eisa sensation in Berlin

Japanese International School teacher Tobaru creates <em>eisa</em> sensation in Berlin

February 20, 2012 Kumiko Hokama, Ryukyu Shimpo

Kiyofumi Tobaru, a teacher dispatched from Okinawa to the Japanese International School in Berlin, will finish his three-year tenure this March but may leave behind the eisa dance sensation in Berlin. The eisa dance performed...

First passengers of an around-the-islands-cruise depart from Naha Port

First passengers of an around-the-islands-cruise depart from Naha Port

February 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 16, the first group on the Fly-Cruise Okinawa, a Naha-based cruise tour around the islands off Okinawa, departed from the Wakasa Berth in Naha. At the departure ceremony, the passengers were given a warm send-off with an eisa dance. About...

Thirty junior golfers come to Okinawa from Korea

Thirty junior golfers come to Okinawa from Korea

February 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Korea-Okinawa Friendship Junior Golf Camp in Okinawa, in which junior golfers from Okinawa and Korea practice and play together, started at 6:30am on February 16 at the Kanucha Golf Course. By February 15, 30 Korean junior players from the first grade of...

Barrier-free wedding plan proposed by hotel in Ginoza

Barrier-free wedding plan proposed by hotel in Ginoza

February 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 5, a wedding show entitled “Bride in a Wheelchair” was held at the CanNa Resort Villa in Ginoza. About 150 guests enjoyed a simulated wedding ceremony and a fashion show in which dresses specifically designed for wheelchair users were introduced.

The...