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Yoga practice at ruins of Chinen Castle

Yoga practice at ruins of Chinen Castle

September 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 29, a Yoga event, “Yoga in Amamikiyo”, was held at the ruins of Chinen Castle in Nanjo. Participants stretched in a relaxed manner, while being healed by the sounds of birdsong, and a breeze that rustled the trees around the ruins.

This event was held as a part of Nanjo City’s wellness events program. It was the first time it has been held at the ruins of the Castle.

The site of the ruins is located in the Chinen...

 

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival attracts 320,000 spectators

Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival attracts 320,000 spectators

September 7, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 60th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival, which is one of the largest Eisa events in Okinawa, was held at Koza Athletic Park in Okinawa City from September 4 to 6. Fifteen Eisa organizations from in and outside of Okinawa City, known as the “City of Eisa,”...

GPS shows sea turtle drifted from Saipan to Kunigami

GPS shows sea turtle drifted from Saipan to Kunigami

September 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

A female green turtle, an endangered species, was found dead at Iji, Kunigami, after having laid eggs in Saipan. Sea turtles drifting 2,000 kilometers from Saipan to Japan is a rare event....

Immediately after Onaga inauguration, SDF Chief of Joint Staff Council “promised” Henoko to the US

Immediately after Onaga inauguration, SDF Chief of Joint Staff Council “promised” Henoko to the US

September 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

It recently came to light that on December 17-18 of last year, when Japan Self Defense Force Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Council Katsutoshi Kawano visited the United States, he spoke to U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Joseph Dunford regarding the planned relocation...

Etsuko Abe to raise awareness nationwide of soil issues related to Henoko landfill

Etsuko Abe to raise awareness nationwide of soil issues related to Henoko landfill

September 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Mizu Plaza in Omoromachi, Naha, Etsuko Abe, an interim co-representative of the nationwide liaison council Opposition to Henoko Soil Hauling and co-representative of the Pan-Seto Inland Sea Congress, opened a meeting of the aforementioned...

3,800 protesters against new US base and new security laws gather in front of Camp Schwab

3,800 protesters against new US base and new security laws gather in front of  Camp Schwab

September 6, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 5, a rally demanding the cancellation of construction of a new U.S. base in Henoko, the scrapping of a security bill and the resignation of the Abe administration was held in front of U.S. Marine Camp Schwab at Henoko, Nago.

According to...

Governor suggests revoking approval of landfill, exerting every possible effort to block new US base

September 8, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The final meeting of the intensive consultations between the Okinawa Prefectural and the central governments over the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko was held at 4:20 p.m. on September 7 at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The...

Henoko tug-of-war attracts 2500 people

Henoko tug-of-war attracts 2500 people

September 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 30 at the Henoko Ground in the Henoko district of Nago City, a traditional tug-of-war event was held. Participants in the Henoko tug-of-war were divided into two groups, east and west, and faced off twice. The East group won the competition, after winning...

Former Prime Minister Murayama supports ‘All-Okinawa’ movement

Former Prime Minister Murayama supports ‘All-Okinawa' movement

September 3, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Honorary chairman of Social Democratic Party Tomiichi Murayama was the Prime Minister when a massive protest rally was held on October 21, 1995, following the 1995 rape of 12-year-old by U.S. servicemen. In December of the same year, Murayama sued then Okinawa...

Okinawa youth group protests security bill and new US base

Okinawa youth group protests security bill and new US base

August 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 23, at a park in Chatan, youth group SEALDs RYUKYU held a protest rally against the government’s security-related bills and the construction of a New U.S. base in Henoko, Nago. About 500 University students took part in the rally. They voiced their...

OIST accepts 24 students from 15 countries

OIST accepts 24 students from 15 countries

September 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 1, The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) held an enrollment ceremony for doctoral students at the school, which is located in the Tancha district of Onna. The fourth batch of students is made up of twenty-four...