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Symposium on right to self-determination for Ainu and Ryukyuan

Symposium on right to self-determination for Ainu and Ryukyuan

February 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Uruma-no-Kai held a symposium on the right of self-determination for Ainu and Ryukyuans at Okinawa International University in Ginowan on February 7. This group aims to strengthen solidarity with the Ainu people and is involved with planning an annual “Northern Territories Day”, which is on February 7. About 30 people took part in the symposium.

Panelist Tsuyosh Arakaki, a member of the Ryukyu Shimpo editorial board, spoke out about...

 

AmerAsian School in Okinawa receives the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

AmerAsian School in Okinawa receives the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

February 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship is an award that honors individuals and organizations working on international cultural exchange activities based in regions nationwide. The AmerAsian School in Okinawa has received the award this time. This is...

JCG refuses to answer why they are constraining protesters in Henoko

JCG refuses to answer why they are constraining protesters in Henoko

February 7, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Officers of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) have been constraining citizens protesting against the plan to build an alternative base in Henoko, Nago, for Ginowan-based U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma. On February 6, a spokesperson from the 11th Regional Coast...

A visit from Miss Okinawa queens

January 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 20, three Miss Okinawa 2015, Ayami Machida (Miss Sky Blue), Riyo Kisyaba (Miss Cobalt Blue), Azusa Ahagon (Miss Clean Green Gracious) visited the Ryukyu Shimpo Office.

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Parts fall from Kadena’s F-15; similar accidents frequently happen

Parts fall from Kadena's F-15; similar accidents frequently happen

February 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

An F-15 fighter belonging to U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base lost its distal portion weighing 5.4 kg from the left of the vertical stabilizers during flight on February 4. This conical shaped metal part is about 23 cm high and about 15 cm in width. According to...

Symposium on Karate and Chinese Martial Arts held in Urasoe

Symposium on Karate and Chinese Martial Arts held in Urasoe

February 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

At Urasoe City Tedako Hall on January 25, the Urasoe City Education Board held a symposium to trace the roots of karate. Many experts of Chinese martial arts and karate took the podium. They announced research results on the history, relationship, and similarities...

Coffee harvest tour in Higashi

Coffee harvest tour in Higashi

January 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, NPO Uyagi Okinawa held a three-day coffee harvest tour at a coffee farm in Arime, Higashi. Many coffee producers and coffee lovers from Okinawa and the main islands of Japan took part in the event. They harvested berries from coffee trees and tasted...

Island-Wide Council calls for more people to join protest in Henoko

Island-Wide Council calls for more people to join protest in Henoko

February 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 2, co-representatives of the Island-Wide Council announced a statement asking for the construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, Nago, to be halted, and for more people to take part in protest action at the site. The council consists of intellectuals...

Immigration time to be reduced for passengers of Star Cruises

Immigration time to be reduced for passengers of Star Cruises

January 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Malaysia based cruise ship SuperStar Aquarius will be under a system of “landing permission for cruise ship tourists”, which will allow landing through simplified procedures. If this is realized, foreign passengers will be able to stay two hours longer and...

A 220-kilo Bluefin tuna, the first of the year, thrills Hentona fishing port

A 220-kilo Bluefin tuna, the first of the year, thrills Hentona fishing port

January 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo 

The first Bluefin tuna for this year was landed at Hentona fishing port on January 27. The welcomed “first catch” thrilled the people at the port.

Tsuyoshi Machida, 38-year-old fisherman, sailed out to the sea off Iheya on the 24th. In the...

District court recognizes Naha City’s claim on sea boundary from Ryukyu Kingdom era

January 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 28, chief judge Hiroshi Suzuki of Naha District Court recognized Naha City’s claim on a lawsuit filed by Naha City against Tomigusuku City to confirm the sea boundary south of Naha Airport. The court conceded Naha City’s sea boundary claim...