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Social workers celebrate two centenarians in Ogimi: “I’m glad I lived to see this!”

Social workers celebrate two centenarians in Ogimi: “I’m glad I lived to see this!”

November 26, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Ikue Asato

On November 5, staff of the Ogimi Village Social Welfare Council (chaired by Tetsuo Shimada) and local social welfare workers visited the homes of two centenarians, Tsuru Maeda, 102, of Oshikawa Ward and Hatsu Miyagi, 103, of Yako Ward, in Ogimi Village.

Every fiscal year, “Ogimi mayors” participate in the “social welfare worker for a day” event and visit the homes of the elderly in each district (which are former elementary...

 

The harvest of yellow island carrots begins under a blue sky in Nakagusuku Village

The harvest of yellow island carrots begins under a blue sky in Nakagusuku Village

November 26, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

As of November 25, due to chill as a result of a high-pressure system moving in from the Eurasian continent, clouds have spread. However, in the Okinawa region the weather has mostly been fair. In Kitahama, Nakagusuku Village, which is known for being the area...

After their farm was ravaged by swine fever, Kinna Farm launches a food truck to aid their rebuilding process, featuring the “Gochiso-sando,” made with local ingredients

After their farm was ravaged by swine fever, Kinna Farm launches a food truck to aid their rebuilding process, featuring the “Gochiso-sando,” made with local ingredients

November 26, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa City – Kina Farm in Ikehara, Okinawa City, which had to cull 3,012 pigs in January this year after being hit with classical swine fever (CSF), is undertaking a new challenge as part of their rebuilding process. With a goal of spreading awareness about...

Black-Faced Spoonbill Arrives at Aka Island Announcing Coming of Winter

Black-Faced Spoonbill Arrives at Aka Island Announcing Coming of Winter

November 21, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Kenichi Muraishi

Zamami, Aka Island – Just before sunset on November 4, a lone black-faced spoonbill was spotted on Aka Island. The black-faced spoonbill is a familiar bird at the Manko tidal flat in Naha or the Triangle Pond, which is a detention...

Ikkokudou talks about becoming a ventriloquist in guest lecture at Ginoza Junior High School, “When your dreams change, it is progress”

Ikkokudou talks about becoming a ventriloquist in guest lecture at Ginoza Junior High School, “When your dreams change, it is progress”

November 21, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Ginoza – Ventriloquist and Okinawa Native Ikkokudou gave a guest lecture at Ginoza Junior High School November 13. He also performed some ventriloquy, and talked about how he became a ventriloquist, and how important it was to have a goal to work towards.

Ikkokudou...

Shimpo President Hanashiro renews dedication to cultural preservation with Mécénat Award

Shimpo President Hanashiro renews dedication to cultural preservation with Mécénat Award

November 20, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Tokyo-based Association for Corporate Support for the Arts (Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai “KMK”), led by President Motoki Ozaki, held its 2020 Japan Mécénat Awards Ceremony in Tokyo on November 20. The Mécénat Awards honors corporate activities that promote...

Toshie Asato, oldest person speaking of her Battle of Okinawa experiences and inspiration for film “GAMA”, dies at 99

Toshie Asato, oldest person speaking of her Battle of Okinawa experiences and inspiration for film “GAMA”, dies at 99

November 15, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 10:33 p.m. on November 12, Toshie Asato, who was the oldest living person speaking about her experiences of the Battle of Okinawa in Okinawa and who served as the model for the film “GAMA: Getto no hana (GAMA: Shell ginger flowers)”, died of thyroid cancer...

New Year’s Greetings and Shuri Castle at Sunrise: Japan Post begins limited sale of New Year’s postcard

New Year’s Greetings and Shuri Castle at Sunrise: Japan Post begins limited sale of New Year’s postcard

November 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 20, the Okinawa Regional Office of the Japan Post (Regional Office Director Akio Higa) will begin selling New Year’s lottery postcards (nenga-hagaki) featuring a design of Shuri Castle as it used to be. Only 4000 packs of the postcards will be issued....

Sunflower seeds distributed after cancelled Kitanakagusuku festival bloom across Japan

Sunflower seeds distributed after cancelled Kitanakagusuku festival bloom across Japan

November 18, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo
Across Japan, sunflowers from Kitanakagusuku have been blooming. Recently, one after another, people have been reporting that sunflowers have bloomed from sunflower seeds that were distributed free-of-charge in May by three people from a group for revitalizing...

Nago kids harvest 20 kg of rice with sickles

Nago kids harvest 20 kg of rice with sickles

November 19, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 7, young members of the Deigo Rugby Football School, lead by Shingo Mekaru, visited a farm in Goga, Nago City, to experience rice harvesting. Twenty-one 1st-3rd graders used sickles to harvest approximately 20 kg of mochi rice.

The activity...

The summer heat carries into November all over Okinawa with Hateruma recording a 29.3 degree temperature

The summer heat carries into November all over Okinawa with Hateruma recording a 29.3 degree temperature

November 20, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawan archipelago experienced a high-pressure system November 19 that brought with it blue sunny skies. Naha Port recorded a temperature of 28.6 degrees Celsius, and other areas saw similarly summery temperatures such as Iriomote Island in Taketomi hitting...