SIDOMULYO VILLAGE, Indonesia — Rahmat Shigeru Ono enjoyed his dinner of fried noodles, mixed sauteed vegetables and a spicy boiled egg.

For most of his life he has eaten Indonesian dishes and he's used to it, except that it must be accompanied by an "umeboshi" (pickled plum).

"Papi always wants to eat this," his youngest daughter said while putting some umeboshi on his plate, referring to Ono by the name his family and neighbors call him.