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Okinawa City sets Guinness World Record for longest origami crane lei on local Day of Peace

Okinawa City sets Guinness World Record for longest origami crane lei on local Day of Peace

September 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

In Okinawa City, a project called “The Origami Crane Project: The Longest Origami Crane Lei” has been underway in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of connected origami cranes.

On September 7 at the Okinawa City Gymnasium the length measurement of the chain was disclosed at 9775.33 meters.

This exceeds the Guinness World Record set in Hiroshima City in 2013, the length of which was...

 

Okinawa plans to improve their Agu pig stock by freezing genetic material of select specimens

Okinawa plans to improve their Agu pig stock by freezing genetic material of select specimens

September 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture is moving forward with a plan to freeze the semen of select Agu pigs, the native pig breed in Okinawa.

As part of a plan to improve Okinawa Agu pork, pigs that grow quickly and produce the best meat will have their semen...

Descendants outraged as Chibichiri Gama found vandalized, collected remains destroyed

Descendants outraged as Chibichiri Gama found vandalized, collected remains destroyed

September 12, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Yomitan – Chibichiri Gama, a cave in Namihira, Yomitan where civilians were forced to commit suicide by the Japanese military after the Battle of Okinawa, was discovered to be vandalized on the morning of September 12.

Shoichi...

Celebrating 20 years of bonds built through business, the WUB vow to “Work the Net Together” at conference in Hawaii

Celebrating 20 years of bonds built through business, the WUB vow to “Work the Net Together” at conference in Hawaii

 

September 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Wu Li Jun

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB), founded 20 years ago, held their 21st WUB Network Conference at Hawaii University’s East-West Center September 1.

The conference was attended by around...

Mao Ishikawa’s Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll parts 1-4 exhibition opens with new pieces in Naha

Mao Ishikawa’s Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll parts 1-4 exhibition opens with new pieces in Naha

September 5, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On September 5 Mao Ishikawa’s photograph exhibition, the Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll parts 1-4, opened at Naha Civic Gallery in Kumoji, Naha City.

The same day Ishikawa conducted a gallery talk during which she gave some exposition...

Diomedea immutabilis return to sky after recovery in Nago

Diomedea immutabilis return to sky after recovery in Nago

 

August 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Three diomedea immutabilis birds were taken into care after they were lost in Okinawa due to the typhoon in early August.

Two of them were released on the 21-seiki no mori beach on August 22.

The two birds flew towards...

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

Fishhooks left on trees may harm birds

 

August 15, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A large number of fishhooks and lures are being left around Kokuba river in Naha city, making the rivers dangerous for local species.

More people go fishing during the summer break season, and the city’s conservation department...

Sixth-generation owner to inherit Shuri tradition of 160 year-old Yamashiro Manju

Sixth-generation owner to inherit Shuri tradition of 160 year-old Yamashiro Manju

 

August 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Wakana Arakaki

 

Do not let the tradition cease. Hidefumi Yamashiro, the sixth-generation owner of the long established “Yamashiro Manju” in Shuri, Naha City, has decided to take over the business from his parents,...

Panelists stress importance of appealing to agencies outside the country on new base construction in Henoko

Panelists stress importance of appealing to agencies outside the country on new base construction in Henoko

 

September 4, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A symposium considering the impact of new base construction in Henoko on the surrounding environment and the Yambaru forest’s bid for UNESCO World Natural Heritage status was held on September 3 in Naha City.

Panelist...

Okinawans could see water rates rise as local government burdened with massive cost of decontaminating polluted water from rivers near U.S. bases

 

September 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Chie Tome

 

After a high concentration of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) was discovered at the Chatan Water Treatment Plant in Okinawa Prefecture, which takes in water from rivers near U.S. military bases, the prefectural...

Kamejiro Senaga documentary by Takahiko Sako begin early September screenings in Tokyo

Kamejiro Senaga documentary by Takahiko Sako begin early September screenings in Tokyo

 

August 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 26 screenings of director Takahiko Sako’s documentary Kamejiro, the man the U.S. military was most afraid of, began in Tokyo.

The film is about Kamejiro Senaga, who persisted in his stance of opposing political...