• February 7, 2017

    Blue House Okinawa

      CONTRIBUTED BY JULIA O. Blue House Okinawa is an up and coming venue for a variety of events on island.  I had the pleasure of taking a beginners Japanese class and meet plenty of amazing…
  • December 28, 2016

    Ringing In The New Year, Okinawa-Style

    CONTRIBUTED BY KARI F. Most cultures have annual customs and celebrations revolving around the new year, and I thought I'd touch on some of the many traditions surrounding the new year in Japan, also…
  • December 19, 2016

    Okinawa International Women’s Club

    CONTRIBUTED BY NAOMI KATO JOHNSON Okinawa International Women’s Club (OIWC) is a non-profit organization that has been around for 60 years. We are known for our generous donations to support local…
  • November 25, 2016

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Have you had a chance to visit the beautiful Naminoue-gu shrine yet? If you are planning a visit, I’d like to draw your attention to its Buddhist cousin, Gokoku-ji temple.…
  • November 18, 2016

    Jingu-ji Temple

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY Have any of you visited Futenma shrine caves? For those who have, you may or may not have noticed, a short walk up the road from the highway is a gateway. This is the entrance…
  • November 8, 2016

    November 2016 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KERI C. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of November. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • October 1, 2016

    October 2016 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of October. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • September 26, 2016

    Visiting Shrines & Temples in Japan

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY   The two biggest religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. The former's place of worship is a shrine; the latter a temple. Whilst these two religions vary somewhat…
  • August 1, 2016

    August 2016 Local Events Calendar

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Here you’ll find a list of local events for the month of August. Events on the island are constantly being created and changed, so please make sure to use the contact info…
  • 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…
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