Did you know? Okinawans love canned tuna - 'Sea Chicken'

Did you know? Okinawans love canned tuna - 'Sea Chicken'

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

“Sea Chicken” is canned tuna made by Hagoromo Foods Corp., a Japanese food company. This canned tuna brand is popular all across Japan but is especially popular on the island. On average, each Okinawan eats four times more Sea Chicken than the average consumer in Japan’s 47 prefectures. This devotion to the tuna brand recently inspired the company’s 200-million-yen (approx. $1.8M) donation to restorations for Shuri Castle, which suffered damage from a fire in 2019.



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