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#174 Third-Party Verification of the Graviton barrier in Okinawa

#174 Third-Party Verification of the Graviton barrier in Okinawa
As I have mentioned many times, the graviton barrier that was accidentally created for the Ryukyu Islands in November 2013 has produced promising results in various natural phenomena.

Since a significant portion of the ultraviolet rays in summer has been converted to infrared rays, red sunburns have been significantly reduced, cars and buildings have been cleaned and made shiny by the infrared rays’ effect, and the natural health of the Ryukyu Islands has been improving yearly. We have hardly any extremely hot days anymore, and it’s clear that once you’re in Okinawa you feel more energetic, your work efficiency improves, and there’s a kind of overall healing effect.

Elementary schools, which have always been the worst in the nation in national achievement tests, have suddenly jumped to 23rd in the ranking starting in 2014, and then improved year by year, finally joining the top group. Junior high schools are still last, but I explain the cause below. 

In other words, the entire Ryukyu Islands have a rectification function of electromagnetic waves attributable to the graviton barrier, and harmful electromagnetic waves have been reduced. Functional electromagnetic waves enhance the ability to concentrate, an effect that has been seen in elementary schools. However, those children who were in the top group of the list fell to the bottom when they became junior high school students. Daily study is important at the junior high school level, but it is said that junior high school students in Okinawa study the least in Japan, and if improvements can be made in this area, it will be possible for them to be ranked higher.

Other phenomena seen because of the graviton barrier effect are that food items in the refrigerator are less likely to spoil and beverage products in vending machines have become more like health drinks. The O-ring test shows positive results for everything from the Ryukyu Islands, while everything in other places registers as negative. In addition, there is less damage from typhoons year by year, and typhoons are more likely to occur in the waters around Okinawa. The typhoons that occur in the neighboring seas pass by before the atmospheric pressure becomes too low, so they do not cause strong wind or flood damage, and the rain is more a blessing. 

The mysterious phenomenon of increased work efficiency has been attracting attention among IT companies for the past five to six years, and there have been more cases of companies moving their headquarters to Okinawa, which has even been featured on NHK, (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation). The scientific basis that everyone loves so much has been ignored in favor of repeating unscientific explanations that people can more easily understand. 

But surprise! Now there is scientific evidence that this is true. The results were done completely independent of us. I recommend you read the following article several times.

Working in Okinawa improves sleep and concentration! 
Workcation verification by the prefecture

(Partial quote) An experiment conducted on the same people in Tokyo and Okinawa showed that working in Okinawa improved “sleep quality,” “concentration,” and “inspiration,” as well as reduced “stress.”

Ryukyu Shimpo March 18th, 2022
(Go to the article citation for the full text) 
Ryukyu Shimpo, March 18, 2022

Working in Okinawa boosts “sleep” and “concentration”!
Prefectural Government Verifies “Workcation”

The Okinawa Prefectural Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports Department has recently verified the physical and mental health benefits of “workcations,” in which people telework while enjoying their vacations. The results of an experiment conducted on the same person in Tokyo and Okinawa showed that working in Okinawa improved “sleep quality,” “concentration,” and “inspiration,” and also led to a reduction in “stress.” By job category, “marketing professionals” were found to most likely benefit. 

The survey was conducted on five men and women in their 30s and 40s working in marketing, administration, research, engineering, and sales. The five people were divided into two teams and stayed in Yaeyama (Ishigaki and Taketomi Islands) and Naha, Chubu areas for 3 nights and 4 days from November 8 to 11, 2021. They had experiences that made the most of the characteristics of each region and were able to corroborate the effectiveness of the project. 

Participants in the demonstration experiment of the “Okinawa Workcation Promotion Project” doing yoga along the prefecture’s coastline in November 2021 (photo provided).

This difference is quite staggering and has a cumulative effect, so it has become a fundamental force for the promotion of tourism and relocation to local areas, which has been a boom in the Ryukyu Islands centered on Okinawa and has revitalized the islands.

