A few boats from the Japan National Sailing Team train in rough winter waters.

Following training in Zamami Village’s waters from the end of December until the beginning of January, three teams from the Japanese National Sailing Team placed in the top ten of their respective competitions at the Sailing World Cup | Miami 2017.  Worthy of particular mention was the Men’s 470 pair that took second place. Zamami Village is […]


The 2017 Whale Watching Season in Zamami Village is fully underway!  There are currently approximately twenty whales in the waters around Zamami Village.  The Zamami Village Whale Watching Association takes participants out to sea around the village to encounter these majestic creatures.  With staff stationed throughout the islands’ observation decks, the Whale Watching Association offers […]


The 2017 Whale Music Festival will be held on March 25 (Sat.).  Unique among Zamami Village’s annual events, the Whale Music Festival features professional musicians and performers.  The seaside live event is one of the village’s most popular festivals, and we recommend that visitors book accommodations, ferry tickets, and activities as soon as possible. Zamami Village […]

This year is the year of the rooster.  Image from Wikipedia.

The Lunisolar Calendar New Year, otherwise known as Chinese New Year, will take place toward the end of the month.  The lunisolar calendar was developed and used around the world in multiple locations since antiquity.  Lunar calendars are based on the cycling of the moon’s phases.  The various lunisolar systems go one step beyond the lunar […]


Happy New Year! The Zamami Times wishes all its readers the best for 2017. Zamami Village has kicked off the New Year with its annual Fire Department Ceremony.  At the beginning of each new year, fire departments across Japan roll out their equipment and provide residents with a demonstration of their fire fighting capabilities.  Zamami […]


The 2017 Whale Watching Season is set to begin on December 27, 2016.  Visited by humpback whales every year, the waters surrounding Zamami Village serve as a venue for humpbacks to breed, give birth to, and raise their young.  Whales provide watching participants with exciting performances as they enjoy Zamami’s calm waters themselves.  The Whale […]

Although indoors, the festival will feature the usual set of performances.

At around 1:00 p.m., organizers of the Zamami Fan Appreciation Month made the decision to move the venue for this evening’s festival event from the port to the nearby Zamami Village Hall.  The party event typically takes place outdoors in Zamami’s port, but with heavy rain forecast for the evening, officials are in the process […]