Voice Actor Shimabukuro Miyuri in Carole & Tuesday

If you’re looking for an amazing anime to binge on before the year ends, look no further than Carole & Tuesday which is streaming on Netflix (US). It has a great story, great music, and a great message. Voice actor Shimabukuro Miyuri (島袋美由利) from Okinawa voices Carole (singing is done by Nai Br.XX) and although …

Shurayo by Frou Frou (Imogen Heap & Guy Sigsworth)

In addition to being a fan of Okinawan music, I also listen to a lot of other music and have been a fan of Imogen Heap and her band with Guy Sigsworth, Frou Frou. In 2019 they released an EP called Shurayo featuring the tracks Shurayo, Shimauta, and Shurayo (Mika’s Version). So you must be …

Hawaii United Okinawa Association Goes YouTube

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA link) has gone to YouTube to reach out to its community and to the rest of the world. Many of us were saddened that their annual Okinawan Festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic something that performers, volunteers, and visitors look to every Labor Day weekend. This year …

@horinyo on Twitter

75年前の沖縄。 1945年6月 母親と子供たち。沖縄戦が激化する沖縄本島の首里近辺にて。 白黒写真を、人工知能+手動補正でカラー化しました。 pic.twitter.com/KjQbtsuVYW — ホリーニョ (@horinyo) December 6, 2020 Maybe weekly, I’ll feature an account on Twitter that’s worth a follow. Today I’m featuring @horinyo (ホリーニョ) from Osaka who tweets colorized black and white photos of Okinawa before and after the war. The photos are amazing and with close to 9,000 of them, …

Animal Crossing: New Horizons New CM Features Aragaki Yui

[任天堂HP]新垣結衣さんが出演する「Nintendo Switch 2020冬 TVCM」を公開しました。#どうぶつの森 #リングフィットアドベンチャーhttps://t.co/oM0Vn1IqB3 pic.twitter.com/JFSZbvbrU7 — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) December 7, 2020 Being a big fan of this game, it’s with great pleasure to see the latest CM (from the Japanese version of the game あつまれ どうぶつの森) feature Aragaki Yui! Did you know that there’s an Okinawan villager in this game? There’s also an Okinawan …

NHK World’s Okinawa Playlist

Perhaps one of the best media resources for non-Japanese language speakers is NHK World which is available as website and a standalone app for the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Recently they added playlists from their On Demand collection and there’s one for Okinawa! The playlist (“Okinawa: Hope through Hard Times” link) …