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Yagi no bouken screened in international film festivals

June 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The film Yagi no bouken (The Catcher on the Shore), which Kyuyo High School first year student 15 year-old Ryugo Nakamura directed when he was still a pupil at Okinawa Higashi Junior High School in Okinawa City, has been recently screened at several international film festivals.
The film was screened in the International Film Panorama section of the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival from June 11 to 19, just before it was officially decided...

 

Nijima selected as a 2011 Women of the Year honoree

Nijima selected as a 2011 Women of the Year honoree

June 27, 2011, Sadao Tome, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California selected women who made a contribution to the local Japanese community as the 2011 Women of the Year...

Miyu enjoys yoga lessons, two months after her heart transplant surgery

Miyu enjoys yoga lessons, two months after her heart transplant surgery

June 28, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Thirteen year-old Miyu Kaname, from Urasoe City, is now steadily recovering, two months after undergoing heart transplant surgery at Columbia University hospital in New York City for restrictive cardiomyopathy. She had tests conducted under a microscope last week...

Giant bluefin tuna caught after six hours on the line

Giant bluefin tuna caught after six hours on the line

June 26, 2011 Yoko Morinaga, a correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 16, off Kumejima Island, which is now in the middle of its fishing season, 45 year-old Hiroyuki Hirayama from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, caught a giant bluefin tuna weighing 286 kilograms and measuring 2.6 meters in length....

Motobu High School student Higa wins Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

Motobu High School student Higa wins Japan Women's Amateur Golf Championship

June 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The final of the 53rd Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship 2011 was held in a match play (36 holes) format at Takarazuka Golf Club (6216 yards, par 72) in Hyogo Prefecture on June 25.
Seventeen year-old Mamiko Higa (third grade student of Motobu Senior...

Team Okinawa participates in 2011 World Solar Challenge

Team Okinawa participates in 2011 World Solar Challenge

June 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Team Okinawa (sponsored by The Ryukyu Shimpo Co. Ltd. and others), will participate in the 2011 World Solar Challenge, a solar-powered car race scheduled to be held in Australia this October. Team Okinawa has almost finished building its car for the race.
The...

Cargo ferry service between Keelung (Taiwan) and Ishigaki, Miyako starts again after a gap of three years

Cargo ferry service between Keelung (Taiwan) and Ishigaki, Miyako starts again after a gap of three years

June 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Later this year, a cargo ferry run by SinFa Transport Co., Ltd. (president Hsu Chih-hsiung and based in Taichung) will commence a regular service between Keelung in Taiwan and Ishigaki, Miyako in Okinawa. The president of the shipping company and Lie Kuen-Cheng,...

Uchinaguchi class of the Okinawa Association of America marks its 9th anniversary

<em>Uchinaguchi</em> class of the Okinawa Association of America marks its 9th anniversary

June 20, 2011 by Sadao Tome, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Nine years have passed since 2002, when Chogi Higa started up Uchinaguchi (Okinawan language) classes as one of the cultural activities of the Okinawa Association of America.
Two-research scholars from the University...

Crabs spawn in Ikemajima under a full moon

Crabs spawn in Ikemajima under a full moon

June 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A species of terrestrial crab known as okagani (biological name: Discoplax hirtipes) were observed spawning on the night on June 15 on Ikemajima, which is located to the north of Miyako Island.
The crabs moved from the Ikema wetland to the seashore...

Okinawa marks the 66th anniversary of the end of WWII battle

Okinawa marks the 66th anniversary of the end of WWII battle

June 23, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On Thursday, June 23, Okinawa marked the 66th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa in which more than 200,000 people lost their lives.
At the Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman City, Okinawa Prefecture and the prefectural assembly held a ceremony...

Compiled from reports and editorial of the Ryukyu Shimpo on the 2+2 Meeting

U.S.-Japan 2+2 decides on a V-shaped runway at Henoko and the withdrawal from the timeline for relocation of the Futenma

June 22, 2011 reports of Washington DC, by Hideki Matsudo of Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting of defence ministers...