Shoukichi Kina

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In this Okinawan name, the family name is "Kina".

Shoukichi Kina (喜納昌吉 Kina Shōkichi?), born June 10, 1948 in Koza (now part of the city of Okinawa), Okinawa, is a Japanese rock musician and politician. He, along with his band Champloose, played a large role in the Okinawan home-grown "folk rock" scene in the 1970s and 1980s. His first big hit was "Haisai Ojisan" (Hey, old man) in 1972, which he wrote when he was in high school. His song Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana o, as recorded by himself and others, has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.[1] He is now perhaps equally well known for his ongoing activism in the name of peace.

He was elected a member of the House of Councillors in July 2004.


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