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President of major Okinawa Soba producer plans to make the noodle popular worldwide

President of major Okinawa Soba producer plans to make the noodle popular worldwide

September 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A lecture targeted at middle-aged to elderly people with an interest in Okinawa food history was held at Kitanakagusuku Ogusuku community center on September 25. Kenichi Dohi, the president of major Okinawa Soba maker Sun Foods Co., Ltd. and top adviser of the Okinawa Fresh Noodles Cooperative delivered a lecture about Okinawa Soba.

Dohi is from Kumamoto Prefecture. He visited Okinawa before its reversion to Japanese sovereignty, and founded Sun...

 

Beijing Capital Airlines to run charter flights between Hangzhou and Naha in October

September 25, 2014 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

From October 29, Beijing Capital Airlines will start chartering two round-trip flights per week between Hangzhou and Naha. The new service will operate on Tuesday and Saturday using Airbus 320 aircraft, which has about 160 seats. The company plans...

610 people take part in a prefectural convention for promoting Shimakutuba

610 people take part in a prefectural convention for promoting <em>Shimakutuba</em>

September 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Second Shimakutuba (Ryukyuan languages) Prefectural Convention titled “Connecting Okinawan Spirits Through Shimakutuba” was held, on September 20 at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City. According to the organizer, about 610...

Oceanographer claims Oura Bay is a world treasure

Oceanographer claims Oura Bay is a world treasure

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Oceanographer Katherine Muzik, who is researching coral reefs all around the world, visited the protest tent located in front of the gate of Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago on September 22. Sit-in members protesting against the building of a new base,...

Autumnal Equinox Day in Okinawa

Autumnal Equinox Day in Okinawa

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

September 23 is Autumnal Equinox Day, one of the 24 seasons in the solar year. It is the equinoctial day of autumn, when day and night are of similar length.
As autumn approaches, the night will become longer than the day.

Recent weather and climate...

Okinawan scholars and journalists demand stop to new US base construction in Henoko

Okinawan scholars and journalists demand stop to new US base construction in Henoko

September 26, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 25, 25 scholars, journalists and Okinawa-based peace advocates announced an emergency statement seeking cancellation of construction of a new base in Henoko, Nago. This base would replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan City. They...

Fund-raising campaign to save a boy suffering from cardiomyopathy

Fund-raising campaign to save a boy suffering from cardiomyopathy

September 24, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 23, supporters of a child who suffers from cardiomyopathy, launched a fundraising campaign at Carnival Park Mihama and Ion Store in Chatan. The first-grade student of Kuwae Junior High School Rai Matsushima could be saved by heart transplant surgery...

Okinawa reversion’s key negotiator meets Nago Mayor in Okinawa

Okinawa reversion’s key negotiator meets Nago Mayor in Okinawa

September 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 17, Morton Halperin, who was the chief US negotiator during the negotiations for Okinawa’s reversion to Japan in the early 1970s, had a meeting with Nago mayor Susumu Inamine at the Ryukyu Shimpo Izumisaki Building in Naha. Halperin shared his...

Tourism revenue in Okinawa reaches a new high in fiscal 2013

Tourism revenue in Okinawa reaches a new high in fiscal 2013

September 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government announced a 12.1 percent increase in tourism revenue from the 2012 fiscal year to the 2013 fiscal year. At 447,868,000,000 yen, the 2013 figure represents a new high. This is the first time the number has increased by more...

5,500 people take part in protest rally against the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko

5,500 people take part in protest rally against the construction of a new U.S.military base in Henoko

September 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Citizen groups gathered on the beach in the Henoko district of Nago in Okinawa for a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, on September 20. It was the second rally within...

Resort wedding survey: 65.8 % of people married in Okinawa say they chose the island because they “enjoy the resort feeling”

Resort wedding survey: 65.8 % of people married in Okinawa say they chose the island because they “enjoy the resort feeling”

September 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 18, the Okinawa General Bureau announced the results of a first-ever survey on Okinawa resort weddings. To the question, “Why did you have your wedding ceremony in Okinawa?” most respondents (65.8 percent) wanted to enjoy the resort feeling,...