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Okinawa 10/10 Air Raid banished from high school textbooks approved by government

Okinawa 10/10 Air Raid banished from high school textbooks approved by government

March 30, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Yo Kakazu and Yosuke Anri

 

 

On March 29, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced its approved list of high school textbooks for the 2023 academic year. The publisher Shimizu Shoin’s textbook for the newly established elective course Advanced Japanese History (which will replace Japanese History-B) banishes the October 10, 1944, air raid on Okinawa, also known as the 10/10 Air Raid,...

 

77 years after compulsory mass-suicide in Tokashiki, descendants pray for peace and against war on behalf of victims

77 years after compulsory mass-suicide in Tokashiki, descendants pray for peace and against war on behalf of victims

March 29, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Sanemichi Kinjo

 

Tokashiki – March 28 marks the 77-year anniversary of the compulsory mass-suicide in Tokashiki, which took place during the Battle of Okinawa, and 40 people comprising residents of the village and descendants of the victims...

U.S. Navy helicopters violated minimum altitude during training outside military-use area

U.S. Navy helicopters violated minimum altitude during training outside military-use area

March 25, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Shohei Tsukazaki and Hideki Matsudo

 

On March 22, two helicopters, which were recognized as U.S. military aircraft, were used for suspension training and the like in Nago Bay, Nago City, and on March 24, the U.S. Navy was recognized as the...

“Make Uchina-guchi the second official language” – group working to spread Okinawan language delivers request to vice-governor

“Make Uchina-guchi the second official language” – group working to spread Okinawan language delivers request to vice-governor

March 23, 2022 by Masanao Chinen

 

The “Uchina-guchi Kai,” an organization working to spread the Okinawan language led by Chosei Genga, visited Okinawan vice-governor Yoshimi Teruya at the Okinawa Prefectural Office on March 22, where they outlined the regulations in their request...

In Nago, Kayo Tabukwa Association plants rice in field that has been unused for six years

In Nago, Kayo Tabukwa Association plants rice in field that has been unused for six years

March 22, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Miho Iwakiri

 

Nago – On March 13, the Kayo Tabukwa Association, a group made up of residents of the Kayo neighborhood in Nago, planted rice in a neighborhood field for the first time in six years. Approximately 40 people worked up a sweat...

World’s first shark embryo incubated in artificial uterine fluid until birth is on display at Churaumi Aquarium

World's first shark embryo incubated in artificial uterine fluid until birth is on display at Churaumi Aquarium

March 19, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Kotaro Nagamine

 

The Okinawa Churashima Foundation...

“Don’t make Okinawa a battlefield again” The No More Okinawan War, Life is a Treasure committee warns of the danger of militarization in their inaugural conference

“Don’t make Okinawa a battlefield again” The No More Okinawan War, Life is a Treasure committee warns of the danger of militarization in their inaugural conference

March 20, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Masanao Chinen

 

The “No More Okinawan War, Life is a Treasure” committee, which aims to prevent Okinawa from again becoming a stage for warfare, held their inaugural meeting on March 19 at the Okinawa City Civic Center. The group is aligned...

In workation study, OPG finds that sleep and concentration improve when working in Okinawa

In workation study, OPG finds that sleep and concentration improve when working in Okinawa

March 18, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Wu Li Jun

 

Recently, the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Okinawa Prefectural Government carried out an experiment on the mental and physical health effects of “workations” where employees telecommute while enjoying...

2.7-meter-long giant oarfish found on Kunigami coastline despite being a deep-water fish

2.7-meter-long giant oarfish found on Kunigami coastline despite being a deep-water fish

March 17, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hideki Matsudo

 

Kunigami – A deep-sea giant oarfish (also known as king of herrings) was found washed up on the beach in Kaganji, Kunigami on March 14.

The fish measured 2.7 meters in length. The fish was discovered by Uruma City...

Tour at Nakamura House Recreates Hospitality of Ryukyu Royal Family Gourmet

Tour at Nakamura House Recreates Hospitality of Ryukyu Royal Family Gourmet

March 16, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Takahiro Kina

 

Kitanakagusuku – On February 22, the Kitanakagusuku Tourism Association held two monitoring tour events at the Nakamura House, which has been designated an important cultural asset in Japan. The events were held one in the...

Gorbachev Foundation calls for immediate ceasefire following Russian invasion of Ukraine

Gorbachev Foundation calls for immediate ceasefire following Russian invasion of Ukraine

March 13, 2022 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Tsuyoshi Arakaki

 

The Gorbachev Foundation, led by the 91-year-old former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev, issued a statement concerning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 26: “We affirm the need for an early...