• yomitan-farmers-market1
    December 5, 2016

    Yomitan Farmers Market

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA GRACE WOOD   Living off base allows me to discover our little village and most of all contribute to our local amenities and small businesses. One of my husband’s and my…
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    November 16, 2016

    Re: Food Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KARI FRAZIER Those who have relocated to Okinawa with food sensitivities know first-hand how difficult the transition can be and how hard it is to find safe food! They also realize…
  • KOIcafe2
    November 9, 2016

    KOI Cafe

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Last time I was down on Kokusai Street was in the beginning of August 2016 with a friend, and as anyone who has lived on Okinawa for some time knows, it was hot. A cool…
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    November 4, 2016

    Tips for Eating Gluten Free on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KARI FRAZIER     click photo for source Moving to a new country can be daunting for even the most adventurous of spirits, but when you have food allergies or sensitivities,…
  • GoldIceCream4
    October 21, 2016

    Gold Leafed Ice Cream Shop

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH BANCROFT Whenever I have friends or family visiting Okinawa, I always make sure to take them to do some shopping on Kokusai Street in Naha. It is a fun experience and this time…
  • Cheese Guy Storefront
    September 14, 2016

    The Cheese Guy In Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY JARED DAYOUB Sometimes, the best part of traveling the world is finding comforting reminders of home. I recently returned from leave where I spent time visiting family in Traverse City,…
  • Lawson Station
    August 15, 2016

    Lawson Station

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY   Lawson Station is a well known chain of convenience stores across Japan. Ever visited one? If not, you’re missing out. History Lawson Station actually originated…
  • Kokusai Dori
    July 18, 2016

    Kokusai Dori, Naha

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Kokusai Dori (street) is a hugely popular tourist spot located in Naha, Okinawa’s capital city. The name Kokusai Dori translates to “international road”. It’s one…
  • Aeon
    July 11, 2016

    Aeon on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Aeon is a chain of malls found throughout Japan and Asia. They are the biggest retail operator on the continent. On Okinawa, they are spread throughout the prefecture,…
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    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…
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