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Okinawa’s Business and Military Elite Meet at ACCO Party

Okinawa’s top business and military elite all seemed to be in the best of spirits last Thursday, January 14th, as they gathered in one of the Laguna Garden’s gala halls to exchange New Year wishes with each other. It was on the occasion of the fourth annual International Friendship “Shin-nen Kai” organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa, in collaboration with the US Consulate-General.   Read More!

Kids’ Martin Luther King Luncheon at Kadena NCO Club

The Chained NCO Club’s ballroom will this Thursday, January 20th, from 11:30 to 1: 00 p.m.   Read More!

Remember, Celebrate, Act at Butler’s MLK Breakfast

Come this Friday, January, 21st, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.   Read More!

Christians in Action Getting Ready for Philippines Mission

The Martin Luther King Holiday had a special meaning for a group of Christians on Kadena Air Base’s Marek Park. The day was well used by members of the Christians in Action Missions International (CinAMI) to launch a drive aimed at recruiting scores of volunteers for a charity mission to the Philippines in the spring of this year.   Read More!

“Clothing Connection” Charity Sends Shipment to Philippines

The constant hard work of several volunteers supporting Okinawa’s “Clothing Connection” bore fresh fruits recently with another charity shipment of used clothing to the Philippines. The cargo went out on November 19th, 1999 on the vessel “Manoa”.   Read More!

Personal Reflections on the Life and Work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Wednesday 16 June 1999 I had a very unique and a dream-come- true-experience fulfilled when I set foot to a historic district of Atlanta - the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Park Service (NPS) Historic Site and the Preservation District.   Read More!

Volunteer Group Searching "Lost" Fathers of Amerasians

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead) Many reasons exist as to why people decide to search for long-lost relatives.   Read More!

Martin Luther King: the Incarnation of a Universal Conscience

On Monday, January 17th, many Americans in Okinawa, back in the United States, and all over the world, were happy to take a day off to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the only other holiday in the USA besides Christmas Day that is dedicated to an individual. Some Americans celebrated the man’s legacy as an amalgam of American ideals.   Read More!

Nature

A “Silver Buckshot” Guide to Cockroach Control

There aren’t many things more disgusting than seeing a cockroach running across your food at home, or across your desk, or on the dash board in your car, or anywhere, for that matter. For many on Okinawa, it is sometimes said that cockroaches are simply a fact of life.   Read More!

Okinawa Flower Carnival 2000 Starts in Full Bloom

Last Saturday, January 15th, the Yanbaru Tropical Garden in Nago held the opening ceremony for its Okinawa Flower Carnival 2000. For the past 4 years, the Yanbaru Tropical Garden’s popularity has been growing among local residents and tourists.   Read More!

Entertainment

West Indian Dancehall Party Coming Up

The program is already heating up. Come Saturday, February 19th at the Globe and Anchor on Camp Foster, starting at 8:00 p.   Read More!

Ryukus Students to Perform “West Side Story”

English Major students at the University of the Ryukus will be putting on a stage production of the famous American musical “West Side Story” on Saturday, January 22nd at the Ashibina hall, situated on the 3rd Floor of Korinza Shopping Mall in Okinawa City. Everyone is invited to attend the performance, which will include a full array of songs and dynamic dances to live music.   Read More!

Health

Ice Skating with the Pros at Southern Hills

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a figure-skater right here on Okinawa? Living on a tropical island might have brought many to think that it should be impossible to ice-skate - much less, take ice-skating lessons. However, a few weeks ago, at Southern Hills Sports World in Naha, Danielle Raiman Plummer, a Professional Figure Skater, inaugurated the only figure-skating class available on the island.   Read More!

USO Okinawa to Host Golf Fundraiser

Registrations for the USO Friendship Charity Golf Tournament, that will take place on Friday, January 28th, are already going on. Fees for the event, which will take place at the Kadena Golf Course, are $45 for SOFA status personnel and ¥13.   Read More!

Gourmet

At the Obbligato, Delicious Mexican Cuisine is an Obligation

In the beautiful Portuguese language, the term “Obbligato” simply means “Thank You.” But in Okinawa, there’s more to it than just an expression of gratitude.   Read More!

Opinion

Tell Me, Please: Where is My Father?

"This is the second time that I have been looking for my father, and this would be the last chance for me." Says one middle-aged woman.   Read More!

What's Going On Here? : Camp Foster Red Cross Did Me Wrong

Dear Cass, I've got a problem for you! I am a military wife and mother of 2, and I am working towards getting my home day care license. Let me tell you the runaround I am getting from the Red Cross at Camp Foster.   Read More!

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