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Hawaiians with Okinawan ancestry play sanshin for peace in Yomitan

Hawaiians with Okinawan ancestry play sanshin for peace in Yomitan

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Approximately twenty Hawaiians with Okinawan ancestry visited the Chibichirigama in Yomitan Village on November 1, where a group of young men had vandalized the natural cave. The group played Kwamucha-bushi and made offered up origami cranes and Hawaiian leis in a prayer for peace. The group also visited the Shimukugama, where a thousand residents were saved by two people who had returned from Hawaii and were able to communicate...

 

People sigh in relief as ferry finally arrives with goods after typhoons

People sigh in relief as ferry finally arrives with goods after typhoons

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Due to typhoons numbers 21 and 22, the ferry from the main island of Okinawa was unable to make its delivery to Minamidaito and Kitadaito Villages since October 15.

On November 2, for the first time in 18 days, the ferry arrived...

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

Nakijin Village to receive Ryukyuan remains from Taiwan University

 

November 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Taiwan University will return the remains of Ryukyuan people that were found in Mumujana grave in Nakijin Village by anthropologists from the former Imperial Universities in the early Showa era and are being kept at the university.

The...

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

F-35As temporarily deployed to Kadena

 

November 3, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

 

(Central Okinawa) On November 2, ten F-35As, one of the U.S. Air Force’s newest stealth fighters, arrived at Kadena Air Base. The F-35As are normally stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The 18th Wing of the U.S....

Multi-generational World Uchinanchu Day celebration takes place in the Washington D.C. area

Multi-generational World Uchinanchu Day celebration takes place in the Washington D.C. area

 

November 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Yukiyo Zaha

 

Washington D.C. – The Washington Okinawa Kai (Itsuko Asato, president), formed by Okinawans and their descendants living in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, celebrated the October 30 anniversary...

New Marine-like GSDF unit considered for deployment to Okinawa after U.S. Marines’ relocation

New Marine-like GSDF unit considered for deployment to Okinawa after U.S. Marines’ relocation

 

November 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It came to light on October 31 that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and Self-Defense Forces (SDF) are considering Camp Hansen in Okinawa as a potential place to deploy the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB), a unit of the Ground...

First Japanese hailing from Ginowan City crowned best gelato-maker in the world

First Japanese hailing from Ginowan City crowned best gelato-maker in the world

 

October 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 28, Taizo Shibano, a 42-year-old executive of La Vous, a gelato shop in Ginowan City that uses locally-sourced Okinawan ingredients, was awarded first place in the Gelato World Cup held in Italy. Now that Taizo is the first...

A call to “gather at the birthplace of Karate,” as registration opens for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

A call to “gather at the birthplace of Karate,” as registration opens for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

 

November 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Participant registration for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament, which will be held starting August 1, 2018, began on November 1.

Including both the competitions and seminars, the tournament is aiming for between...

Global Uchinanchu community connects across borders, celebrating the first “World Uchinanchu Day,” together

Global Uchinanchu community connects across borders, celebrating the first “World Uchinanchu Day,” together

 

October 31, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Prefecture hosted “World Uchinanchu Day,” which was designated last year the 6th International Uchinanchu Festival, on October 30 at the ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harbor View in Naha.

The event was attended by...

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama criticizes forced Henoko base construction

Former Prime Minister Hatoyama criticizes forced Henoko base construction

 

October 28, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On October 26, Former Prime Minister and East Asian Community Institute (EACI) Chairman Yukio Hatoyama, Ryukoku University Professor Yasukatsu Matsushima from the Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans...

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

Kids from Fukushima invited by Kurara Chibana to enjoy beach in Geruma

 

October 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Twelve children between the age of four and eleven living in Fukushima prefecture and their six mothers were invited to the Geruma Camp at Geruma Island, Zamami Village in Okinawa on October 24 and 25.

The event has been carried...