• 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…
  • GI Bill Pay
    February 5, 2016

    Paying Bills Off Base

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE BUDZIEN Do you live off-base or are you getting ready to move out into town? We love living off base, but, you will have more bills to pay! Thankfully service members authorized…
  • Camp Hansen entrance
    May 28, 2015

    Camp Hansen – Okinawa Installation Overview

    We will be publishing base reviews of all US Military Installations on Okinawa over the course of the rest of this year. Many thanks to Anthony for taking on this time-intensive and incredibly helpful…
  • Kinser
    February 17, 2015

    Camp Kinser – Okinawa Installation Overview

    We will be publishing base reviews of all US Military Installations on Okinawa over the course of the rest of this year. Many thanks to Anthony for taking on this time-intensive and incredibly helpful…
  • Budget-moving-truck-600x450
    August 26, 2013

    Budget Moving

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Editor's Note: This is a follow-up to Shell's step-by-step guide to moving from one off-base home to another. To read that article, click HERE.  When we decided to move…
  • On-island-moving-1-600x450
    August 19, 2013

    On-Island Moving

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Editor's Note: So you've already settled into your home in Okinawa, but now you're itching to move to a better location/house/fill-in-the-blank. If this is you, Shell's…
  • OH-OffBase-Housing-Takahara-April-2013
    April 25, 2013

    Off-Base Housing, near Camp Foster: Okinawa City, Takahara

    Living overseas has its challenges, and a commonly agreed upon one is finding that perfect place to live. To help those of us who are curious about the different options for living on Okinawa, readers…
  • Newlywed-kitchen-1
    May 29, 2012

    Newlywed PCS, Part 7: Honey, I'm HOME!

    For those of you planning a move to Okinawa soon, we hope Marie's descriptions of the process of their travel and first months of settling in can help you with a few of the "unknowns."  To read…
  • Dryer
    September 3, 2011

    Japanese Appliance Translations

    CONTRIBUTED BY AVIVA BOWMAN So i was wrestling with my air conditioner remote the other day, and thought of something I could do that would be handy for the masses who read Oki Hai. When we first…
  • House Moving Tips
    November 21, 2009

    House Moving Tips – for families moving from one off-base home to another

    CONTRIBUTED BY JANNINE MYERS During the summer my husband and I decided that the Kadena flightline, located directly across the road from our off-base home, wasn’t necessarily a great landmark to…
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