(CNN) – Don’t expect to find yakitori in a typical Okinawan restaurant. Or sushi. Japan’s southernmost prefecture has its own unique food culture, the result of both its location and its complex history. The islands that make up Okinawa were once part of an independent state called the Ryukyu Kingdom, which ruled from the 15th …

Chaba hit Japan and South Korea with high winds and heavy rains. When Chaba was a super typhoon, it brought wind gusts of up to 134 mph over the Japanese island of Kume on Monday. Chaba pounded parts of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan on Monday, October 3 with wind gusts well in excess of 100 …

A gigantic effort to document one of the most abundant species on the planet is underway to better understand its characteristics and diversity. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) are collaborating to map 15,000 ant species around the world, according to Apple Daily. Dr Benoit Guenard, …

Japanese people are more likely to reach the age of 100 than anyone else in the world, a fact some researchers attribute to their diet. So, are they right – and is eating tofu and squid the place to start? Can you eat your way up to a century? I’m not talking about the cricket …