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Health

The Tide Pools of Okinawa

One of the most fascinating aspects of any visit to the ocean, at low tide, is an exploration of the tide pools. Tide pools are pools of water that remain on shore after the ocean recedes at low tide.   Read More!

Deep Diving is The Ticket at Horseshoe Beach

Dive Site: Onna Point - The "HORSESHOE" This is yet another visit to the wonderful diving complex of Onna Point. If you have been using some of my suggestions for dive spots you will have noted that this is the third time I have written about Onna Point and the wonders of the reef and the wall diving that is available there.   Read More!

Community

Life of “Japanese Schindler” in Photos at Naha Exhibition

A photographic exhibition at the Okinawa Prefecture Womens’ Center in Naha last week celebrated the life of Chiune Sugihara, sometimes known as Japan’s Oscar Schindler, who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees during the Second World War. Many of the photographs in the exhibition were taken by Setsuko Kikuchi, sister of Sugihara’s wife, Yukiko.   Read More!

Localbeat

Halloween – When Dead Souls Roam Among the Living

Originally, a pagan festival of the dead, which has survived to the present in popular culture as Halloween, a night of trick-or-treating by children and others dressed in costumes of fantasy and the supernatural. All Hallows Eve is observed the night of October 31, followed on November 1 by All Hallows Day, also called All Hallowmas, All Saints' Day and All Soul's Day.   Read More!

Culture

The Beauty of Okinawan Crafts Seen at Fair

The traditional crafts of Okinawa are a continuing source of pride for the prefecture’s islands and a way to highlight an important part of the unique cultural heritage of the Okinawan people. The 7th Annual Okinawa Craft Fair was recently held at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City.   Read More!

Entertainment

Entertainment of “EPIC” Proportions

May, Theresa, Rhica and Ava, four sassy Filipina’s from Antioch, California who together form the soulful R&B quartet Epic Voices, will arrive on Okinawa today. After their debut album “Feels So Good” was released and immediately began receiving much attention, they decided to take their show on the road to military audiences on Okinawa.   Read More!

Here Come The Wenzels

Chris Bergstrom, Scott White, Alan York and David St. Gene have been playing together on Okinawa for two years now as The Wenzels.   Read More!

Opinion

Throwing The Ball

I am an avid reader of your Update Letters column and enjoy the fact that so many people are able to have a forum to air their feelings about such a variety of issues. Keep up the good work.   Read More!

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