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Last Update: September 7, 2012


Attacking problems for handicapped people internationally

On September 25, 1998, technicians representing eight different countries around Asia participated in a graduation ceremony at the Okinawa International Center. The graduates had completed a seventeen day course on "Technology of Independent Living of Persons with Disabilities".   Read More!

Four decades of underwater diving and still loving it

Jerry Fitzgerald, known as "Fitz" to those that know him, has been diving in Okinawa's surrounding sea for quite a long time. The retired Marine had passed through Okinawa a few times on his way to Vietnam - three tours for the veteran to be exact, including one with the 1st Marine Brigade in 1965, which was the second group of U.   Read More!


Full Moon Festival letís the beast out

The average person has a one in a million chance of winning the lottery. An even wilder chance is that the Partyman is wrong about something.   Read More!

Heads-up for Halloween Parties

This is the last installment for this Partyman. Iíll tell you, itís been a blast.   Read More!

Garden Museum Sorra broadens your horizons with works of Folzenlogen

More often than not, we don't take the time to reflect on the differences and similarities between Japan and the U.S.   Read More!


Family Support Centers happenings

The Kadena Family Support Center, Bldg. 99, will hold several classes and seminars in October.   Read More!

Master of Ryukyu Laquerware keeps tradition alive

Koin Maeda is one of Okinawa's most talented and well respected traditional craft makers. Born in 1936, Maeda's love for art began as a child.   Read More!


Naha celebrates the Kingdom Festa in Ryukyu

On Friday, Oct. 9, beginning at 4 p.   Read More!

Okinawan pottery and lots of fun at the Alivia Bazaar

The Alivia Hotel, located in Yomitan Village, is holding its 4th annual "Bazaar" this October 24 and 25, Saturday and Sunday. It is an excellent chance to view some of the excellent pottery work that Yomitan potters are known for.   Read More!

"Respect for the Elderly Day" a cross-cultural glance

Recently, my sister just returned from a trip back to the United States. One of her many experiences of reverse-culture shock included a situation she witnessed at the supermarket.   Read More!

Okinawa may hold key to lost civilization

A few brave scientists and archeologists are taking bold steps in trying to study and piece together mysterious ruins, which could change history as we know it. One of these sites was identified off the coast of Yonaguni, the southern most island in the Ryukyu Archipelago.   Read More!


Aerial seeding experiment

The Environmental Branch, Marine Corps Base, Camp S.D.   Read More!


Local children shine in English speech contest

It was history repeating itself, or so it seemed. The All Okinawan Junior High English Speech Contest held last Monday had both first and second places going to the same people who shone at the Nakagami district contest last month.   Read More!


Enjoy hearty dishes at Pasta-ko

Be-bop to the oldies as you enjoy Pasta-ko's Italian dishes! Mr. Hiroaki Nakayone, owner of Pasta-ko, loves 50's and 60's music and paraphernalia, therefore the family style restaurant's decor is filled with old American posters, clocks, slot machines, a gas pump, T.   Read More!

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