• November 27, 2014

    Phone Numbers – 2014 Updates, PLUS How To Make Calls From DSN or Cell Phones

    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. click photo for image source Early in 2014, a few of the bases on Okinawa changed their telephone policies, preventing people direct dialing from Japanese commercial phones…
  • September 26, 2013

    Learning Japanese Online

    CONTRIBUTED BY COURTNEY FRY What’s that? You want to learn some Japanese but don’t have an iPhone, or want something more in-depth than the apps? Here are a few ways you can learn with your computer,…
  • August 30, 2013

    Learning Japanese With Apps

    CONTRIBUTED BY COURTNEY FRY Admittedly, I am a linguaphile -- I choose to study other languages for fun. In fact, learning Japanese was one of the things that most appealed to me about moving to Okinawa.…
  • April 12, 2013

    Stephanie’s Boutique

    CONTRIBUTED BY DANNY WILSON Hello Okinawa Hai friends! I just wanted to take a minute to tell you all about this cool little place my wife found. So there we were bored one Thursday night when my…
  • May 14, 2012

    Newlywed PCS, Part 5: Exhaustion and Awe

    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 more…
  • October 14, 2011

    Cell Phones on Okinawa, Part 2

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Technology moves fast.  Lightning fast.  So quickly that the iPhone 4s that my husband and I got when we PCS'd back to the US last summer and which had just been…
  • December 30, 2010

    Phone Calls – DSN Numbers

    CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN H. Sooner or later, while living here on Okinawa, you will have to make phone calls into the DSN system.   Basically, there are local Okinawan numbers and there are DSN numbers,…
  • September 9, 2010

    Party In The USA: Okinawa Version

    I received a fun email from Brenda last week about a video her son directed and edited and had uploaded to YouTube.  In the last couple of days, the video seems to have gone "viral" on FaceBook as…
  • May 4, 2009

    Verizon Phone Service on Kadena

    CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY In a community, confusion and frustration is common during times of change.  A positive outcome of these feelings is unity in finding a common goal.  On April 1, 2009, the Kadena…
  • March 29, 2009

    Keeping Kids Connected with Long-Distance Relatives

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE When my family and I moved to Okinawa last summer, our families had warned us ahead of time: We’re not going to be able to make it out there to visit you.  It’s…
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