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Okinawan drum group wins top award in Busan Travel Fair

Okinawan drum group wins top award in Busan Travel Fair

September 10, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Naha based drum group Ryukaji won the top award in the 16th Busan International Travel Fair 2013 held on September 8 in the South Korean city. The leader of the group, Itsumu Tobaru, 22, who attended the ceremony the next day, was delighted, saying, “We didn’t think we would win anything.”

Many exhibitors from 43 countries and regions around the world took part in the fair. The award was the highest honor given for a performance on the...

 

Okinawa hosts wedding industry delegation from China

Okinawa hosts wedding industry delegation from China

September 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 10, on the invitation of the Okinawa Resort Wedding Association, a delegation from China attended a wedding demonstration held at a resort hotel in Onna. The number of couples in China who hold their wedding ceremony in resort hotels abroad is increasing...

Naha Daiko performs eisa dance in Vietnam

Naha Daiko performs <em>eisa</em> dance in Vietnam

September 3, Ryukyu Shimpo

Nine members of the Naha Daiko, a drum group from Okinawa, performed their stirring dances at the “Hoi An – Japan Festival 2013” in Hoi An City in Vietnam on August 24 and 25.

After Naha City helped Hoi An to resolve waste-related issues, interaction...

Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting makes documentary film The Target Village

Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting makes documentary film <em>The Target Village</em>

September 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

A documentary film titled The Target Village will be in theaters in Okinawa from September 7. The film covers residents of Takae Village, Higashi-son, who are opposed to the construction of U.S. military helipads and deployment of MV-22 Osprey there....

110th anniversary of birth of great Okinawan poet Baku Yamanokuchi

110th anniversary of birth of great Okinawan poet Baku Yamanokuchi

September 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Shimpo held an event in the evening of September 7 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of birth of the great Okinawan poet Baku Yamanokuchi. Held in Izumizaki, Naha and attended by about 450 people, it also celebrated the 120th anniversary of the...

OIST sets up equipment to observe coral reefs in the sea off Motobu Peninsula

September 7, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tetsuji Mitarai, associate professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), and others, held a press conference at Okinawa Ocean Expo Park in Motobu in northern Okinawa on September 6. They said that researchers have set up equipment to constantly...

Researcher publishes Japanese author Higuchi’s works in Vietnamese

Researcher publishes Japanese author Higuchi's works in Vietnamese

September 2, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nguyen Do An Nhien, a visiting fellow at Meio University Research Institute, has published Vietnamese translations of Japanese author Ichiyo Higuchi’s works Takekurabe and other two novels. Higuchi was Japan´s first prominent woman writer of modern times...

Okinawa to set up a council to restore prefecture’s exceptional longevity

September 6, 2013 Yoko Takaesu of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government will set up a prefecture-wide council to plan a movement to restore good health and longevity among Okinawans. It will consist of representatives of 50 to 60 organizations such as economic and educational...

Former University of the Ryukyus engineering official contributes 200 kilogram giant clam to Nago City

Former University of the Ryukyus engineering official contributes 200 kilogram giant clam to Nago City

September 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eighty-four-year-old Hideo Nakamura used to conduct submersible surveys in various areas in Okinawa as an engineering official at the University of the Ryukyus. Nakamura contributed a 200 kilogram giant clam, barrel sponges and fishing gear to Nago Museum on...

Okinawa to build logistics center in Naha

Okinawa to build logistics center in Naha

September 6, 2013 Fumitetsu Jahana of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government plans to start building a new logistics center in the international industrial clusters area in Naha in January 2014. It should be complete by February 2015.

With five floors above ground and a total...

Ryukyu Shimpo and Sanin Chuo win 2013 Japan Newspaper Association Prize for joint project

Ryukyu Shimpo and Sanin Chuo win 2013 Japan Newspaper Association Prize for joint project

September 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 4, the Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association decided to award its 2013 editing and planning department prize to the Ryukyu Shimpo and Sanin Chuo Shimpo for their joint project “Meguri no Umi” (People around the Ocean rim).

Ryukyu...