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Research team from Korea tour Okinawa Convention Center

Three representatives from Chejudo, Korea visited Okinawa from May 18 until May 20 to view and gather information on the Okinawa Convention Center. The trio will use their research work to help construct a new convention center in Chejudo, scheduled to open in January 2003.   Read More!

Community

Okinawan named 'Living National Treasure'

An Okinawan woman is one of 11 Japanese named a National Living Treasure, in the latest release by the Education Ministry of the country's highest distinction for its citizens. Sada Yonamine, who at 90 was the oldest recipient of the designation, practices yundaza hanaui, a unique dying and weaving technique found only on Okinawa.   Read More!

A world of culture for Cinco de Mayo

A group of ninth graders from Kubasaki High School spent their Cinco de Mayo in a very special way; they taught instead of being taught. The students put on May 5 a traditional Mexican fiesta for preschoolers at East -West Montessori Academy to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, complete with dancers, food and piņatas.   Read More!

Naturalist and TV celebrity C.W. Nicol visits Okinawa

Last Monday night, May 24, Japanese citizens packed into a conference room in downtown Naha and eagerly awaited to see one of Japan's most well known environmentalists. The crowd of young college students, nature conservationists, and peace activists all came for C.   Read More!

Gourmet

Ringing in the latest Taco Bells

Following hot on the existing three Taco Bell locations found on Kadena Air Base, Camp Foster, and Camp Schwab, the 4th Taco Bell Express in Okinawa opened in the Food Court in Camp Hansen on May 19. News of the latest addition of the popular Mexican style fast-food restaurant traveled fast and many Taco Bell lovers made a beeline to the restaurant on opening day.   Read More!

Types of Restaurants

Okinawa is blessed with restaurants that cater for every taste. You can find a restaurant serving authentic Cantonese or Peking-style Chinese food as easily as you can find a hamburger joint or an American fast-food restaurant.   Read More!

Shopping

Unique antiques at Oriental Place

The recently opened Oriental Place is unique. As the only store on Okinawa to specialize in Chinese antiques, it is filled with wonderful furnishings aged anywhere from 80-120 years old.   Read More!

Health

Getting a bird's eye view of Okinawa

Have you ever had dreams of flying high through the sky? For Kadena Aero Club member Marti Campbell, her dream became reality as she recently made her first solo flight. "I wanted to fly ever since my her father-in-law took me for a ride in a float plane in Alaska," Ms Campbell said.   Read More!

New golf instructor for Banyan Tree Golf Course

Complimentary golf instructions and free rangeballs will be the order of the day at the Banyan Tree Golf Course Driving range, Kadena Air Base on Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.   Read More!

Poker Run benefit raises over $1,500

On Sunday May 16, the Far East Knights M/C sponsored a Poker Run to benefit 6-year-old Christina Haugen who was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her eye. Unfortunately the eye had to be removed.   Read More!

Local store specializing in martial arts equipment, events

If you're looking for the latest in martial arts equipment, try the newly opened "Lotus Club" in Chatan-cho. The Lotus Club specializes in the supply of martial arts equipment for those who disciplines their body and mind through learning the ancient art of self-protection.   Read More!

Entertainment

Inhibitions Lost at Ladies Lock-up

Anytime there's a function dedicated entirely to the ladies, you can be certain women from all backgrounds and ages will attend. Such was the case last Friday as promoter Big Country and Whut Entertainment played host to the first annual "Ladies Lock-up" held at Torii Station's Coral Cove.   Read More!

Asia Peace and Arts Festival comes to Okinawa

Over 70 performers representing seven different countries from around the Asian region will be on hand at the Asia Peace and Arts Festival >From May 29 until June 1 at the Okinawa Convention Center. The cultural extravaganza promises to be one of the largest and ethnically diversified musical events to have ever taken place in Okinawa Prefecture.   Read More!

USO to host Memorial Day Beach Bash '99

Military personnel and their families are invited to attend the USO Memorial Day Beach Bash on May 31 at Camp Schwab Oura Wan Beach from 10 a.m.   Read More!

Travel

New Naha Airport officially opens

It's taken a while, but the long-awaited new Naha Airport officially opened yesterday, ending 25 years of operations by the Naha Airport Terminal Company. Now under the auspices of the Naha Airport Building Company, the new terminal and facilities is nearly three times as wide as its predecessor and boasts of such amenities as 24 restaurants and 36 shops in the four-story terminal building.   Read More!

Opinion

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

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