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Okinawa Churashima Foundation wins top honour at Kuala Lumpur Orchid & Bonsai Show

Okinawa Churashima Foundation wins top honour at Kuala Lumpur Orchid & Bonsai Show

August 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Churashima Foundation’s won the top honour in the display section at the Kuala Lumpur Orchid & Bonsai Show 2015. With an Okinawa-themed display, the foundation impressed judges of the International Display first prize (Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s prize).

This year is the third time the event has been held in Kuala Lumpur. Thirty pieces of work were entered from 19 other countries, including Germany and the Netherlands. The Okinawa Churashima...

 

UN special rapporteur meets Okinawa Governor: Okinawa a case of discrimination

UN special rapporteur meets Okinawa Governor: Okinawa a case of discrimination

August 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

United Nations Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli Corpuz, who reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly UNGA, met Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga at the Okinawa Prefectural Office around 9 a.m. on August 17. Corpuz said that she views...

Three Ryukyu brown hawk owl babies found in Nago castle

Three Ryukyu brown hawk owl babies found in Nago castle

August 5, 2015 Mitsuo Kochi Correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

Three Ryukyu brown hawk owls born in a Nago Castle forest have taken off from their nest. The nest was submerged in the quiet and dark forest. People started to see baby owls from the beginning of July and heard them sing “chi-li-li-li”,...

Shinugu animistic festival held for a good crop and perfect health

Shinugu animistic festival held for a good crop and perfect health

August 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Shinugu, which is designated as a significant intangible folk cultural asset of Japan, was held in Ada, Kunigami Village on the afternoon of August 15. In the fitful rain, local men crowned with grassy headwear and covered with leaves climbed up a mountain to become...

World Uchinanchu Student Summit promotes interaction between youth of Okinawan descent

World Uchinanchu Student Summit promotes interaction between youth of Okinawan descent

August 11, 2015 Yoshiki Nagahama of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Northern Okinawa branch of the World Youth Uchinanchu Association (WYUA) is arranging to hold a World Uchinanchu Student Summit for youth of Okinawan descent from overseas at Meio University in Nago City on November 21-22. Around forty exchange...

Director of US peace organization visits Okinawa

Director of US peace organization visits Okinawa

August 12, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the afternoon of August 11, Paul Martin, the policy director of Peace Action, one of the United States’ largest peace organizations, visited the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly. Martin exchanged opinions on the U.S. military base issues in Okinawa with assembly...

People gather at 11th anniversary of US helicopter crash on Okinawa International University

People gather at 11th anniversary of US helicopter crash on Okinawa International University

August 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Eleven years ago, a CH-53D Stallion helicopter from the Futenma Air Station crashed onto Okinawa International University on August 13. A gathering was held at the university on August 13 at around 2 p.m., the same time the accident occurred, to reflect on Okinawa...

Nago Mayor at odds with defense minister; says distance between them has not narrowed on Henoko relocation.

Nago Mayor at odds with defense minister; says distance between them has not narrowed on Henoko relocation.

August 16, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the morning of August 16, at a hotel in Nago City, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine held a meeting for the first time on the plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to Henoko. After the meeting, Nakatani and...

Gov. Onaga criticizes Japanese officials for viewing Okinawa only in strategic terms

Gov. Onaga criticizes Japanese officials for viewing Okinawa only in strategic terms

August 17, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 16, at the prefectural government office, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani met with Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga to gain his understanding on the plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan to Henoko, Nago.

At the meeting,...

Okinawa governor questions Suga on the logic of base expansion

Okinawa governor questions Suga on the logic of base expansion

August 13, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, officials from the Japanese government and the Okinawa Prefectural Government met at the Okinawa Prefectural Building to conduct the first in a series of intensive discussions to be held during a one-month period in which construction related to the...

Naha Airport to install enclosed pedestrian bridge between terminals

August 7, 2015 Ayako Sakaguchi of Ryukyu Shimpo

Naha Airport Building Co. Ltd. (NABCO) and Okinawa Prefecture will build a covered pedestrian bridge to connect the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. They aim for it to be open by June 2016. Currently, there is no sheltered access...