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Community

Zukeran 4th Grader Becomes Yellow Pages Star

Ms. Saya Novinger, a 9-year-old 4th grade student at the Zukeran Elementary School, recently became the first person on the island to win the freshly introduced Okinawa Yellow Pages Front Cover Art Contest.   Read More!

Health

Rising Sun Running Club Ready for Golden Run 2000

The 8th annual Golden Run on Okinawa has been scheduled for Sunday, April 30th, starting at 7:45 in the morning. However, preparations for the big sports rendezvous are already on full gear, as the Rising Sun Running Club and the Kadena 18th wing Public Affairs office lay the bases for a smooth and successful event.   Read More!

Summit Food sanitation Forum Held

One of the biggest areas of concern for the Okinawa G-8 Summit organisers is with the food. To stress the importance of good food sanitation during the Summit, a forum called “Concern About Food During Okinawa Summit” was held in the Okinawa Convention Center on Sunday, February 20th.   Read More!

Conference Wants to Introduce Okinawan Food, Longevity at Summit

The Okinawa District Agricultural Reform Conference was held in Naha City on Monday February 21st, with the theme “Reforming the Okinawan Diet.” During her speech at the conference, former Okinawa Vice Governor Hiroko Sho suggested that steps should be taken to introduce the Okinawan diet and the secrets of the people’s longevity to the whole world using the publicity brought by the G-8 Summit.   Read More!

Localbeat

Awamori Association Unveils “Summit Bottle”

Okinawa Prefecture Awamori Association unveiled a new bottle they call “Bankokushinryou” or “International Friendship” for the occasion of the Okinawa G-8 Summit in July. Only 2000 bottles will be made, and they come in two sizes: a 1.   Read More!

Education

Launching of “Circle to Sing and Learn English”

An event has been scheduled on Saturday, February 26th, on the 3rd Floor of the Urasoe City Social Welfare Center, to mark in celebration the inauguration of a “Circle to Sing and Learn English.” The get-together meeting, sponsored by the Practical English Language Promotion Center (PELPC), will start at 7:00 p.   Read More!

TOEFL Your Way to the USA

Seattle Colleges East-Asia Network will be hosting its second TOEFL contest on Saturday, March 25th, 2000. The contest will take place at the offices of the Seattle Colleges in Naha City, on the 2nd Floor of the Naha Bus Terminal Building.   Read More!

Entertainment

8 Beat Club Reopens in Goya with a Latin Twist

One nice nightspot with a Latin twist and a Peruvian flair is now a focal point for many island merrymakers. The 8 Beat Rockhouse Club, once known as a wild R&B nightclub, much like the Pyramid Club, reopened its doors after years of closure, now offering the sounds of Latin Rock, Pop, Reggae, Salsa and Meringue.   Read More!

R&B Singers Get Silk Tattoos in Kanji

Three members of the famous R&B group, Silk, which visited Okinawa last week for a popular concert, are reported to have made a stop by a famous tattoo studio to get their bodies decorated with Chinese characters commonly used in the Japanese language. The singers went to Tattoo Studio Coko, located in the Sunabe area, on Saturday, February 19th, where the expert artist of the place - popularly known as Ken - worked on their bodies with his usual dexterity.   Read More!

Acoustic M to Play at Club Rhapsody

This weekend, one first class band known as Acoustic M will be bringing live contemporary sounds to Club Rhapsody (Chesty’s) on Camp Foster. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 26th as from 9:00 p.   Read More!

A Historical Moment in Japanese Baseball History

For the first time in Japanese baseball history, a minor league team has branched off from its major league counterpart by taking on a new name and a unique uniform. Though the practice is already common in the United States, the Central League’s Yokohama Bay Stars became only the first in Japan to introduce their farm team as the Shonan Searex, with a completely different uniform.   Read More!

“The Uninvited”: An All-School Theatre Production

The Kadena High School Theatre will, on this Friday the 25th and Saturday, 26th February, be the venue for an all-school theatre production. “The Uninvited,” a classic Ghost story in 3 Acts, will be the piece on stage.   Read More!

All Kadena Schools Concert Coming Up

A major students’ musical event has been scheduled for next month on Kadena Air Base. The All Kadena Schools Concert will be taking place on Thursday, March 16th, starting at 7:00 p.   Read More!

Technology

Internet Hackers and the Recent "Denial of Service" Attacks

There's been some confusion about the recent "Denial of Service" attacks on a number of major commercial Web sites. The first thing to realize is that attacks of this kind are very unlikely to pose any threat to the average user, though they may be quite inconvenient.   Read More!

AFJROTC Cadets and Amelia Earhart Students’ Space Projects

Teams of Kadena High School Air Force JROTC cadets are presently presenting lesson plans that they wrote by themselves to 5th Graders of the Amelia Earhart Intermediate School. The program is being conducted under the sponsorship of Ms.   Read More!

Gourmet

Yoshikatsu Offers Savory Dishes at Affordable Prices

With only three small tatami rooms and a bar, one would not have to worry about being lost in a crowd at Yoshikatsu. The restaurant has a lively, intimate atmosphere that allows the diner to indulge in great conversation with friends and company.   Read More!

Travel

Taiwan, Okinawa’s Neighbor Makes Headlines Again

The small and wealthy island of Taiwan, considered by Mainland China as a renegade province that must be reunited with the rest of the big Asian country, is currently making headlines again. Upcoming elections there, coupled with some pro-independence statements during the campaigns of the various candidates, have provoked Beijing to issue renewed threats of using force against Taipei.   Read More!

Shopping

American Home to Open Call Center in Okinawa

Insurance company American Home will open a new call center in Okinawa in July, the company announced Tuesday. The insurance company plans to hire 100 telephone operators in March and eventually increase their number to 300.   Read More!

Opinion

What’s Going On Here?

Last week, we published a letter sent by JB, asking for information on possible cheaper tours and how ITT can help. JB, thank you for your letter.   Read More!

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