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Fukuzato wins silver medal in World Masters Athletics Championships

Fukuzato wins silver medal in World Masters Athletics Championships

October 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The World Masters Athletics Championships 2013 have been held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. On October 19, Takeshi Fukuzato, originally from Kumejima, won a silver medal the men’s age 40-44 100-meter dash with a time of 11.12 seconds. Former Japanese decathlon champion and TV personality So Takei came fourth, with a time of 11.15 seconds.

This was the first time for Fukuzato to take part in the world championships. He said, “Competing in the championships...

 

OCVB takes part in 18th Busan International Film Festival

OCVB takes part in 18th Busan International Film Festival

October 16, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Convention and Visitor Bureau (OCVB) held an Okinawa event in the 18th Busan International Film Festival “Asian Film Market” in Korea on October 7. OCVB staff have promoted the movies filmed in Okinawa and that it is an excellent place...

Brazil Kenjin-Kai calls for Governor to attend 100th anniversary ceremony

Brazil Kenjin-Kai calls for Governor to attend 100th anniversary ceremony

October 16, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The vice chairperson of the Brazil Okinawa Kenjin-Kai Eiki Shimabukuro, Juliana Higa and others visited the Okinawa Prefectural Office on October 15. Higa received a “Miss Ryuso” award, given to those who look good in Ryukyuan traditional costume....

Okinawa Soba Day

Okinawa <em>Soba</em> Day

October 17, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

October 17 is Okinawa Soba Day. Until October 17, 1978, the Japan Fair Trade Commission did not allow Okinawa soba use the word soba in its name because the noodle does not contain buckwheat flour. However on that date, the Okinawa Fresh...

Peace Studies Association of Okinawa demands that U.S. government regulate military aircraft noise

Peace Studies Association of Okinawa demands that U.S. government regulate military aircraft noise

October 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Peace Studies Association of Okinawa held its annual meeting at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara on October 20. At the meeting, Takeshi Tokashiki, associate professor at the university explained that low-frequency sound generated by the MV-22 Osprey...

Construction of Naha Port international distribution center to begin in FY 2015

October 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Naha Port Comprehensive Logistics Center is moving ahead to provide services from April 2018. The facility will have advanced distribution support and processing capabilities, such as sorting cargo between arrival and departure from home and abroad. The...

200 people celebrated a kajimaya couple

200 people celebrated a <em>kajimaya</em> couple

October 17, 2013 Hiroyuki Horikomi,correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

A kajimaya (97-year-old) celebration for Masao and Haru Sakuda from the Yonashiro district of Uruma was held at the local community hall on October 13. More than 200 relatives and neighbors celebrated with them. To...

New Naha Airport International Terminal to open next February

New Naha Airport International Terminal to open next February

October 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Naha Airport has decided to open the new Naha Airport International Terminal building, which is now under construction, on February 17, 2014. The company will close the current international terminal on February 16, 2014 in preparation for using that space as...

Number of tourists to Okinawa reaches new high in first half of fiscal 2013

October 16, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 15, the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced the number of tourists who came to Okinawa in first half of fiscal 2013, that is, from April to September. The total number was up by 12.8 percent to 3,379,800...

Old Chinese ceramics at bottom of sea

Old Chinese ceramics at bottom of sea

October 10, 2013 Tetsuya Nakajima, correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo
On September 28, about 40 residents took part in the Kumejima Island Underwater Cultural Heritage exhibition held in the sea off Oha Island. This event, held on the island for the first time and sponsored by the Agency for...

Okinawa assembly seeks peaceful resolution to the Senkaku issue

October 12, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 11, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously adopted a written statement of opinion seeking a peaceful resolution to the matter of Chinese Coast Guard ships repeatedly intruding into Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands. The assembly...