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Okinawa Karate demonstration held at Shikinaen to pray for success of International Tournament

Okinawa Karate demonstration held at Shikinaen to pray for success of International Tournament

 

July 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 7 at the Shikinaen Garden in Naha City, the executive committee for the Okinawa Karate International Tournament held a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the first Okinawa Karate International Tournament on August 1. Eight people, including chairmen, advisers and counselors from four Okinawa Karate associations (Zen Okinawa Karatedo Renmei, Ken Karatedo Renmei, Okinawa Karate Kobudo Renmei, and Ken Karatedo Rengokai) gave...

 

Australian artist Catherine Fisher protests Henoko base construction with exhibit in Shibuya

Australian artist Catherine Fisher protests Henoko base construction with exhibit in Shibuya

 

July 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Catherine Jane Fisher is holding an art exhibition meant to transmit the messages of peace and love, titled Nuchi du Takara (Life is a Treasure), in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Fisher is an Australian and a resident of Tokyo who protests U.S....

Daiichi Koutsu high-speed ferry hopes to expand tourism to northern parts of island

Daiichi Koutsu high-speed ferry hopes to expand tourism to northern parts of island

 

July 14, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co. Ltd. is participating in a plan to run a high-speed ferry connecting Naha and Motobu Ports.

With the increase of rental cars used by tourists visiting Okinawa, congestion on the roads continue to worsen,...

Bullfighting designated as Uruma City’s cultural property

Bullfighting designated as Uruma City’s cultural property

 

July 11, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Mariko Uezu

 

During the meeting on July 10, Uruma City Board of Education School Superintendent Hiromi Kadekaru announced the decision to designate the Uruma City’s bullfighting as one of the city’s Intangible Folk Cultural...

Chicken owner in Yomitan is surprised to find egg in capsule form

Chicken owner in Yomitan is surprised to find egg in capsule form

 

July 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Seventy-one-year-old Syunichi Okuhara from Furugen in Yomitan village found out that his hen had layed a capsule-looking egg.

The form is like a “gacha-gacha,” the capsules in which small toys are packed, with a straight line...

Okinawan-born New York City artist Yuken Teruya depicts famous Okinawans including Namie Amuro in his Bingata-dyed portrait series “Heroes”

Okinawan-born New York City artist Yuken Teruya depicts famous Okinawans including Namie Amuro in his Bingata-dyed portrait series “Heroes”

July 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Yukiyo Zaha

The Bingata dying method is one of Okinawa’s quintessential art techniques. Characterized by its colors, featuring vivid reds, yellows, indigos, and greens, as well as rhythmical patterns, it was developed during the Ryukyu Kingdom through trade...

Farmers in Kin harvest first crop of golden rice shining under sun

Farmers in Kin harvest first crop of golden rice shining under sun

 

June 26, 2018 Ryukyu ShimpoThe harvest of the first crop of rice has started in Kin town, which is known as one of the foremost rice-producing areas in the prefecture.

Many farmers worked hard on harvesting golden rice swinging in the summer breeze under the strong sun in the...

Citizens’ rally draws 2000 participants who protest against Henoko base construction

Citizens’ rally draws 2000 participants who protest against Henoko base construction

 

July 8, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 7, the All-Okinawa Coalition Against Construction of the New Base in Henoko held a citizens’ rally calling for protection of the dugong and coral.

As for the Henoko base that is being constructed as a replacement facility...

Okinawa’s tourism revenue reaches 697.9 billion yen, a record high for fifth consecutive year

Okinawa’s tourism revenue reaches 697.9 billion yen, a record high for fifth consecutive year

July 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 5, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced that tourism revenue in FY2017 rose to 697.9 billion yen, an increase of 5.7 percent or 37.6 billion yen compared with FY2016.

This increase marked a record high for the fifth consecutive...

Citizens protest destruction of nature while covering blocks are set along K4 seawall in Henoko

Citizens protest destruction of nature while covering blocks are set along K4 seawall in Henoko

July 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

 

On July 6 as part of construction in Henoko, Nago City of a replacement facility for Futenma Air Station, work began on installing covering blocks at the K4 seawall on the shore of Camp Schwab.

Mobile cranes were observed lifting...

World Heritage site Nakijin Castle wall collapses due to Typhoon Number Seven

World Heritage site Nakijin Castle wall collapses due to Typhoon Number Seven

 

July 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Due to the wind and rain from Typhoon Number Seven that passed through the main island of Okinawa between late in the evening on July 1 and the morning on July 2, part of the castle wall of World Heritage site Nakijin Castle collapsed.

 

Specifically,...