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Last Update: September 7, 2012
Natalie Precup is the winner of this week’s Japan Update raffle, and she won a one-night stay for to at the Best Western Naha Inn in the heart of Okinawa’s capital and a stone-throw away from the very center of the city.
Natalie is from California, and says that although she has been away from home only about one year, she is already missing it. Read More!» Fill out our survey for a chance to win!
Editor’s Note: Okinawa’s beautiful southern islands are being showcased in Japan Update each week. This week, venture into the culture and beauty of a tiny Yaeyama Island called KOhama, only a half-hour from Ishigaki. Read More! The latest low cost carrier to begin service to Okinawa, AirAsia Japan, says it is going to begin a special discount campaign ahead of its launch in August.
The campaign will offer ¥2,980 one-way ticket fares on flights between Naha and Narita International Airport. Read More! The Naha Grand Hotel has been around for a while, and is a favorite resting spot for business travelers, friends and families who’ve made the downtown Naha hotel seem like home.
Completely renovated two years ago, the hotel is located smack in the middle of Naha City’s downtown district on Kokusai Street. Read More!
Hard to believe, an exhibition about insects, dinosaurs, slides, trains and more, all created from cardboard.
It’s real though, and the Cardboard Art Exhibition opens Saturday at the Urasoe Shopping Center for a one-month run. Read More! The Kijimuna Festa and ASSITEJ International Meeting, with a theme “Theater is Nuchigusui” kicks off its run Saturday in Okinawa City, offering more than 115 distinctly different programs, seminars, workshops, performances and events for visitors over the nine days.
The international festival, the International Theater Festival Okinawa for Young Audiences, is a cultural gold mine for youngsters. Read More! Okinawa’s cultural diversity celebrates a bit more this weekend, as the the Koza Peruvian Association introduces Peru’s customs at a Peruvian Festival.
The Sunday afternoon event takes place on the first floor Music Plaza at Koza Music Town. Read More!
An American-inspired restaurant overlooking the beautiful East China Sea off Okinawa’s west coast at Chatan has made adjustments to be open for brunch.
Located near the Sunabe Sea Wall, Infiniti Bar & Grill is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a. Read More! An American-inspired restaurant overlooking the beautiful East China Sea off Okinawa’s west coast at Chatan has made adjustments to be open for brunch.
Located near the Sunabe Sea Wall, Infiniti Bar & Grill is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a. Read More!
Tomigusuku City’s a fast-growing southern Okinawa city that’s attracting plenty of car dealers, including Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Daihatsu, and a big rent-a-cart company, but they’re overshadowed this weekend by the Tomigusuku Festival at Toyosaki Kaihin Park and at Chursasun Beach.
The Saturday and Sunday festival starts at 9 a. Read More! Ginowan City’s always a busy place, night and day, but it gets even more hectic Sunday as the events all surround a rope measuring a meter in diameter and 60 meters in length.
It’s the rope used for the Ginowan Tug of War, and organizers and Ginowan area citizens are still tying up the rope, getting it ready for the weekend. Read More! A weekend in Kin Town promises a lot more than the usual festival, with a series of exhibitions on tap to attract more attention Saturday and Sunday for the Kin Town Festival.
A Bonsai exhibition, a North Dam office exhibition, one from the Okinawa Electric Power Company and another from Tour de Okinawa, plus yet another from Los Brazil Kin Civilian Picture Exhibition, all are part of Kin Town’s way of luring more visitors for the annual festival. Read More! |