• May 23, 2016

    Okinawa Expressway and ETC

    Editor's Note: Okinawa Expressway and ETC was originally published on Okinawa Hai on March 27, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take, published…
  • Time Wash Okinawa | Okinawa Hai
    September 17, 2015

    Time Wash Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY BRETTE KNAUTE There was a time, back in my youth, when my car was spotless. The seats were clean, the windows were washed -- it even had a wonderful "new-car smell". Ah the good old…
  • ACE/AIU Free Towing l Okinawa Hai!
    February 16, 2015

    ACE/AIU Free Car Towing

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT We all fear the dreaded ‘death’ of a car. The battery is dead, the starter is shot, you have a flat tire and cannot change it on your own, among other problems. Well,…
  • Key Box l Okinawa Hai!
    April 9, 2014

    Key Box

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Do you need a new or duplicate key for your car? Well, we sure did when we purchased our new car once arriving on island. The key we received was in dire need of being…
  • January 10, 2014

    Toma’s Garage

    CONTRIBUTED BY LACEY SOILEAU When my husband first told me he got orders for us to move to Okinawa, he made it his mission to tell every funny, horrific, adventurous story he could about his tour…
  • June 5, 2013

    Buying a Car – Why We Chose BC Motors

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER When we first arrived on-island last June, one of the first things we wanted to do was buy a car. We felt badly constantly asking our sponsor for rides to places—especially…
  • October 23, 2012

    Hazard Button

    CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY MULDER When we arrived on the island my husband was beyond eager to purchase a car. I was 34 weeks pregnant and we both wanted to nest as soon as possible. The first car my husband…
  • September 2, 2012

    Our Olympic PCS, Part 4: Junk! That! Car!

    Follow Sarah's OCONUS to OCONUS journey here:  1, 2, 3, 5, 6 CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE We started our time in Okinawa with twin cars: two silver Funcargos. Sadly, they came to different fates by…
  • July 25, 2012

    Our Olympic PCS, Part 3: The Car Selling Relay Race

    Follow Sarah's OCONUS to OCONUS journey here:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6 CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Olympic PCS e1340020468834 There are several milestones when planning a PCS to Okinawa: sending off your shipments,…
  • June 22, 2012

    Nago Shortcut

    CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON The first time I rode through Nago on a trip with some co-workers, it seemed like forever. It was the middle of the summer and we seemed to catch every red light…
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