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Music Village opens in Okinawa City

Music Village opens in Okinawa City

August 14, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, the opening ceremony for music resource center Music Village was held at Ichibangai in Okinawa City. The Music Village exhibits photographs, sound sources, and films of Okinawa folk songs, jazz, rock, and other music.

The Music village is a part of a community development project using music sponsored by Okinawa City. The city aims to make use of music, art and culture as resources to develop the community. The city started to collect...

 

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival enthrals spectators

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival enthrals spectators

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 59th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival was held at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City from August 15 to 17. Fifteen Eisa organizations from in and outside the city took part in the festival and attracted spectators to various performances. Many families and tourists...

Ceremony for the 60th anniversary of Okinawan immigration to Bolivia held

Ceremony for the 60th anniversary of Okinawan immigration to Bolivia held

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

This year marks the 60th anniversary since Okinawans emigrated to Bolivia, and established their community by reclaiming dense forest. On August 17, a ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the immigration was held in Bolivia. The participants of the ceremony paid...

Monument for the 100th year of Okinawan immigration to Brazil unveiled

Monument for the 100th year of Okinawan immigration to Brazil unveiled

August 15, 2014 Masaaki Umeda of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 13, an unveiling ceremony for a monument to commemorate the 100th year of Okinawan immigration was held in Campo Grande City, Brazil. The monument is 180 centimeters in width and 250 centimeters in height. The monument was built at...

A high school student films and interviews protesters against the Henoko relocation

A high school student films and interviews protesters against the Henoko relocation

August 11, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. and Japanese governments are preparing to build a new base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko in the Nago district. While the Japanese government was not carrying out the work on August 10, many citizens who oppose plans to build...

Ten years since U.S. helicopter crashed into Okinawa International University: Students hold a symposium at university

Ten years since U.S. helicopter crashed into Okinawa International University: Students hold a symposium at university

August 13, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ten years have passed since an American military helicopter crashed into Okinawa International University on August 13, 2004. On August 12, university students discussed the issues of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa at events held at the same university and...

[Editorial] Abe administration signals future reign of terror in Henoko

August 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The government is controlling the residents by force in Henoko, Nago. As far as we know, the government has never unleashed such reckless disregard of the will of the people, as we have seen at Henoko. The Ministry of Defense installed salvage barges in the sea...

80 millionth visitor at the Ocean Expo Park receives commemorating certificate

80 millionth visitor at the Ocean Expo Park receives commemorating certificate

August 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 4, the Ocean Expo Park in Motobu welcomed its 80 millionth visitor since it opened 38 years ago. It held a ceremony to honor Haruka Yatou, the 9-year-old lucky girl who came from Aichi Prefecture with her family members. She received a commemorating certificate...

Okinawan immigrants honor ancestral spirits in Bolivia

Okinawan immigrants honor ancestral spirits in Bolivia

August 12, 2014 Masaaki Umeda of Ryukyu Shimpo reports from Bolivia.

On the night of August 10, the last day of Obon of the lunar calendar, in Colonia Okinawa in Bolivia, Okinawan immigrants held the ukui ceremony. Members of migrant families gathered at their houses and sent off their...

RKK LINE to increase small cargo shipment

August 10, 2014 Akiko Kuwabara of Ryukyu Shimpo

To increase export cargo from Okinawa, RKK Shipping Lines Co. will start including 10-feet containers in its regular container shipping service from September. By using containers smaller than usual, the company aims to increase small cargo exports....

[Editorial]10th anniversary of US chopper crash onto Okinawa International University: Marine Corps should be withdrawn from Okinawa

August 13, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

August 13 marked 10 years since a U.S. Marine CH-53D helicopter crashed into a building at Okinawa International University in Ginowan City. Currently, 24 MV-22 Osprey aircraft are stationed at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma near the university. MV-22 vertical...