• Onna Station Market-018
    May 13, 2016

    Onna Station Market & Onna Village Culture and Information Center

    CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES The Onna Village Culture and Information Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market are easy to find. It looks like a big convention center on Hwy 58, just north of the…
  • Movies
    December 23, 2014

    Movie Theaters on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. click photo for source  Want to catch the latest flick? Here's a list of theaters around Okinawa, with links to their websites for current and up-to-date playing movies and…
  • Above The East China Sea
    November 21, 2014

    Book Review: Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird

    Editor's Note: A copy of this book was provided to the Okinawa Hai staff by the publisher, but this review was written by our former OkiHai local manager who purchased her own copy and provided this…
  • Still Having Fun Book
    July 9, 2014

    Still Having Fun: Book Review

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Editor’s Note: Author Candace George Thompson provided a complimentary copy of this book to Heather so that she could take a look inside and share her thoughts with…
  • Soldiering On Book
    June 18, 2014

    Book Review: Soldiering On – Finding My Homes

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Editor’s Note: Author Christine Kriha Kastner provided a complimentary copy of this memoir to Heather so that she could take a look inside and share her thoughts with…
  • Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands l Okinawa Hai!
    April 23, 2014

    Book Review: Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS Editor's Note: Local author Robert Walker provided a complimentary copy of his book to Marie so that she could take a look inside and share the highlights with our readers.…
  • Hotel-Hibiscus
    March 2, 2013

    Hotel Hibiscus Movie Review

    CONTRIBUTED BY MUNEERAH BEE Mieko is a feisty, determined and opinionated little girl who is on a quest to meet a Kijimuna. Although she initially dismissed the rumors about its existence, the elementary…
  • Recycle-Store-Exterior
    September 13, 2012

    Manga Souko マンガ倉庫 – Recycle Store

    Recycle Store Exterior CONTRIBUTED BY STEPHANIE MONROE I’ve been on Okinawa about a year now, and since our arrival I’ve been lamenting the loss of one of my favorite activities: shopping the…
  • Music-Class
    January 25, 2012

    Music Together Trumpetfish

    CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY WELLS Music Class Six months ago I found an ad on the Okinawa Yard Sales website with information regarding a new music class available on the island. Lauren Baskins had recently…
  • 1955Japans_flag-300x199
    January 20, 2012

    Kimigayo: Japanese National Anthem

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE “Kimigayo,” (君が代) the Japanese National Anthem, is a song almost all of us hear daily. At military events and at the end of the day, the “Star Spangled Banner”…
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