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“SPAM Musubi,” originally from Okinawa, gains popularity throughout Japan, becomes best seller at Family Mart in August

“SPAM Musubi,” originally from Okinawa, gains popularity throughout Japan, becomes best seller at Family Mart in August

September 15, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Family Mart (Tokyo – Kensuke Hosomi, CEO) started selling a pork and egg musubi “SPAM Musubi – Tuna Mayonnaise” (248 yen, tax included) throughout Japan in August, and it has quickly overtaken staples such as their grilled salmon musubi to become Family Mart’s top selling musubi in August. In just one month they sold over 4 million.

The musubi uses Whole Food’s (US) canned pork product “SPAM,” and combines it with...

 

Miyakojima’s place of power “Pumpkin Hole” is being destroyed by increase of tourists, cave stalactites are also breaking

Miyakojima’s place of power “Pumpkin Hole” is being destroyed by increase of tourists, cave stalactites are also breaking

September 13, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Bora Environmental Protection Committee (BEPC, Kaname Sunagawa, president), made of up of the residents in Bora Gusukube in Miyakojima, and the Miyakojima Fishery Collaboration Association (Hirotsugu Kuriyama, president) demanded Miyakojima City investigate...

“Furious” Ginowan City Council adopts resolution and written opinion opposing U.S. military’s disposal of water treated for PFAS

“Furious” Ginowan City Council adopts resolution and written opinion opposing U.S. military’s disposal of water treated for PFAS

September 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Ginowan – At the September meeting of the Ginowan City Council on September 8, the council unanimously adopted a resolution and written opinion opposing the U.S. Military’s disposal of polluted water containing PFAS (organofluorine compounds)...

Governor Tamaki talks about main points of economic reopening project, outlines Okinawa’s pandemic response measures asking business to stay closed with the extension of the state of emergency

Governor Tamaki talks about main points of economic reopening project, outlines Okinawa’s pandemic response measures asking business to stay closed with the extension of the state of emergency

September 10, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki held a conference at the Okinawa Prefectural Office September 9, where he announced Okinawa’s policy measures for dealing with the COVID-19 state of emergency, which was extended to the end of September. Tamaki explained...

Okinawa government requests U.S. aircraft noise abatement measures for another year in a row

Okinawa government requests U.S. aircraft noise abatement measures for another year in a row

September 9, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 7 the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) requested aircraft noise abatement in the areas surrounding Kadena Air Base and Futenma Air Station. The OPG lodged this request with five people in Japan and the United States, including people involved...

LaSalle Parsons, Catholic priest and human rights activist in Okinawa, dies at 90

LaSalle Parsons, Catholic priest and human rights activist in Okinawa, dies at 90

September 8, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

LaSalle Parsons, Catholic priest and president of a local group to deliberate life, death and aging (Sei to Shi to Oi wo Mitsumeru Kai) died of old age at 6:43 p.m. on September 4 at a monastery in Oroku, Naha City, at the age of 90. He...

Okinawa Products Enterprise Corporation imports technology from Taiwan to build plant factory in Tomigusuku, will grow organic produce

Okinawa Products Enterprise Corporation imports technology from Taiwan to build plant factory in Tomigusuku, will grow organic produce

 

September 7, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Wu Li Jun

Okinawa Products Enterprise Corporation (OPEC, Naha, Tomoaki Haneji, president) has imported farming technology from Taiwan, and are continuing on constructing a plant factory in Tomigusuku. They are planning on getting it operational...

Okinawaya store constructs 3-meter tall Shisa statues on Kokusai-dori to provide spiritual protection from COVID-19 for Okinawa

Okinawaya store constructs 3-meter tall Shisa statues on Kokusai-dori to provide spiritual protection from COVID-19 for Okinawa

August 30, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Okinawaya installed giant Shisa statues that reach over three meters in height in front of their flagship store on Kokusai-dori in Makishi, Naha, delighting both Okinawans and tourists who visit the street.

Each statue weighs 300 kilograms...

Refreshing! Time to Harvest Unripe Shikuwasa

Refreshing! Time to Harvest Unripe Shikuwasa

September 2, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

It is currently the best time to harvest unripe shikuwasa, a fruit commonly used in cooking and known for its characteristic refreshing aroma. On the morning of September 1, farmers in Kijoka in Ogimi, the center of Shikuwasa production, were out...

What is the sanlele? FM Yomitan radio share its origins and allure

What is the sanlele? FM Yomitan radio share its origins and allure

September 2, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

August 30 was Sanlele Day in Okinawa. FM Yomitan, Yomitan Village’s community FM radio station (President Tomoharu Nakasone), broadcasted a special program titled Sanlele Radio Festival. Sanlele (a blend of sanshin and ukulele) is a musical instrument...

Sugok Shin wins “ground-breaking” defamation lawsuit concerning DHC program News Girls

Sugok Shin wins “ground-breaking” defamation lawsuit concerning DHC program News Girls

September 2, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sugok Shin and other plaintiffs were interviewed in Tokyo on September 1 regarding the Tokyo District Court’s decision in their defamation lawsuit concerning the television program News Girls (Nyūsu Joshi), which picked up the topic of protest...