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Enagic USA donates 120000 500 ml bottles of water to victims of the Japan Earthquake.

Enagic USA donates 120000 500 ml bottles of water to victims of the Japan Earthquake.

July 4, 2011 Sadao Tome correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Enagic USA, Inc. (President & CEO Hironari Oshiro with its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles) recently sent bottled water to the areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Since the earthquake and tsunami, the company has collected donations for earthquake relief from its employees and its distribution outlets across United States. The headquarters heard from its local delivery agent in Tohoku that drinking water is in short...

 

OPG will establish a research office in the United States on U.S. military affairs next April

July 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 1, the first day of the regular meeting of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly (Chairman Zenshin Takamine), referring to the new Security Research Organization, Governor Hirokazu Nakaima stated, “It will commence no later than next April, but its research activities...

Growing number of Okinawa rails killed by automobiles

Growing number of Okinawa rails killed by automobiles

July 2, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 1, the Ministry of the Environment’s Naha Nature Conservation Office announced numbers confirmed at the end of June for Okinawa rails and Ryukyu long-haired rats killed on the roads.
The number of Okinawa rails killed on the roads amounted to 19, almost...

Brown sugar, awamori and other Okinawan products popular at Taiwan Food Show

Brown sugar, <em>awamori</em> and other Okinawan products popular at Taiwan Food Show

July 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Okinawa and the Okinawa Industry Promotion Public Corporation (OIPPC) reported that, “Okinawan health foods, brown sugar and awamori have been a hit with people at the Taipei International Food Show.” This show...

Remembering the tragedy of U.S. military jet crashing onto elementary school

Remembering the tragedy of U.S. military jet crashing onto elementary school

July 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fifty-two years have passed since June 30, 1959, when a U.S. F-100 fighter from Kadena Air Base crashed into Miyamori Elementary School.
The Association of Children held the 52nd-anniversary memorial ceremony on June 30 at Miyamori Elementary School (principal,...

Little tern, please grow up healthy and strong!

Little tern, please grow up healthy and strong!

July 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The little tern (biological name: Sternula albifrons or Sterna albifrons), a migratory bird designated as an endangered species, is now entering the period in which it is cared for by its parents.

At a site on reclaimed land in Naha City, where a flock of about...

Okinawan fisherman found off coast Kochi after drifting for 20 days

Okinawan fisherman found off coast Kochi after drifting for 20 days

July 1, 2011 compiled from Kyodo News reports

According to the Kyodo News Service, the Kochi office of the Japan Coast Guard stated on June 30 that an Okinawan fisherman and his boat had been found safe off Cape Muroto, Kochi Prefecture, after drifting for 20 days.The captain and his fishing...

Okinawan company to export health foods to Taiwan in July

Okinawan company to export health foods to Taiwan in July

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

After passing an examination for food importations, Okinawa Chousei Yakusou Honsha Co., Ltd (President Seikichi Shimoji, Nanjo City) has received approval from the Taiwanese Government to export its products there. The company will commence exports of its products...

Poloyushi shirts popular

<em>Poloyushi</em> shirts popular

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A polo shirt version of kariyushi wear is selling well.
Kariyushi shirts were originally created as business wear during summer in Okinawa and are designed based on Hawaiian shirts but with uniquely Okinawan cultural motifs.
Project...

Theme song for the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival selected

Theme song for the 5th Worldwide <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival selected

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nirai no Kanata (Beyond Nirai) was selected as the theme song for the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, which is scheduled to be held over four days from October 13.
Composer Katsushi Arakaki wrote the music and lyrics and Natchy (her real...

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly adopts a resolution demanding the revision of the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement

June 29, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a regular meeting on June 29, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly (Chairman Zenshin Takamine) unanimously passed a resolution and statement of protest against the U.S. military parachute drill held at Kadena Air Base on May and seeking the revision of U.S.-Japan...