Ichariba Choodee: An Okinawan Voices & Stories Podcast Okinawan. Ryukyuan. Loochoo... There are many more names for the peoples of these islands. Hear from the many voices and stories of those identifying as Shimanchu or Uchinachu. Celebrating and preserving our culture, connecting the diaspora, and proudly and humbly educating and learning along the way. Hosted by Tori Toguchi, Erica Kunihisa, and Mariko Middleton. Ichariba Choodee is a beautiful Ryukyan saying translating roughly to, 'Once we meet or speak, we are brothers, sisters, family.'