What should be noted, too, is the recent activity in Amami Oshima Island, which is part of the Ryukyu Islands. The people of Kagoshima Prefecture, to which Amami belongs, have been amazed by this phenomenon. (The islands are beginning to revitalize themselves, including two recent appearances at the prestigious national high school baseball championship, which is held at Koshien Stadium in Hyogo Prefecture.)

Reports on flower and bird activities occurring in Okinawa

In the past, I used to envy Hawaii when its flowers were in full bloom, comparing it to the miserable condition of the Golden Showers in Okinawa, where typhoons made it difficult for the flowers to fully bloom. Now, however, they bloom as well as they do in Hawaii. (Articles 1 and 2)

The Sagaribana, barringtonia racemose, which is resistant to salt damage and typhoons, has spread throughout the region and has become a symbolic flower of Okinawa. (Articles 3 and 4)

Flowers have become more voluminous and open more fully, and Tokkuriran, Ponytail palm, which was rare until now, can be found blooming in various locations. (Articles 5 and 6).

The cumulative effect of the graviton barrier has resulted in fruit trees in gardens that rarely bore fruit now bearing abundant fruit. (Articles 7-9)

I will also add information about birds (Articles 10 and 11).
Okinawa Times, Saturday, June 25, 2022 

Golden Flowers Pouring Down 
Highest temperature of the year at 14 locations in the prefecture

On June 24th, it was hot days in midsummer in the Okinawa region, with Hateruma Island recording 33.7 ℃, and in various places. The highest temperature of the year was recorded at 14 observation sites, including 33.1℃ in Ohara Taketomi Town and 31.4℃ in Ashimine, Naha City. 

On a city road in Higashimachi, Naha City, bright yellow flowers in the summer sunlight were blooming on a golden shower tree (namban saikachi). The shower-like beads of flowers are a delight to the eyes of passersby. According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, the Okinawa region will be covered by high pressure on the 25th, and the weather will be generally sunny. (Photo by Daiki Nago)

Golden shower with its yellow blossoms, brightening the streets of Okinawa Higashimachi, Naha City, on the afternoon of August 24th. (Photo by Daiki Nago)
Okinawa Times, Friday, July 8, 2022 

Golden color in the blue sky of Motobu Town
Golden Shower tree (Fabaceae) is blooming at Mr. Koba’s house

The bright yellow flowers of the Nanbansaikachi (Fabaceae) at the home of Hideo Koba, 74, in Katsuu, Motobu Town, are now seventy percent in full bloom, delighting the eyes of visitors. The appearance of them hanging from tree branches led to another name for them: “Golden Shower.” They are native to India and are the national flower of Thailand. A cousin of Mr. Koba’s father planted the seeds about forty years ago when he brought them from Brazil.

 “When I first saw it, I thought it was a wisteria flower. The Golden color flowers suit Okinawa well,” said Natsuko Nakasone, 82, and Katsumi Oshiro, 72, friends of Koba’s wife, Sachiko 77, who came from Nago City to observe the flowers. 

Mr. Koba happily explained that, “The orange jessamine I planted near the base of the golden shower tree had grown, so I cut it down, and another trunk grew from the base of the golden shower tree, expanding the width of its branches. In the mornings and evenings, bees are busy buzzing around the flowers.” 

The yellow blossoms of the golden shower looked beautiful against the blue sky. 
(Reported by Manabu Tamaki)

Brilliant yellow flowers of the golden shower tree hanging down close to one’s head, June 30, Katsuu, Motobu Town.
Okinawa Times, Saturday, July 9, 2022 

Sagaribana, Barringtonia recamosa, Shower of racemes
A spectacular view of 5,000 
 “This is the first time for me to see it”

In Nakao-ku, Nago City

About 5,000 racemes. About 30 Sagaribana, barringtonia racemose (Lecythidacese) planted five years ago are in full bloom now and delighting visitors to the flower beds in front of the community center and park in Nakao-ku (Seiichi Tamaki, ward head), Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture. 

