Ogimi - the Village of Longevity
September 16, 2018
Incredibly active community life
The warm climate of Okinawa makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year round.
“Greatest longevity in Japan” declaration:
At 80 years old, I am still a child.
When Heaven calls at 90,
Let us keep going strong as we get older,
Come to our village in your old age,
We the senior citizens of Ogimi proudly declare
April 23rd, 1993
In Ogimi, compared to the average Japanese diet:
(1) People eat more meats,
Another point worthy of mention is salt intake. Okinawa is the only prefecture that has made it below the goal of 10 grams per person per day set by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and that figure is 9 grams for Ogimi.
"Every country has a generation gap but here (Okinawa in general) it is becoming a yawning chasm..."
Bashofu story from Kijoka, Ogimi-son, Kunigami-gun
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