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Last Update: September 7, 2012

Gourmet

Jade House - Less Means Best

During the 14th century, trade between Okinawa and China flourished to the extent where Okinawa adopted many Chinese customs and eating habits we still see today. These cultural exchanges also saw the rise of the Chinese restaurant, which now dot the island in their hundreds.   Read More!

A mixture of herbs and tole painting at "Le Couple"

"Le Couple" is a small coffee and tea shop located in Urasoe. Although the menu is simple, it is the amount of ardor put into it by owners Reiko and Seigou Okuyama that makes this place so special.   Read More!

Culture

Okinawans honor and remember during "shiimi"

This weekend most Okinawans will be visiting ancestral tombs to pay their respects to those family members who have passed away. The day is known locally as "shiimi", and is one of Okinawa's most important religious ceremonies.   Read More!

Nature

Volunteers clean up Commodore Perry International Cemetery

Volunteers from MWCS-18, 1st Marine Air Wing, Veterans of Foreign Wars and members of the 3rd Supply Battalion assembled March 14 at the Commodore Perry International Cemetery in Naha City, to participate in the first community cleanup of the site. According to Kelly Anderson, Post Commander of VFW Post 9723, the cemetery is in disrepair and regular maintenance of the historic site must begin immediately.   Read More!

Forum discusses sustainable growth for Okinawa

The Okinawa Prefectural Government held an international forum last Wednesday, March 24, at the Kariyushi Urban Resort in Naha. The theme, "In Search of Sustainable Growth: (Thinking about the Issues of Asia from Okinawa)," focused around the hopes of constructing a new "North South Center" for intellectual exchange and research concerning economic and environmental issues facing the Asia Pacific Rim.   Read More!

Community

Checkbook Management Workshop

This class will assist you with banking on Okinawa, to include the proper use of a checkbook. There are two (2) practical application sessions of writing checks, depositing funds, drawing funds from an ATM and reconciling a bank statement.   Read More!

Kadena Child Care Centers host cultural exchange

Approximately 35 Okinawan childcare directors from centers surrounding Kadena Air Base recently toured Kadena's Niko Niko and Wakaba Child Development Centers. Their aim was to gain exposure to the American system and insight to new ideas.   Read More!

Handicapped Society visits Kadena

Thirty-six members of the Kadena/Yomitan Parents Protecting the Handicapped Society had the pleasure of visiting Kadena Air Base March 27, courtesy of an invitation by The Kadena Airman Leadership School. The group was accompanied by three staff members and nine guardians, and according to all reports thoroughly enjoyed a tour of the base and a barbecue with American students.   Read More!

Entertainment

George Winston to perform at Okinawa Convention Center

Renowned American musician George Winston is scheduled to perform April 15 at the Okinawa Convention Center on the final leg of his current 1999 Japan Tour. Inspired by blues, rock, R&B, and jazz styles, Winston began playing organ and electric piano after high school in 1967, but switched to acoustic piano in 1971 after hearing records by the legendary stride (swing) pianists Thomas "Fats" Waller and Teddy Wilson.   Read More!

'Usher'ing in some perfection

"This is how it should be done, cause my style is identical to none", Rap legends Eric B & Rakim announced on their now classic "You Know I Got Soul." Truer words could have never been spoken when singer/actor Usher took center stage last Wednesday night at the Butler Theatre on Camp Foster.   Read More!

"Ryoma" is suspense and history rapped up into one book

If you are a student or admirer of Japanese history, you may want to include a new book published by Ridgeback Press to your personal library. The book, titled "Ryoma - Life of a Renaissance Samurai", covers the life of Sakamoto Ryoma, one of Japan's most influential figures leading up to the Meiji Restoration.   Read More!

Health

Home Fitness Equipment/Body Fat Percentage

Each year there are dozens upon dozens of new exercise equipment manufactured to assist potential customers at meeting their fitness goals. All are supposed to be the only equipment that you'll ever need.   Read More!

Take me out to the ballgame

Americans can tell when the spring is in the air, but not by flowers blooming, nor allergies, nor even the warming weather. They can tell because it's the beginning of the baseball season.   Read More!

Coping With Depression

What are the signs and symptoms of depression and what resources are available to assist in coping with this illness? 03 APRIL, SATURDAY, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Camp Lester FSC Gambling Awareness Class Learn to recognize the signs of compulsive gambling problem, and problems which may occur if this condition is not treated. 17 APRIL, SATURDAY, 9:00 am - 10:30 am.   Read More!

Opinion

Ask Sh'Naynay

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

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