This year, too, they began to bloom around the consecutive holidays in May. During the rainy season, the flowers soon fell, but they have been blooming every night since the end of the rainy season. Each four-meter-high tree has about 200 racemes hanging down, ranging from about forty centimeters to one meter in length, and including all the Sagaribana trees there are about 5,000 racemes hanging down, waiting to bloom.

Mr. Tamaki, head of Nakao Ward, admiring the racemes, said, “I have never seen so many racemes hanging down. It’s spectacular. Local residents of the ward are so fortunate to observe them, and I expect they will bloom every night until around October.” On the morning of the 6th, Sagaribana petals fell in the park, creating a pink and white carpet on the grass. (Reported by Manabu Tamaki)

About 200 total racemes hanging from a single tree, July 6th, Nakao-ku, Nago City

Photo: “I wonder if it was in bloom even during the Jomon period. The ‘Phantom overnight blossoms’ remind us of the boundless history.”

Okinawa Times, Saturday, July 2, 2022 

Thinking of the Jomon Period
Sagaribana, barringtonia racemose decorate the ruins in Chatan

On January 1st, the first “Jomon Night” was held at the Ireibaru Ruins in Chatan Town, Okinawa Prefecture to help people learn about the Ireibaru Ruins, a nationally designated historic site. Excavations revealed the existence of a colony of Sagaribana at the Jomon-era ruins, and the town planted trees to evoke the atmosphere of that long-ago time. 120 visitors from the town and elsewhere enjoyed observing the “phantom overnight flower” illuminated with its unique fragrance in the night breeze.

The event was held by the town as a pre-event for the opening of the Ireibaru ruins to the public, and was scheduled for the 1st and 2nd, but was only held on the first day due to the approach of Typhoon No.4 to the main island of Okinawa.

Participants strolled around the ruins with flashlights in their hands. The staff gave them an overview of the ruins and an explanation of the Town Museum (tentative name) which is planned for the adjacent land. 

A Kuwae resident, an 80 year old woman, who was able to experience the fantastic space created by ruins and the Sagaribana (also known as Sawafuji), which blooms at night and sheds its petals in the morning, commented that, “I am happy to be able to observe it in Chatan. I’m looking forward to seeing the future plans for the museum as well.” Akinori Fuji, curator of the town’s Cultural Affairs Department, said, “Research has shown that the Sagaribana has existed for 7,000 years. We hope to continue to promote the charm of these ruins.” (Mr. Sunagawa, Chubu News Department)

Participants enjoying the one-night-only flowers in a colony of Sagaribana that evokes the Jomon Period. Taken at July 1st at8 pm in the Ireibaru Ruins in Chatan Town (photo by Daiki Nago). 
Okinawa Times,Thursday, July 7, 2022 

Gonzui, Euscaphis japonica, fruits
Bright red “Mihan chagi”

Futami, Nago City

On July 1st, bright red berries were observed on a Gonzui, Euscaphis japonica (Staphyleaceae) tree growing wild along Route 331 near the three-way junction in Futami, Nago City. The shrub is about three meters tall and bears many red berries of about 1cm in length on 15cm long conical inflorescence at the tips of its branches. The leaves are in opposing pairs, facing each other. They are about 8 cm long and 3 to 4cm wide, curled up to the back with jagged edges. The ripe berries split open to reveal spherical, black seeds about 5 mm in diameter.

The appearance of black seeds emerging from the bright red pulp resembles a “flipped over eyelid,” so it is called “mihan chagi” or “mipan chagi,” depending on the local dialect.
(Reported by Manabu Tamaki)

Gonzui fruits called “mihan chagi” in the local dialect along Route 331 in Futami, Nago City on July 1st.
Okinawa Times, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 

Vibrant vermilion blossoms of the Ogocho (Peacock Flowers)
Okinawa City

Vibrant vermilion flowers of the Ogocho, which means large butterflies, (Peacock flowers in English) are blooming along the waterway between the Shiomi Bridge and the Shin-Awase Bridge near Misato Technical High School in Awase Okinawa City. The long stamens and petals swaying in the wind look like dancing butterflies, thus the name. Along with Sandanka, Chinese ixora, and Deigo, Erythrina variegata it is considered to be one of the three major flowers in Okinawa.

