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Last Update: September 7, 2012


New Public Affairs Office a ‘significant step’: US Ambassador

On September 14 the United States Consulate held an opening ceremony for the Consulate's new Public Affairs Office, inviting the Japanese media and foreign press to attend. Ambassador Thomas S.   Read More!


Ginowan City Board of Education stated Tuesday that the they had sent a notification authorizing Amerasian students, who have registered with Japanese public schools but stopped going to their school for one reason or another, to attend the Amerasian School in Okinawa. The Amerasian School in Okinawa is a private educational institution for students who have experienced difficulties attending Okinawan public schools.   Read More!


Americans and Okinawans gather to clean beaches

Last weekend saw thousands of volunteers span out across the island to clean Okinawa's beaches and collect data for this year's "Okinawa Cleanup Yuimaru." The annual event is coordinated by the Okinawa International Clean Beach Club (OICBC) and has taken place here on the island since 1993.   Read More!


Growing old - like vintage wine

Being known as the island of the longevity not only in Japan but also throughout the world, growing old on Okinawa is far from being a time to be put out to pasture. In fact, the older you are, the more valued you become to family and friends.   Read More!

Celebrating a good harvest, the traditional way

This month will mark the end of the traditional harvest season, which is observed on the fifteenth day of August according to the lunar calendar with "Honensai." Historically this festival was held in each farming village of Okinawa to give thanks for a fruitful and abundant year of crops.   Read More!


Yoshihachi keeps you coming back for more

When new to the island and in search of a quality Japanese restaurant, most Americans are introduced to Yoshi’s. In November 1992, Yoshi Maekawa, an Okinawan native, started Yoshihachi Sushi Bar near the Eagle Lodge.   Read More!


Bellamy Brothers to perform on Kadena

One of America’s best-loved bands The Bellamy Brothers will perform live at the County Fair, Marek Park, on October 9 from 8 p.m.   Read More!

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