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Last Update: September 7, 2012

Health

Nihara Riding Club Proposes Horse Games

Okinawa’s Nihara Riding Club will be hosting a friendship event on Tuesday, November 23rd. Under the sponsorship of the All Japan Horse Riding Club, a jamboree for all interested island jockeys will be meeting at the Ishikawa-based premises of Nihara for fun-packed performances.   Read More!

North American Ice Hockey Team Comes to Okinawa

This Saturday, November 20th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, a North American ice hockey team, comprised of service members from all branches on Okinawa, will play against the Okinawa Prefecture Men’s ice hockey team. The match will take place at the Southern Hills Sports complex in Haebaru.   Read More!

Nihara Riding Club Proposes Horse Games

Okinawa’s Nihara Riding Club will be hosting a friendship event on Tuesday, November 23rd. Under the sponsorship of the All Japan Horse Riding Club, a jamboree for all interested island jockeys will be meeting at the Ishikawa-based premises of Nihara for fun-packed performances.   Read More!

Army vs. Navy Confrontation Brewing on Torii Station

Torii Station will present families with satisfaction guaranteed on Saturday, December 4th, as the US Army hosts a plethora of outdoor art and sport events that are sure to stir passion and excitement. The annual Army vs.   Read More!

Culture

Shichigosan Celebrated on Monday

“Shichigosan”, a traditional celebration for children who are 3, 5 and 7 years old, took place on Monday. This annual celebration originated in November 15th, 1650 with the fifth anniversary of the 5th Shogun, Tsunayoshi Tokugawa.   Read More!

Shopping

Membership Cards for Okinawa Children’s Land on Sale

Since Thursday, November 11th membership cards for the Okinawa Children’s Land have been on sale. Any person who has this card can get into the park without paying any other fee.   Read More!

Entertainment

Correction

In our last edition, we published an article on the upcoming Motorcycle Festival around Gate 2 Kadena. We announced that the date of the event would be November 20th, instead of Sunday, November 21st.   Read More!

Reggie Life’s Film on Converse Culture Shock Goes Public

The US Consulate General and the International Exchange Center of Okinawa’s International University will be hosting the screening of Reggie Life’s documentary film, "After America ..   Read More!

Whut Entertainment Delivers Another Ladies Lock-Up

Whut Entertainment, in association with Big Country (Cornelious Weldman), are already famous names in Okinawa for having organized events such as The Players’ Ball, Pajama Jam and Ladies Lock-Up. Torii Station's Coral Cove, for most of the time, was the main scene for those events.   Read More!

What? What? What?… It’s Noreaga!

After years of success, organizing concerts with big-name artists on the island, as well as on mainland Japan, Positive Production is bringing big excitement to the island once again. For two days of this weekend, audiences on the island will live through fresh moments of thrill.   Read More!

Limit X: No Limits for Thanksgiving Weekend

Okinawa is definitely a very attractive spot for world artists and performers. The number of high profile musical groups – laic and religious alike – that land on the Prefecture every now and then, to perform in memorable spectacles, just keeps on growing each year.   Read More!

III MEF Warming Up for Holiday Concert

The III marine Expeditionary force Band will be performing their 1999 Holiday concert under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Jim ford. The concert, presented by the III MEF as their most popular event of the year, will be taking place on Friday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 11th, at the Butler Theater on Camp foster.   Read More!

Community

Medicine Man Emerges from Okinawan Jungle

Seikichi Shimoji grew up listening to his parents telling him to become a medical doctor. But instead of laboring in the classroom towards the goal set for him by parental authority, he often skipped classes and spent time in the jungles and bushes of his native Miyako Island.   Read More!

Kinser Elementary Organizes Cultural Feast

This Friday, November 19th, from 9:15 a.m.   Read More!

Marine Toys for Tots Drive Accelerates

For the past three weeks or so, the Marine Corps Reserve has been holding its annual Toys for Tots program, a charity endeavor that provides new, unwrapped toys for children of needy families. The Toys for Tots project is said to bring joy and relief during the end of year holidays, particularly around Christmas time, to many children in orphanages and families which cannot afford to buy enough comforting playthings.   Read More!

Okinawan Dignitaries Visit US Navy Vessel

Eight distinguished Okinawan visitors toured USS Juneau (LPD 10) Nov. 14 while it was pierside at U.   Read More!

OICC Hosts Conference for Children with Special Needs

The Okinawa Interagency Coordinating Council is conducting its 4th annual Community Conference this week. The conference will take place at the US Naval Hospital on Thursday, November 18th and at the Kadena Officers’ Club on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th.   Read More!

Center Introduces Foreign Students to Japanese Culture

The Cross-Cultural Communication Center (CCCC) was formed in 1991 with the primary objective of teaching Chinese and English. Shortly thereafter, the center began assisting returning second generation Japanese from South America to adapt to, and understand Japanese language and culture.   Read More!

Can We Talk?

“Can We Talk?” will be the big question during a presentation on Monday, November 22nd. Jerry L.   Read More!

Tomonokai to Host Elders’ Luncheon

The Tomonokai – a friendship society that brings together the kadena Officers’ Spouses Club (KOSC) and the local municipal spouses’ clubs – will host its annual elders’ luncheon this Thursday, November 18th from 11 a.m.   Read More!

Opinion

As I See It

As I see it, everyone will be running around soon like a turkey with its head cut off getting ready for the Holiday season. That’s right, I said turkey! It’s about time we give credit where credit is due.   Read More!

Your Opinion Counts:

Dear editor, (This letter is intended as a response to the mean spirited “Your Opinion Counts” letter in last week's Update.) Dear Ms.   Read More!

Gourmet

Nanak Delivers the Spicy Flavors of India

Masala Curry, Sada Nan, Tandori Chicken, Biryani, Seakah kabbab… If these words make your mouth water, then there is a good place to satisfy your appetite. From the land of curries, the authentic tastes of India - the traditional Indian specialties - have been brought to the island.   Read More!

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