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Aircraft, fun ready for Futenma Flightline Fair
[2012-06-29] If at first you canít succeed because of menacing weather, wait two weeks, reschedule and then get on with the annual Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Flightline Festival Originally scheduled for mid-June, the two-day festival is now set to kick off under sunny skies Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. Read More!
Historic Battle of Okinawa anniversary Saturday
[2012-06-22] The guns fell silent 67 years ago next week after the most horrendous round of combat in history. The Battle of Okinawa, which set the stage for the end of World War II, was 82 days of brutal air-land-sea fighting which claimed the lives of 240,000 people. Read More!
Ginoza Village: Okinawas diamond in the rough
[2012-06-22] Ginoza Village prides itself on being a healthy, vibrant central Okinawan community that extends its hospitality to everyone, without being a flamboyant or pushy place. Tiny Ginoza, population just over 5,000, communes with nature, and welcomes visitors who want to get away from the rat race and learn about the island culture and the people. Read More!
Itoman Haarii 'daddy of 'em all' this weekend
[2012-06-22] The bells atop Santinmo Hill overlooking Itoman Port began ringing a week ago, alerting everyone to the big day Saturday when the Haarii Festival gets under way with a 9:30 a.m. Read More!
Aircraft, music, fun slated for Futenma Flightline Fair
[2012-06-15] Summertime means summer fun on Okinawa, and the annual Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Flightline Festival that was postponed to the weekend of June 30~July 1 due to approaching typhoon Guchol, promises to get things rolling with plenty of fun. As the summer heat waves roll in, the Futenma Flightline Fair celebrates with cool treats and free admission to the aviation world. Read More!
Dad's Day to get lots of special attention
[2012-06-15] Sundayís Fatherís Day around the world, a day celebrated to honor fathers and fatherhood, and the influence of fathers in society. Fatherís Day has been celebrated the third Sunday in June for decades, a day complimenting Motherís Day commemorated each May. Read More!
Colorful Hydrangea flowers now showing off in Motobu
[2012-06-01] Thousands of brilliant colored hydrangea flowers are now in full bloom on a 9,900 square meters plot of Motobu land that once was worked as a tangerine farm. The Ajisai-enís purple flowers are the handiwork of Uto Yohena, a 95-year-old lady whoís been toiling at raising and perfecting the flowers for more than three decades. Read More!
Forecasters predict 'normal' typhoon season
[2012-06-01] The 2012 typhoon season officially kicks off June 1st, and thus far thereís nothing on the ocean horizon to suggest any storms to push up that date, as Aere did last May, complete with all the TCCOR advisories and warnings that got the military communitiesí attention, but turned out to be nothing more than a rainmaker. It should be noted, though, that Tropical Storm Pakhar didnít read any of the meteorological books or manuals, instead choosing March 24th ~ April 2nd to make a run across the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Read More!
40 years from reversion Okinawa stuck with U.S. military burden
[2012-05-25] Although Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Okinawa's return to Japanese administration in 1972, the southernmost prefecture finds itself struggling under a continuing U.S. Read More!
Golden Kings trash Phoenix to win league title
[2012-05-25] The Ryukyu Golden Kings were the top team in the Basketball Japan League this season, racking up a 39-13 regular season record in its quest for a shot at the playoffs and a second league title, and it all came together in Tokyoís Ariake Colosseum with a drubbing of the defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix. What made the 89-73 victory even more special was the Ďrevengeí element brought forward in the rematch between the Golden Kings and the Phoenix. Read More!

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