Asian Chample Foods Goya is an Okinawan/Asian style eatery recommended to me quite some time ago by Barbara Stein. I went there yesterday and fell in love with the place. The atmosphere of cheery colorful comfort, the super friendly staff, and the great tasting food combined to make me very happy indeed. Barbara swears by the salads there, but it was the Nasi Chample that … [Read more...]
To my mind the best fish 'n' chips in town are at the 海と空 (Umi to Sora or Sea and Sky) Okinawan restaurant on Shijo. Strictly speaking they don't actually have "fish 'n' chips on the menu, but what you do is; you order the ぐるくんのスイートチリソース (That's gurukun, a kind of Okinawan whitefish, with sweet chili sauce) and a portion of fried potatoes and you're away! Bob's your ojisan; … [Read more...]
Kyoto Professor Negotated Secret nuclear trade-off deal for Okinawa!
Jen L. Teeter writes... According to the original agreement between Japan and the U.S., Okinawa would be reverted to Japan in 1972 without the presences of nuclear weapons. However, behind the scenes, a Kyoto Sangyo professor, Wakaizumi Kei convinced then Prime Minister Sato Eisaku that Okinawa would not be handed over to Japan unless Japan allowed U.S. nukes on Japanese … [Read more...]
Today’s Rally for Okinawa
I was at a party last night and woke up today feeling very hungover. So much so that I was totally going to bail out of attending today's rally and demo against the American military's *occupation* of Okinawa. However, after reading Jeffrey Friedl's comments on the last Okinawan post, I pretty much felt like I had to go - if only to wind him up a little bit more. So thanks for … [Read more...]
磔磔 is a live house I've been meaning to check out for donkey's. This converted brewhouse opened as a coffee shop in 1974. In those days the master would spin a few discs for the clientele and there would be one or two live performances a week, but gradually the performances increased and it became the famous live house we know today. I was impressed to see the names of those … [Read more...]