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Ryukyu Star

spring 2012 An OkiJET Publication


ryukyu star the

Editor    Ayli Chong

Visual Editor    Jd Banks

Prefectural Advisors    Ryan Ohta and Elizabeth Reuter

Published by    Okinawa Prefectural Government

Contact us at   ryukyustar@ajet.net


spring 2012 1‐2 Editors’ Notes     Ayli Chong and Jd Banks

3‐4 Notes from the Kencho    Ryan Otah and Elizabeth Reuter

5 A word from the Muni PA    Elizabeth Reuter

6‐7 Give me chocolate  !!"#$%&'($!)&*+$

8‐9 The Sixteenth Day   !!"#$%&'($!)&*+$

10‐12 Thailand    Kathryn Strong

13 Let’s Speak Uchinaaguchi 

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  Adam Nakama

14‐15 Uchinaaguchi 

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16‐19 Rekio the Lion    Grant Minagawa

20‐21 Takarazuki Review    Elizabeth Reuter

22‐25 Toru    Angi Bryzcki

26‐27 Sakura    "#$%&'($!)&*+$

28 Call for Submissions 

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Sakura Photo by Ben Martin

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Give Me

Chocolate Photos and Story by Ben Martin


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The Sixteenth Day

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