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Education

The Montessori Method – Learning Through Natural Curiosity

Once held to be expensive and exclusive to upper class society, the Montessori method of education has lately experienced a surge of popularity, as more and more teachers and schools adopt Maria Montessori’s ideals of self-directed learning, responsibility and independence. The basic premise of the Montessori method is that children want to learn and, within the right environment, they can do so with no more effort than their natural curiosity.   Read More!

Culture

Ryukyu Mura: The Memory Of Okinawa’s Past

Okinawa’s treasured history and traditions of many years past are brought to life at Ryu Kyu Mura. This unique village features old Ryukyu homes, arts and crafts, a sugar mill and the indigenous habu snake.   Read More!

Local Firms Showcased at Vendor Fair

The Vendor Fair, allowing Japanese firms to show what supplies and services they have to offer U.S.   Read More!

Shurijo Castle Festival Welcomes Chinese Ambassadors

The Shurijo Castle Festival starts next Friday October 27 and runs throughout the weekend until Sunday evening. On each of the three days there will be traditional entertainment on Shurijo’s event stage, all through the day, starting at 9.   Read More!

Health

O' Thread Fever Takes Over Island!

As the mid-October sun beat the Okinawa ground, 49 skaters prepare themselves for first place at the first skate-off sponsored by O’ Threads (Okinawa Threads). Last Sunday over 200 people showed up to observe skateboarders from all over Okinawa.   Read More!

Tips About My Addiction: Photographing Faces

As I wander about Okinawa, I notice the faces of people who seem to carry the wisdom of many years. For many, the wrinkles that they wear furrow deep into their skin.   Read More!

Amazing Amount of Life in the Rocky Rubble

Site Location: On Highway #58 go north of Kadena Circle continuing past the Ramada Renaissance Hotel and crossover the overpass at Nakadomari taking the right fork in continuing on Highway #58 toward Nago. You will pass through the tourist village where McDonalds will be on your right.   Read More!

Opinion

Stranger’s Kindness Made My Day Happier

I just want to say thank you to a man in uniform who paid $1.50 to help my son to buy two milk cartons from Foster Shoppette on October 10 around 5.   Read More!

Help Me End "Good Old Boys'" Abuses

I have been black balled from working for 18 SCVS for filing a grievance against my former boss. I was dismissed with no one to turn to except the civil court system, I tried the civil legal system and was advised by an attorney that many people come to her with the same complaints but finding witnesses to testify is a losing cause if they work for 18 SCVS, because they don't want to lose their jobs.   Read More!

Y Plate Drivers Are Rude, Dangerous

When I started living in Okinawa eight months ago my friends told me to be careful of Okinawan drivers. I was warned they had bad driving manners.   Read More!

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