• February 3, 2017

    Panchori-na

    CONTRIBUTED BY THERESA BUYCO I take bread pretty seriously. French bread, sourdough, ciabatta, croissants -- you name it; I love them all. My eyes almost roll back into my head every time I break…
  • December 5, 2016

    Yomitan Farmers Market

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA GRACE WOOD   (NOTE: Official Okinawan name is J.A. YUNTA ICHIBA) Living off base allows me to discover our little village and most of all contribute to our local amenities…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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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