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Culture

Okinawan Bullfighting

It may not evoke the passion and masculinity novelist Ernest Hemingway chronicled so vividly in 'Death in the Afternoon,' but for many Okinawans, togyu - bullfighting - is as revered as Spain's most popular sport. Togyu, popular since the 17th century, is thought to have originated in remote Ryukyu Island farming communities, such as Amami Oshima to the north (present-day Kagoshima-ken) and Yaeyama Islands to the south.   Read More!

Ryubo holds Tadashi Takaesu pottery exhibition

It's not surprising that Tadashi Takaesu enjoys his life as a potter. His father, one of the great Tsuboya potters and one of only a handful of Japanese to be declared a "living national treasure," taught the young Tadashi to be an accomplished potter.   Read More!

Archeologists piece together Okinawa's past

An important cultural asset is currently being excavated and restored to its original condition here on Okinawa. The site is a natural spring, which had been constructed of stone for easy access for villagers of the "Chunnaga" area in Ginowan a little over a century ago.   Read More!

Entertainment

Hootie & The Blowfish Don't Disappoint

Hootie & The Blowfish didn't disappoint eager fans who attended a free concert at Camp Foster last Friday, despite the move from Foster Field House to indoors at the Foster Field House gym due to bad weather. Although the move inside affected the crowd turnout, the Columbia, South Carolina band's two hour set of relentless, driving music more than compensated for those who attended.   Read More!

Asia Sound Bazaar '99

If you're looking for a great way to spend this Saturday afternoon, why not drop by Kaneku Seaside Park for the Asian Sound Bazaar '99, in what is shaping up as one of the best concerts of the year. And talk about drawcards, Asia Sound Bazaar '99 has them all.   Read More!

Community

Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Easter Sunday

We have a new Easter Bunny this year and he goes by the code name, "Big Country," and he'll be hosting an Easter Egg search for children 10 and under islandwide on April 4, from 3p.m.   Read More!

Education

Educationally Speaking

Educationally speaking announces the schedule for April 1999, DOT channel 47 that contains information about DoDDS-Okinawa's educational programs and other initiatives. the segments will continue to air Mondays at 6 p.   Read More!

Health

Fitness Variables

Many people have come to think that, what works for one works for all. The people who are most guilty of this, are overweight persons listening to slim persons.   Read More!

Clash of titans as sumo wrestlers pay Kadena a visit

Kadena's Falcon Gym played host Wednesday, March 17 to a team of sumo wrestlers who provided both children and adults with a wonderful introduction into Japan's most traditional and demanding sports. The 19-member Toyo University sumo team regularly competes around the nation, and although they amateurs, they did manage to give the standing-room-only audience a first-hand demonstration of a wrestler's awesome size and power.   Read More!

Opinion

Ask Sh'Naynay

Ok the Party is over. Tell me something good.   Read More!

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