January 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
2017 is the year of the Rooster. Sixty-four-year-old Rinkichi Teruya, who lives at Mizugama, Kadena, raises chan chickens, which are native to Okinawa. The chickens were showing off their beautiful high voices and their typical three-syllable sound at his house.
Chans are an Okinawa prefecture designated natural treasure. It is said the chickens came from China during the Ryukyu Kingdom era when wealthy people kept them as a pet to enjoy because of the...
December 26, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Yoshikazu Miyazato
On December 25, it was confirmed that a humpback whale visited the northern sea of Zamami Island. It is the first whale sighting of the season.
Kiyoshi Miyagi, 57, a member of the Zamami Whale Watching Association, managed...