According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, on the 5th many places in the Okinawa region experienced a midsummer day with temperatures exceeding 30 ℃, with Kume Island recording 32.6 ℃ ,the highest temperature recorded this year. Naha was 31.4 ℃ . On the 6th, high pressure is expected to bring mostly clear skies, with a few showers and thunderstorms in some places. 

The vermilion flowers of the Ogocho, which means large butterflies, (Peacock flowers in English) are in full bloom. The long stamens and petals remind one of a fluttering butterfly. Taken in Awase, Okinawa City on July 5th. (Photo by Daiki Nago)
Okinawa Times, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 

Tokkuriran, Ponytail palm flowering in Ginoza
Yara Brothers Bonsai Garden

Tokkuriran, Ponytail palm, is in full bloom at the Yara Bonsai Garden, run by brothers Tsuneo Yara, 71, and Masaru Yara, 67, of Ginoza Village. The Tokkuriran is a tall evergreen tree native to Mexico. The lower part of the trunk swells up, making it look like a tokkuri, small sake bottles. It is said to bloom only once every few decades, so blooming is a rare occurrence.  Tsuneo, who guided us around tree, was also surprised, saying, “I’ve been watching it for over thirty years, but this is the first time the flowers have bloomed.” Pale yellow flowers are blooming all at once at the top of the tree, which is over five meters tall. Tsuneo said, “We sell bonsai trees, so if you contact us, we will be happy to show you the Tokkuriran as well.” 
(Reported by Fumiko Yamauchi)

The Tokkuriran has grown to be more than three times the height of Tsuneo Yara. Flowers in full bloom at the Yara Bonsai Garden in Gonoza Village on March 9th.
Okinawa Times, Sunday, July 3, 2022 

Nineteen large Paramitsu, Jackfruits
Ishigaki Health and Welfare Center

Many giant tropical “Jackfruit” fruits have grown in the courtyard of the Health and Welfare Center in Tonoshiro, Ishigaki City, and visitors are surprised to see them, exclaiming, “Wow, so many, and so huge!”. 

The tree is about seven meters tall with a trunk diameter of thirty centimeters. 
Oblong fruits, each about 20 cm in diameter and 40-45 cm long, hang from the trunk, from several tens of centimeters to 2.5 meters above ground.

The surface of the fruits is covered with protuberances and are green or yellowish green, turning brown when ripe. It’s not known when the tree was planted, but the first fruiting was said to be two fruits in the fall of five years ago. 

Since then, it has been fruitful mainly in early summer and fall, and the number of the fruits has increased. Atsushi Koike, the chief of the center, says, “It bears about twenty fruits at a time. The center staff will hardly consume any of them, so we will give them to those who wish to receive them.”

Paramitsu is an evergreen tree of the mulberry family. It is native to South India and its English name is Jackfruit. The fruit is a cluster of many small fruits like a fig. When ripe, it releases a pineapple-like aroma. It can be eaten raw, cooked, dried, and used in syrups.
(Reported by Shigeru Ota)

Harvest season of “Jackfruit” fruits in Tonoshiro, Ishigaki City on July 23rd.
Okinawa Times, Sunday, July 10, 2022 

An Abundance of Pears
Making them into Pear Jam

Ms. Shimabukuro’s home in Uruma City

In the garden of Ms. Tomoko Shimabukuro, 80, in Gushikawa, Uruma City, pears are growing in profusion on the branches, beautiful against the slightly hot sky. The pear tree is about six meters tall, with a root circumference of 56 centimeters, and has about 80 pears on it. Her late husband, Tadao, bought the pear seedling at a plant fair in Okinawa City about forty years ago. According to her it has been bearing fruit for about ten years. “I didn’t know the best way to eat them until now,” she said with a smile, “but I would like to learn more from my friends and neighbors and make jam out of the pears.” 

