• The Healing Space | Okinawa hai!
    September 18, 2015

    The Healing Space

      CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK About a year after I arrived in Okinawa I was overwhelmed by shopping off base, especially for natural products and health remedies. Of course, I could order some…
  • A Mission Trip to Cambodia | Okinawa Hai!
    April 4, 2015

    A Mission Trip to Cambodia

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS/PHOTOS BY PETER VANOSDALL AND MARIE LEWIS I recently had the opportunity to go on a short-term Christian mission trip with a team from Koza Baptist Church. It was a difficult…
  • Nenpou-​ji2-600x450
    September 30, 2013

    Nenpou-ji Temple

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN While driving south on the 330, I briefly noticed a temple-like structure tucked away between some buildings. “What was that?!” At the time we could not stop to check…
  • Translator-4-450x450
    September 5, 2013

    Okinawa Translator – Getting Married in Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY EDWARD WINSLOW This is a review of a certified translation office that translated my affidavit from English to Japanese and helped complete our marriage application in order to submit…
  • MOPS-Cards
    July 24, 2011

    MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

    MOPS Cards CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER Your three-year old spilled his orange juice, and while you are on your hands and knees cleaning it up, you notice the stale Cheerios from days gone by hugging…
  • Okinawan Uranai
    August 21, 2009

    To Do: Visit an Okinawan Uranai (Fortune-teller)

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON One of my favorite things to do while traveling or living abroad is to talk to local people about their spiritual beliefs. It's so interesting to me to glimpse how they…
  • Christian Book
    August 12, 2009

    Christian Book & Gift Store

    CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR Finding a church when you first arrive on Okinawa is not an easy task and can take several months, if not longer, to accomplish.  On the other hand, finding a Christian…
  • Tea
    July 3, 2009

    Japanese Tea Ceremony

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON In Okinawa, we are fortunate to be able to attend a traditional tea ceremony as practiced in Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan. I recently witnessed one as part of…
  • Should You Bring The Kitchen Sink?
    January 10, 2008

    Bible Study Groups

    CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA Just wanted to give a chance for those of you who are involved in various Bible studies around the island to give a shout out to your group.  It was one of the things…
  • Should You Bring The Kitchen Sink?
    November 24, 2007

    Where Do You Worship?

    CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA One of the hardest things for me about the "moving" military life is having to search AGAIN for a place to worship with my family.  It's an exhausting and time-consuming…
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