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Four Goat Kids Born in One Month at Hentona High School in Ogimi

Four Goat Kids Born in One Month at Hentona High School in Ogimi

August 12, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Ogimi – In the approximately one month from late June to late July, four goat kids were born one after the other at Hentona High School in Ogimi, a town close to a forest that is a natural heritage site. The four goats were born to three of the Okinawan goats that the high school science club is raising. The schoolyard has grown livelier with their arrival.

 

On June 23, eight-month-old Elsa gave birth to a male goat kid....

 

Governor Tamaki calls for people to “refrain from visiting relatives for Obon” as Okinawa looks to implement new COVID measures, increase the speed of vaccination distribution

Governor Tamaki calls for people to “refrain from visiting relatives for Obon” as Okinawa looks to implement new COVID measures, increase the speed of vaccination distribution

August 12, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

With the rapid spread of a new wave of COVID-19, Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki held a press conference at the Okinawa Prefectural Office on August 12, where he announced new coronavirus measures such as a plan to increase the speed of vaccine distribution....

Tokyo Paralympic flames ignited in Okinawa with prayer for peace

Tokyo Paralympic flames ignited in Okinawa with prayer for peace

August 13, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 12, torch bearers located in six towns and cities of Okinawa prayed for peace as they ignited torches for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, which will open on August 24. The six locations included the Fire of Peace monument at the Peace Memorial...

Ministry of Defense adds 10 installations in Okinawa to the drone no-fly zone list

Ministry of Defense adds 10 installations in Okinawa to the drone no-fly zone list

August 10, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – The Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced August 6 that they were adding three Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) installations and seven U.S. military installations such as the U.S. Naha Military Port and JSDF Camp Naha to the list of locations that restricts...

Breaking – Kiyuna wins the gold medal in the Men’s Karate Kata, bringing home Okinawa’s first Olympic Gold Medal

Breaking – Kiyuna wins the gold medal in the Men’s Karate Kata, bringing home Okinawa’s first Olympic Gold Medal

August 6, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Karate Men’s Karate Kata event was held for the first time in the Olympics at the Nippon Budokan on August 6, the 15th day of the Tokyo Olympics, and its first champion was Okinawan-native Ryo Kiyuna (31 – Konan High School, Okinawa International...

Okinawa’s Shohei Yabiku wins wrestling bronze “for dad”

Okinawa’s Shohei Yabiku wins wrestling bronze “for dad”

August 4, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Shohei Yabiku, 26, gave a press conference in Tokyo on the morning of August 4, a day after winning third place in the men’s 77kg Greco-Roman wrestling final at the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics. Yabiku is an alum of Urasoe Technical High School, Nippon...

Police charge citizen protesting U.S. military waste with forcible obstruction of business

Police charge citizen protesting U.S. military waste with forcible obstruction of business

August 4, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 3 the first security division of the Okinawa Prefectural Police filed documents with the Naha District Public Prosecutor’s Office concerning butterfly researcher Akino Miyagi being charged with forcible obstruction of business, a traffic...

Haebaru High School Wins Grand Prize in Traditional Arts Category at the All-Japan High School Culture Festival

Haebaru High School Wins Grand Prize in Traditional Arts Category at the All-Japan High School Culture Festival

August 6, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Kumiko Yoshihara in Wakayama – On August 5, the Traditional Arts Club of Haebaru High School won the grand prize, the Minister of Education’s award for excellence, in the Traditional Arts Category of the 45th All-Japan High School Culture Festival...

The pandemic in Okinawa is “suitable for a lockdown,” with the government, medical and business community making an emergency declaration calling for people to self-isolate for two weeks

The pandemic in Okinawa is “suitable for a lockdown,” with the government, medical and business community making an emergency declaration calling for people to self-isolate for two weeks

August 2, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki, who is grappling with the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Okinawa, held a meeting at the Okinawa Prefectural Office August 1 with representatives from the medical and business communities as well as Okinawa’s municipalities,...

Okinawa Technical High School wins national photography competition capturing “Okinawan warmth”

Okinawa Technical High School wins national photography competition capturing “Okinawan warmth”

July 29, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On July 29, students at Okinawa Technical High School won the 2021 Photography Koshien, a national high school photography competition. Every year, high school students from all over Japan compete to show off their techniques and eye for photography....

Emergency conference asks visitors to refrain from visiting Yambaru, warns of collapse of healthcare system in Okinawa’s northern region

Emergency conference asks visitors to refrain from visiting Yambaru, warns of collapse of healthcare system in Okinawa’s northern region

July 30, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Hokubu – With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Northern Municipalities Council and the Northern Region Medical Association stated July 29 that since the middle of July hospital beds are almost entirely full with coronavirus patients, and that, “the...