Her friend Emiko Tatsumi, 76, said, “We’re friends who do morning exercises together outside, following along with the daily radio exercise program, and then afterwards have coffee and gaze at the pears at Tomoko’s house. It would be fun to make jam,” she added, holding the pears in her hands. (Reported by Tokuzo Yokota)

Tomoko Shimabukuro (right) and others smile at the abundant pears at her home in Uruma City on July 7th. 
Okinawa Times, Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Spiky fruits
Abundant Paramitsu, Jackfruits

In the garden of a private home in Yoshihara, Chatan Town, Okinawa Prefecture a jackfruit tree a variety originally from East Asia, southern Taiwan and Yunnan Province, China, is bearing dozens of fruits. Friends who visit the house are astonished. “Wow! They’re amazing!” they say. “They look like spiky rugby balls.” 

The homeowner, a woman in her 70s, said, “My late husband planted the tree about thirty years ago. It bore many thumb-sized fruits, but three years ago, it produced two large fruits for the first time.”

A friend brought some home to taste, but “Didn’t report back on how they tasted,” she said. “So maybe they didn’t taste good.” This year the tree produced many fruits and four of them dropped. However, since she wasn’t sure the best way to eat them, she left them alone.

The tree is about three meters tall and the branches are about two meters wide. The homeowner said that the fruit grows from the trunk, which is about 130 centimeters high from the base, and she added that the largest fruit must weigh more than three kilograms. 

Mr. Kiyoshi Nakaji, Mr. Katsunari Takayasu, Mr. Hiroshi Miyazato, and others of the “Jikishinkai” group, who volunteer to cut grass at the elderly’s homes and parks in the community, said, “Wow, they are huge. The outer skin looks tough.”

Mr. Takayasu checked on his smartphone and reported finding that “When they’re yellow they’re ripe and ready to eat. They taste like bananas but without the sourness.”

(Reported by Yoshikatsu Onaga)

From the left, Mr. Kiyoshi Nakaji, holding a jackfruit, and Mr. Hiroshi Miyasato and Mr. Katsunari Takayasu, on June 11th, in Yoshihara, Chatan Town
Okinawa Times, Sunday, June 19, 2022 

Amur falcon
A Stray bird flies to Ishigaki 

Mr. Masahiro Kobayashi (47) of “Sea Beans,” a field guide service in Ishigaki Island, took this photo. According to Mr. Kobayashi, he photographed a small bird of prey perched on an electric line, which turned out to be an Amur falcon. It flew away from the electric line, and when it returned, it had captured a Pacific swallow. Mr. Kobayashi said, “At first it was a puzzle to me because they never fly in at this time of year. I was surprised at the strange encounter, and wondered if it was an individual that had bred on the continent this season that had flown in.” 

The Amur falcon is a member of the Falconidae family. It breeds in limited areas of China and the Korean Peninsula and overwinters in southern Africa and other regions.

Photo: A young Amur falcon, which rarely strays into the prefecture, was confirmed in Ishigaki City on the 10th.
Okinawa Times, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 

Sparrowhawk raises its young on a roadside tree 

A sparrowhawk, the only hawk that breeds on the main island of Okinawa, has built a nest in a roadside tree in Kakazu, Itoman City, and is raising its young. On the 21st, four chicks were observed tentatively flapping their wings and begging their parents for food. It’s expected they will leave the nest in about a week. The original habitat of the Sparrowhawk is forests, but in recent years, an increasing number of them have been breeding in urban areas such as parks. Adult birds are about 30 cm in length, making them the smallest hawks living in Japan.

Kozo Hashimoto of the Southern Nature Preservation Society, who has been observing the birds since early June, said, happily, “They built a nest in the same Deigo tree two years in a row. Last year, there were two nests, and this year, four will leave the nest despite the heavy rains during the rainy season.”
 (Hiroya Shimoji, Photography Department)

Photo: A sparrowhawk chick begging its parents for food on the 21st, in Kakazu, Itoman City (Photographed by Hiroya Shimoji)

(July, 26. 2022)
Courtesy of Ecopure

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