Apr 9, 2018

Okinawa brews up plans to make homegrown coffee a new specialty product

While Japan mostly depends on imports for its coffee consumption, farmers in Okinawa are trying to popularize homegrown coffee. Local farmers established a producers association in 2014, hoping to make coffee beans a new signature agricultural product of the island prefecture. The association is set ...

Mar 27, 2018

Emperor and Empress visit Okinawa to commemorate war victims

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Okinawa on Tuesday to pay tribute to the war dead, with their trip to the major World War II battlefield possibly their last before the Emperor's abdication in April next year. During the three-day trip, the 11th for the ...