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Last Update: September 7, 2012

Community

Looking to and beyond the Summit 2000

As the year 2000 nears, Governor Keiichi Inamine and the rest of Okinawa are busy preparing the prefecture for the G8 Summit. Billions of yen have been allocated for improving telecommunications, roads, and building necessary facilities.   Read More!

Health

Fitness Tip

Reiko from Camp Courtney asks: I've always heard that the only way to stay healthy is to eat healthy all the time. Is this true and if so, what do you eat? It is true that a healthy diet aids in maintaining a healthy body, but there are other factors to consider, such as an exercise program.   Read More!

Club Oki-Slam takes it to the volleyball courts

Volleyball is one of the more popular sports in Japan. It is played by many people at different levels, from junior high school to professional.   Read More!

First-up win for Oki-Sho at summer baseball tourney

Okinawa Shogaku High School, winners of the National High School Spring Baseball Tournament in April, got off to a solid start Monday in the 81th All Japan High School Baseball Tournament with a decisive victory in their quest to win back-to-back titles. Lining up against Sakata Minami, a representative team from Yamagata Prefecture, Oki-Sho proved too strong for their northern opponents, winning 8-4 in a slugfest held at the famed Koshien baseball stadium in Hyogo Prefecture.   Read More!

Culture

"On The Street Vol.1"

It was 3:45pm. 75 minutes before the time was up.   Read More!

In search of a lost cultural treasure (Part 2)

Trying to begin the impossible was a job given to Etsuko Higa, a former graduate of the University of Hawaii and current Director of the Okinawa Convention Center. After returning to Okinawa from Hawaii, Higa used her background as an ethnomusicologist to collect and record Okinawan traditional songs for different municipalities in Okinawa Prefecture.   Read More!

Eisa Festival attracts 100,000

Event organizers of the People’s Eisa Festival said more than 100,000 people visited last weekend’s festival held along Kokusai St in Naha City. The festival, first scheduled for Aug.   Read More!

Shopping

American Motors revved up for anniversary

American Motors, located just outside KAB gate 1 and known to one of the favorite places for military members to buy a used cars, will celebrate it's 9th anniversary this month with a special sale and give away of great prizes like a 1992 Toyota Ceres, car stereos, cellular phones, and more. Owner Bobby Parker stated that "I just want to give something back to the people who have supported us over the years.   Read More!

Travel

A trip through Okinawa's wild north

Looking for adventure? Point yourself north and head into Okinawa Island's last frontier. Sub-tropical rain forests, water falls, and plenty of isolated beaches wait for those who are willing to put a little effort into exploration.   Read More!

Entertainment

'99 Mii-gushuku Matsuri

The '99 Mii-Gushuku Matsuri (festival) will be held at Loisir Hotel Okinawa in Naha City this Saturday and Sunday. In Okinawan dialect, "Gushuku" means “castle” and “Mii-Gushuku Matsuri” is the festival that Loisir Hotel holds to celebrate the history and the tradition of Mii-gushuku (Mii Castle) once a year.   Read More!

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