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Last Update: September 7, 2012


Now What?

Labor Day and the end of summer are rapidly approaching but what a magnificent summer we divers have enjoyed! The Dive Lockers on Okinawa are bulging with new divers that have taken the plunge, beat the heat, and earned their entry-level certifications in SCUBA Diving. To all of you that have entered the Underwater World for your first time this summer I bid you a fond welcome.   Read More!


America On My Mind photo contest winners announced

Contestants of the America On My Mind photo contest were asked to submit photos relating to the theme taken at either AmericaFest or the Independence Day Celebration held this past summer. "We received so many great photos for the contest," boasts Alex Lewis of the Kadena Arts and Crafts Center.   Read More!

Kin Town Project

Three big projects in Kin Town Large-scale projects have been started or planned in order to vitalize the economy of Kin Town and to increase the employment opportunities for further development of the town. Some of the projects are as follows.   Read More!

Kinville going through reconstruction

Though tucked away quite a bit up north, many of the venues in Kin Town are worth visiting, and have quite a bit to offer in terms of music and hospitality. This whole street has made an attempt to make American service members feel at home after their big transition to the island.   Read More!


Bikkuri Donkey is wild, wild, western style cooking!

Long gone are the days when the local kids and youngsters craved after their favorite snacks of "hirayachi" (vegetable crape with miso inside) and "somen champuru" (thin buckweat noodles). If you ask now, most school age children will name "Hamburger Steak" as one of their favorites, both at school and at home.   Read More!

Beer and games delight at Dynasty Cruise

Recently, I was lucky enough to have the chance to take a cruise on Dynasty Cruises “Beer Cruise,” a short one and a half hour long boating excursion of fun for the whole family on the ship Moby Dick. The Beer Cruise is offered twice a month during the summer months, and if you haven't yet been on one of these trips, I highly recommend it! Although it is called a “Beer Cruise,” this trip has a lot of fun events for the whole family to enjoy.   Read More!

Dragon Fruit, an exotic addition to local fruit market

Dragon Fruit is a new product that is recently getting increasingly popular. Originally from Central America, it was brought to Okinawa a few years ago.   Read More!


DJ Carnival 2001

Calling all DJs! The Okinawa Turntablist Organization (OTO) is offering all of Okinawa's DJs a chance to be seen and heard in September's, DJ Carnival 2001. "Whether you play Hip-Hop, House, Trance, or whatever, this is your opportunity to be seen and heard," says organizer and DJ Pat Blaze.   Read More!

Friendship Through Music

With the theme “Friendship Through Music”, the III MEF Band will be performing at a combined concert with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, or JGSDF, 1st Combined Brigade Band. This is the 6th year that the 2 bands have joined for this concert.   Read More!


Junk cars a problem

I’m new to the island but there’s one problem that I can’t help but notice. That is the huge number of old junk cars everywhere.   Read More!

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